Royal SNUB? Meghan Markle ‘makes Prince Harry CUT best friends out of his life’
Meghan Markle has influenced husband Prince Harry’s life in many ways, even allegedly prompting him to cut certain friends out of his life.
Meghan and Harry married in May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, in a fairytale ceremony watched by millions across the world.
Over the months, Meghan has significantly impacted Harry’s life, with Prince Charles praising the Duchess’ role in the Royal Family.
Prince Harry has notably ditched some of his old friends after marrying Meghan, with the Duchess having serious influence over Harry’s friendship circle.
The prince is said to no longer interact with best pals, Tom Inskip and Astrid Harbord.
Harry has been friends with Mr Inskip since they studied in Eton, but reportedly no longer mingles with the same crowd.
Mr Inskip, also known as “Skippy”, was with Harry after the Duke of Susex was caught naked billiards in a Las Vegas hotel suite in 2012.
According to a friend, Harry has “dropped” Mr Skippy, and shows no signs of heading back to his bachelor days.
An insider told the Daily Express: “Like several others who were considered a questionable influence on Harry during his bad old bachelor days, Tom has been dropped, even though he himself now has a lovely wife, Lara.
“It’s all part of Meghan’s quiet airbrushing out of Harry’s old posse. She doesn’t want temptation – of any sort – being put in his way while they concentrate on starting a family.”
Another friend ticked off Harry’s friends list is PR guru Ms Harbord, who was close to the prince a few years ago and also reportedly attended Kate’s hen do.
They once partied together at an illegal rave in a disused office block in east London, but the prince reportedly no longer returns her calls.
Meghan and Harry are currently preparing for their 16-day Australian trip this October.
The royal couple will be visiting Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand as part of their official tour.
Harry will also be hosting the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, where ill and wounded veterans are set to compete in a series of sporting events.
A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “The programme across these four Commonwealth countries will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts — including the dedication of several new Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy projects — and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he looked forward to welcoming Prince Harry and Meghan this month.
He said: “Their visit will be an opportunity to promote the incredible achievements of Invictus athletes from around the world, and showcase Australian programmes promoting youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK