Remember ‘You’re Beautiful’ Singer James Blunt? He’s Friends with Prince Harry

Singer James Blunt has an amazing voice that is a pleasure to listen to. Fans can surely remember his hit song “You’re Beautiful,” released as the second single in 2005 from his debut album, Back to Bedlam. While it is widely speculated the song is about a former girlfriend of Blunt’s, he has never confirmed if this is the case.

We don’t hear about the English singer and songwriter very much, although many people enjoy his music tremendously. To this day, “You’re Beautiful” still remains wildly popular in both the United States and the United Kingdom. One of the most significant things about Blunt is that he has been a very private person, despite his success. We don’t often get a glimpse into his personal and private life, which is why a lot of the details remain a mystery. Let’s take a look at one of the things we do know about “You’re Beautiful” singer James Blunt: the fact that he is friends with none other than Prince Harry.

How did James Blunt and Prince Harry meet?

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While it is true that they both resided in England, how exactly did the singer and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth cross paths in the first place? According to Smooth Radio, they actually met while serving together in the British Army. It was then that they became good friends and haven’t looked back since. Their friendship runs so strong that Prince Harry sent Blunt a text message in 2016 asking him to perform at his annual sporting event, the Invictus Games, which Blunt happily accepted. While serving together in the armed forces, it turns out that Blunt was actually Harry’s superior. Harry was required to address him as “sir.”

Has James Blunt said anything about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping down from royal duties?

It is no secret that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be known as “their royal highnesses” for much longer. So, what does Blunt have to say about Megxit? Well, as we would expect, he fully supports his good friend and his wife. Hello! reports that Blunt has said he is well aware of the pressures of constantly being in the spotlight, and he acknowledges the fact that it isn’t easy.

He definitely sympathizes with Meghan and Harry. He even went so far as to say that they both are hard workers who don’t deserve the negative treatment that they were getting. This is one of the first times that Blunt has really ever opened up about his personal life. It was wonderful to hear about how he feels, and how he knows that things have been difficult for Prince Harry and Markle for quite some time now. Sounds like Blunt is one loyal friend.

James Blunt and Prince Harry still remain good friends

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Prince Harry’s days of serving in the military may be behind him, but that doesn’t mean his friendship with Blunt is over. They are such good friends, that Blunt and his wife, Sofia Wellesley, were guests at Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding. It is really no surprise that Blunt has nothing but good things to say about his friend. According to Yahoo!, he knows just how good of a person Prince Harry is. Fame is difficult and Blunt knows that all too well. Now that Markle and Prince Harry are going to be stepping down and living a more private life that they have dreamed of for years, we can only imagine that Blunt will remain good friends with the couple.