LONDON (AP) – Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song on the 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” during a talk show interview that night where he said he didn’t do it. I am not leaving his royal duties.

During an appearance on the CBS television program “The Late, Late Show with James Corden,” which aired early Friday, Harry said he had decided to retire from his job as a frontline member of the royal family to help his wife, son and protect his son his sanity.

“It was more of a step backwards than a resignation,” he told Corden. “It was a really difficult environment that I think a lot of people saw. So I did what any father or husband would and thought, ‘How can I get my family out of here? ‘But we never left, and as far as I’m concerned, no matter what decisions are made on this side, I will never leave. “

The appearance was Harry’s first interview since his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, stripped the Prince and his wife, former actress Meghan Markle, of their remaining royal duties earlier this month. Cordens coup trumped Oprah Winfrey, whose interview with the couple is slated to air on March 7th.

During the segment, Corden and the Prince tour Southern California in an open top bus and arrive at a point in front of the mansion where the opening sequence of Will Smith’s “Fresh Prince” was filmed.