Why Doesn’t Prince Harry Hang Out With His Old Friends That Much Anymore?

Prince Harry is dealing with some major changes in his life. He and his wife, Duchess Meghan Markle are welcoming their first child Baby Sussex into the world in a matter of days. Also, the Sussexes recently split their household from Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton’s. Though the red-headed prince hasn’t slowed down with his royal engagements — word on the street is that the prince hasn’t made much time to hang out with his old friends.

Why doesn’t Prince Harry hang out with his old friends anymore?

Throughout his teens and twenties, Prince Harry earned quite the reputation as a party boy who loved to have fun. However, upon meeting Meghan Markle in 2016 –the Duke of Sussex has grown up tremendously. Though he still has a carefree attitude, he’s spent more time with his nephews and nieces, Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte. He’s also been focusing on his mental and physical health. With a new marriage, a baby on the way, and a move from London to Windsor –the prince has had very little time to catch up with friends.

The prince has also distanced himself because both of his ex-girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas are apart of his friend group. Katie Nicholl the author of Harry & Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love told Cosmopolitan.com,

As you would expect and understand, when Harry eventually got married he was always going to sever ties with his exes. My understanding is he has very little to do with them now. He had a sort of farewell conversation with Chelsy where he spoke to her to basically say goodbye, and I think probably Cressida and Chelsy both knew that after the wedding they wouldn’t see much of Prince Harry.

Have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s friends leaked information to the press?

Ex-girlfriends aren’t the only reasons why Prince Harry has distanced himself from his massive friend circle. Apparently, both he and Duchess Meghan Markle have also been concerned about their personal details being leaked to the press as a result of chatty friends. Nicholl revealed,

[Prince Harry] has trimmed down his friendship circle. He doesn’t see as much of his old friends as he used to. I mean his school friends, his friends from Eton and his friends from Ludgrove. He’s very much focused on his marriage and his wife, and it has been a case of some of his friends falling a bit by the wayside. Some of the friends, some of the extended circle were speaking out. It’s very likely that there was a cutting down, an editing of Harry’s friends, and also of Meghan’s.

Though this might seem a bit harsh –Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have to protect their peace at all cost. If your “friends” are leaking your personal details to tabloids, are they really your friends?

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