By Taonga Sesani
EDINBURGH-(MaraviPost)-Prince Harry attended the travelyst Sustainable Tourism summit in Edinburgh, Scotland on Wednesday.
Before he took the stage to say few words, the host Ayeshe Hazarika told the crowd the Duke of Sussex wanted to be called by just his first name.
He made it clear we that we are all just to call him ‘Harry’, she said per a video shared by thr Daily Mail’s royal correspondent Rebecca English.
The decision may not come as a huge surprise to royal admirers, back in January Harry and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back as senior members of the royal family and split their time between UK and North America.
Per the agreement the two will no longer undertake representative duties on behalf of Queen Elizabeth.
According to the Sussex website, they will also no longer actively use their HRH titles as they will no longer be working members of family as of Spring 2020.
During the summit Harry also explained Travelyst a new initiative led by the duke and founded by Booking. com, Sky scanner, Trip.com, TripAdvisor and Visa.
According to its website, the organization aims to transform the future of travel into a more sustainable one that supports and protects destination and local communities for decades to come.
Harry debuted the initiative in September 2019. The launch came just weeks after Harry and Meghan came under fire for taking a private jet to nice despite speaking out about protecting the planet.
“I came here by commercial, I spend 99 percent of my life traveling the world by commercial. Occasionally, there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure my family are safe and its genuinely as simple as that, but as I said in my speech for me its about balance,” said Harry.
This marked Harry’s first time back in UK. since reuniting with Meghan and their son Archie Harrison in Canada where the trio has been residing back in January.