Prince Harry Reportedly Pulled Away from Many of His Close Pals during Wife Meghan's Pregnancy
The Duke of Sussex reportedly became distant from his close-knit buddies while he was expecting his first child with his wife, Meghan Markle.
The lives of the English royals are always under the scrutiny of the public's eye, and just like every other public figure, their moves and decisions regularly make the headlines.
Regardless of being subject to the watchfulness of the media, some of them have managed to share close relationships with people they trust. These are not only family members but friends.
35-year-old Prince Harry wasn't an exception to this shared relationship; however, what's making the headlines is his decision to stay clear off any friend, even his longtime pals.
This decision became glaring when Meghan was six months into her pregnancy. An authoritative source opined that:
"Most, no longer even have his cell number. They understand that men often drift from their friends after marriage, but there's still a lot of resentment because they had been so close for so long."
While Harry may have considered cutting ties with his longtime buddies, his wife is doing the direct opposite. The 38-year-old American actress looks forward to bonding more than ever since her marriage to the Prince.
Meghan even left her son, 8-months-old Archibald Mountbatten Windsor in Canada with her friend Jessica Mulroney, while she left for Europe.
Now that Harry will be residing in Canada too, the distance between the two brothers is might only deepen the more.
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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. • This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944. • Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. #FestivalOfRemembrance #WeWillRememberThem Photo © PA / Royal British Legion
Asides from trusting her pal with her son, she ensured to include her friends in her events such as her baby showers and wedding. Meghan and Harry may view friendship differently, but the duo agrees on how they intend to spend their lives together.
In an Instagram post, the couple announced their retirement from Royal duties as they quest for an independent way of life, while they travel across continents. It read :
"...We intend to step back as 'senior' members...and work to become financially independent...We now plan to balance your time between the United Kingdom and North America…"
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
As for the rest of the royals, it was a slightly bitter pill to swallow, and although the Queen released a statement to support the decision, a source described the feeling that resonates with the family as "hurtful.
Speaking of hurtful, Prince William is reportedly not happy about the strained relationship with Prince Harry. The duo used to be extremely close, and it seems Harry didn't only pull himself away from friends but family also.
The brothers lived in Buckingham Palace as one big family; however, now that Harry will be residing in Canada too, the distance between the two brothers is might only deepen the more.