06/26/2017 11:09 EDT | Updated 06/26/2017 11:10 EDT

Prince Harry Reveals He Once ‘Wanted Out’ Of The Royal Family

Having a title isn't for everyone.

LONDON — Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of the British royal family.

In an interview published in the Mail on Sunday, the prince said the time he spent in the army was "the best escape I've ever had" and that he thought about giving up his title.

He said: "I felt I wanted out, but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself."

Harry is fifth in line to the throne.

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Prince Harry at Admiralty House on June 7, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

The comments followed an interview published in Newsweek in which he said he doubted anyone in the royal family wanted to be king or queen.

He said his family "will carry out our duties at the right time" and that they're "not doing this for ourselves, but for the greater good of the people."

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