Prince Harry Reportedly Told Friends He ‘Cannot Believe’ His Life Has Been ‘Turned Upside Down’ Claim Royal Sources
Prince Harry is reportedly having a difficult time adjusting to his new life outside of the royal spotlight. Harry recently moved to Los Angeles with his wife, Meghan Markle, and son, Archie Harrison, to set up a new base of operation. Although Harry is committed to his family, an inside source claims that he “cannot believe” his life has been “turned upside down” over Megxit.
Prince Harry reportedly misses the Army
Harry’s exit from the royal family went into effect on March 31. The Duke of Sussex agreed not to use his royal titles and lost several of his military appointments as a result of his departure. This includes his position as Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington and Captain of the Royal Marines.
Harry did, however, keep his rank of major and stated that he will continue to support the “military community in a non-official capacity.” He did not reveal any specifics about his future plans, but he is expected to continue projects like the Invictus Games, which supports wounded veterans.
According to Daily Mail, an insider says that Harry told his friends that he misses the Army life and that he regrets losing his military appointments. The source added that Harry believes things would have worked out differently if he had still been in the armed forces this past year.
“Harry has told friends he is really missing the Army as well his military appointments,” the source stated. “He misses the camaraderie of being in the forces.”
Harry’s life is ‘turned upside down’ over Megxit
Apart from missing the military, the insider said that Prince Harry is in disbelief by how much his life has changed in the past few months. Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, announced their exit at the beginning of the year and spent months living in Canada before their move to LA.
“He has been telling friends he still can’t believe this has happened. He can’t believe his life has been turned upside down,” the insider dished.
The source noted that Harry “was in a happy place” during his Army days and that his first two years of marriage have been “great.” But the Duke of Sussex had no idea things would turn out this way.
The insider also emphasized that Prince Harry does not blame Meghan for any of his troubles. Instead, he just believes he would “have been better protected” if he was still in the military.
Harry left the Army back in the spring of 2015. He spent 10 years in the military before retiring from duty. At the time, Harry said that he was eager to start the next chapter of his life and that leaving the Army was a “really tough decision.”
Are Harry and Meghan about to buy a home?
Harry has not commented on the reports surrounding Megxit. He and Meghan moved to LA at the end of March and sources say they are busy hunting for a lavish new home.
An insider told NY Post that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking at multi-million dollar mansions in several areas around LA, including Brentwood and Beverly Hills. The couple wants a home that will offer plenty of privacy so that they can raise their son in peace.
“They are quietly looking at mansions in the $15 million to $20 million range that are both beautiful and secluded, offering the privacy they need,” the insider stated.
Both of the homes Prince Harry and Meghan are interested in are not technically on the market. The more expensive one was previously listed at $60 million but sold back in February for just under $40 million.
It is unclear where Harry and Meghan are currently staying, but the insider revealed that they are both eager to find “a place they can call home.”
Prince Harry turns to television
While we wait to see where Harry and Meghan settle down, the Duke of Sussex will be appearing in the front of the cameras for a Thomas and Friends installment titled “The Royal Engine.”
The acting gig is more like a traditional royal cameo and will feature Prince Harry introducing the episode. Fans can watch the episode on Netflix and on Milkshake for those in the United Kingdom.
The acting gig comes shortly after the release of Meghan’s new Disney documentary, Elephant. The former Suits star narrated the movie last fall and donated her entire salary to a charity called Elephants Without Borders.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to release a new photo of Archie this week to mark his first birthday.