Prince Harry fears he will 'burnout' working from Californian mansion

‘My mantra is to try to make the world a better place’: Prince Harry fears he will ‘burnout’ as he balances WFH at his £11m Californian mansion with his battle to make life better for Archie and Lilibet

Prince Harry has revealed he fears he will ‘burnout’ as he tries to make the world a ‘better place’ for his children Archie and Lilibet. 

In his latest interview on US television, the Duke of Sussex said he struggles to balance working from home in his £11 million mansion in Montecito, California with parenting. 

He said: ‘My sort of mantra now every day is a dangerous one because I need to make sure I don’t have burn out is trying to make sure. 

‘I make a world a better place for my kids. Otherwise what is the point. Responsibility I feel as a parent you probably feel as well. And we can’t fix everything. We know that. But what we can do is be there for each other.’

He also revealed how working from home is ‘not all it’s cracked up to be’ and admitted that he found it difficult to ‘separate’ his work from Archie and Lilibet. 

He said: ‘This whole working from home stuff is not all it’s cracked up to be. Certainly post-Covid. Because it is really hard when your kids and you are in the same place. It is really hard to separate the work from them. Because they kind of overlap. 

‘Archie spends more time interrupting our zoom calls than anybody else. But he also gets us off them as well, so that’s also a nice thing.’

The interview was released as Harry made his latest appearance at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands today. Photos from the event show the prince carrying a water bottle with the word ‘Earth’ emblazoned on it.   

It appears to be from the Earth Group, a Canada-based corporation that says it exists ‘to provide food, water, and education to children globally’. 

The company says it has a worldwide agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme to fund their school feeding programmes. 

Prince Harry spoke to NBC’s Today programme and praised the Queen’s ‘great sense of humour’ during the interview

Photos from the Invictus Games show the prince carrying a water bottle with the word ‘Earth’ emblazoned on it. It appears to be from the Earth Group, a Canada-based corporation that says it exists ‘to provide food, water, and education to children globally’.

In his latest interview on US television, the Duke of Sussex also placed doubt over whether he would attend his grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London in June amid the ongoing security row with the Home Office, adding: ‘Home for me now is, you know, for the time being, it’s in the States. And it feels that way as well.’

This comes despite his lawyers telling the High Court in February of the UK: ‘This is and always will be his home.’ 

In addition, he praised the Queen’s ‘sense of humour’ and spoke of their ‘really special relationship’ following their surprise meeting at Windsor Castle last Thursday where he had tea with her and his wife Meghan Markle. 

And, talking about his late mother Princess Diana, Harry told NBC’s Today that he feels her ‘presence in almost everything that I do now’ and that he talks to his son Archie about her and there are photos of her in their home. 

Asked what is the best thing about the Queen, he said: ‘Her sense of humour and her ability to see the humour in so many different things. We have a really special relationship. We talk about things that she can’t talk about with anybody else, so that is always a nice peace to her. But I think… after a certain age you get bored of birthdays.’ 

And asked about the Jubilee celebrations, he said: ‘I don’t know yet. There’s lots of things with security issues and everything else. This is what I’m trying to do, trying to make it possible that I can get my kids to meet her.’ 

But when questioned over whether he misses Charles and William, the Duke was keen to swerve the subject, telling presenter Hoda Kotb: ‘For me at the moment, I’m here focused on these guys [Invictus athletes] and these families and giving everything that I can, 120 per cent to them to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime. That’s my focus here. And when I leave here, I get back and my focus is on my family who I miss massively.’ 

In a separate interview with People magazine, Harry previously revealed that Lilibet had taken her first steps and is ‘trying to keep up with her big brother Archie’. 

He also previously spoke about his drive to ‘make the world a better place’ for his children and said that people ‘shouldn’t bring children into the world’ unless they’re willing to improve it for them.

Speaking with the Netherlands’ Kindercorrespondent reporters during the Invictus Games at The Hague, Harry said he wanted his two young children, Archie and Lilibet – known as Lili – to grow up ‘in a fairer world, a safer world, a more equal world’.

‘It’s not going to be easy but I will never, ever, ever rest until I have as a parent at least tried to make the world a better place for them because it is our responsibility that the world is the way it is now,’ the Duke told the child reporters, aged 11 and 12.

‘I don’t think that we should be bringing children into the world unless we’re going to make that commitment to make it better for them. We cannot steal your future.’

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