The Sun: Prince Harry Misses His UK Friends & Is Using Whatsapp to Keep in Touch More Than Ever Now

Since Prince Harry left his friends and family behind in England for a new life in North America, with his wife Meghan Markle and son, Archie, he has been communicating more with his friends on a WhatsApp group.

Even though Prince Harry is worlds apart from the only life he has known in England, the former royal has been keeping in touch with many of his close friends. A source revealed:

"Harry misses his friends of course - anyone would. But he has been in WhatsApp Group with his mates for years and he uses that more than ever now to keep in touch and send pictures."

Prince Harry, meet with the press as he hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace, on January 16, 2020, in London, England | Source: Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry, meet with the press as he hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace, on January 16, 2020, in London, England | Source: Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The source told The Sun, who Harry has been more active on WhatsApp since moving to Canada two weeks ago, enjoys sharing funny pictures and videos.

The news that he is keeping in touch with many of his friends comes amid reports that in the past year he had cut off some of his closest friends, and many people he knew don't have his new cell phone number today.

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Today is #earthday - an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home. The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today. Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©️DOS sharing his environmental POV including: Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us. A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling. Desert lions are critically endangered due partly to human wildlife conflict, habitat encroachment and climate change. 96% of mammals on our 🌍 are either livestock or humans, meaning only 4% remaining are wild animals. Orca and Humpback whale populations are recovering in Norway thanks to the protection of their fisheries. Proof that fishing sustainably can benefit us all. Roughly 3/4 of Guyana is forested, its forests are highly diverse with 1,263 known species of wildlife and 6,409 species of plants. Many countries continue to try and deforest there for the global demand for timber. We all now know the damage plastics are causing to our oceans. Micro plastics are also ending up in our food source, creating not just environmental problems for our planet but medical problems for ourselves too. When a fenced area passes its carrying capacity for elephants, they start to encroach into farmland causing havoc for communities. Here @AfricanParksNetwork relocated 500 Elephants to another park within Malawi to reduce the pressure on human wildlife conflict and create more dispersed tourism. Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but every day. #earthday

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The source said Harry has made it a point that despite his royal exit, he wants to keep in touch with the people he has been close with for years.

However, it is reported that some of his childhood friends like Tom "Skippy" Inskip, Astrid Harbord, and others have been cut out of his life over concerns they had about his relationship with Meghan Markle before they got married.

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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There have been reports that since getting married, his circle has become smaller. Recently, his long-time friend Nacho Figueras, who he has stayed in touch with spoke out in his defense of his royal exit saying:

"I spoke to Harry a few days ago. He has suffered a lot from all of the things that have happened to him. He suffers a lot from people judging him."

It has been speculated that Harry and Meghan's plans to build a life for themselves in North America had a lot to do with losing touch with many of their childhood friends.

Reports suggest they have grown apart from many people because they have started associating with A-list stars like Gayle King, Serena Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, George and Amal Clooney.

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The Duke of Sussex today attended the official launch of The Invictus Games The Hague 2020. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. Sport has the power to help people physically and psychologically. Our mental fitness is the key, because without it we fail to operate efficiently; but with it your physical performance and potential are exponentially improved and we have witnessed this over and over again. Thousands of hopeful competitors around the world are training hard, putting the hours in and aiming to represent their country once again at next years’ Games. 19 nations will be represented in The Hague, standing shoulder to shoulder, and showing the world what teamwork, friendship and loyalty really means. In these challenging times these values are more important than ever. It is your resilience, your determination and your courage which draw crowds in their thousands. Leaving them feeling more inspired, moved and proud than they ever thought possible. You have already proved - anything is possible. Make these games your own. We chose you for a reason. And it wasn’t just because I like the colour orange! Thank you all for guarding the Invictus Spirit and see you in 2020. - The Duke of Sussex

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The couple might not miss their royal life too much. According to InsiderMeghan and Harry's relaxed approach to etiquette at high society events, was an issue for many of their hosts.

It was revealed, that their rule-breaking when it came to etiquette, and their public displays of affection forced many of their friends to stop inviting them to their events. 

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