Harry, Back in UK, Doesn't Want to Be Called 'Prince'

Just Harry, he requests at working summit for his sustainable travel initiative
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2020 10:10 AM CST
On Trip to UK, Harry Doesn't Want to Be Called 'Prince'
Britain's Prince Harry speaks during a sustainable tourism summit at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday.   (Andrew Milligan/Pool Photo via AP)

Just Harry, please: On his first trip back to the UK since he and wife Meghan agreed to the terms of their exit as senior royals, that's how Prince Harry asked to be introduced—Harry, minus the "prince." As Good Morning America reports, he also flew commercial for the trip to Scotland, where he attended a working summit Wednesday for a sustainable travel initiative he launched in September called Travalyst. Says an ABC News "royal contributor" of the prince, who was also seen carrying his own bags: "This was an informal event with a lot of people from the tourism and leisure industry meeting for the first time, and I think Harry was keen to break the ice and to make it clear he was there in a personal capacity."

Technically, Harry and Meghan remain working members of Britain's royal family until March 31. As the royal contributor notes, Travalyst, which focuses on eco-conscious travel choices, "is very much part of Harry's next chapter." Responding to criticism of his private jet usage back when he launched the organization in September, Harry said, "I spend 99% of my life traveling the world by commercial [aircraft]. Occasionally, there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure that my family are safe, and it's genuinely as simple as that." USA Today notes that during this UK trip, Harry will also appear at a recording of a song for the Invictus Games, which he founded. He and Meghan will return together in early March for a series of engagements. (More Prince Harry stories.)

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