Harry and his brother, Prince William, have been increasingly transparent in the previous year about the lasting psychological scars of their mother's tragic death when they were just children.
In regards to efforts that have been made to make the royal family more accessible - embracing social media and being more open with the press in interviews such as this one and the one recently granted to British GQ by his brother, Prince William - Harry said it is a "tricky balancing act". The royal family does not want to start a debate on the monarchical destiny.
Harry said that he didn't really work through his grief until his 20s. "We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people", he told the outlet. Harry asks. "I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time".
"We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy".
Harry in the interview paid tribute to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, for letting the younger royals "do things their own way". "She had the most wonderful sense of humor and always wanted to make things fun for us", he says, "as well as protect us".
The procession was screened live around the world.
Harry and other members of the family, including his 15-year-old brother Prince William and his father Prince Charles, walked behind the hearse in full public view.
In a recent interview, Harry, who has become a mental health champion, revealed he had received counseling to cope with the death in a auto crash of his mom.
He said: "My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television".
"I don't think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances". "I don't think it would happen today".
Asked whether he anxious that an ordinary Royal Family would take away The Firm's mystery, Harry replied: "It's a tricky balancing act".
"The monarchy is a force for good and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere the Queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won't be trying to fill her boots".
Unfortunately, his latest comments about the British monarchy "have prompted Republicans in Great Britain- who seek to abolish the monarchy entirely- to argue that the country does not need "reluctant royals", Vanity Fair wrote". He still does his own shopping, he said.
"I think that having too many options makes your life more complicated and more hard".