Prince Harry Is Finding Life in Los Angeles ‘A Bit Challenging’ After Royal Exit, According to Famous Friend

by Jeremy Spirogis
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex delivers a speech during the Endeavour Fund Awards

How is Prince Harry doing after he and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex left the royal household behind? One well-known friend in his interior circle mentioned that he’s “finding life a bit challenging,” although it’s unclear if that’s as a result of he’s adjusting to the non-royal life or due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has everybody social distancing.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex delivers a speech during the Endeavour Fund Awards
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Prince Harry and Meghan formally left the royal household

In January, Prince Harry and Meghan introduced a plan to step again from their royal duties and a Mar. 31 exit date was agreed upon. While the announcement might need been stunning to many, Prince Harry’s friend, primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, revealed that he had dropped a touch about their plans six months earlier than they shared it with the world.

Prince Harry interviewed Dr. Goodall for the 2019 Vogue concern that Meghan guest-edited and she or he had some inside details about the Sussexes’ want to supply Archie with a standard upbringing.

During an interview with the Daily Mail Weekend Magazine, Goodall shared how she visited the couple at Frogmore Cottage and hung out with Harry for his or her interview.

“At the tip [of the conversation] Meghan got here in to hear
with Archie,” Goodall recalled. “He was very tiny and really sleepy — not too
happy to be handed from his mummy. I feel I used to be one of many first to cuddle
him outdoors the household.”

Prince Harry appeared to trace on the couple planning their transfer to a standard life. “I made Archie do the queen’s wave, saying, ‘I suppose he’ll have to learn this,’” she defined. “He said ‘No, he’s not growing up like that,’” Goodall mentioned.

Prince Harry is discovering the transition difficult

During an interview with Radio Times, Goodall was requested if she’s been in contact with Harry and the way he’s at present doing for the reason that couple moved on, first to Canada after which to Los Angeles, after leaving the royal household.

“I don’t know how his career is going to map out, but, yes, I’ve been in touch — though I think he’s finding life a bit challenging right now,” Goodall shared.

The Sussexes’ royal exit to a standard life isn’t fairly how
they envisioned it, as a world pandemic was not on their radar on the time
they introduced their plan to depart their royal duties. The present scenario
might, partly, be why Prince Harry is discovering issues “challenging,” as Goodall
put it.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For extra data, please go to sussexroyal.com (hyperlink in bio) Image © PA

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Prince Harry could also be feeling remoted

Royal commentator Angela Mollard shared her considerations about how
Prince Harry leaving his royal life behind and being in quarantine could also be
impacting his psychological well being.

“I really worry about Harry,” Mollard shared throughout the Royals podcast. “He is someone who is very connected to his family — it’s all he has ever known.”

“Of all the times to move apart from the royal family, I can imagine that right now he feels tremendously isolated,” Mollard famous. “Everybody, of course, is isolated but he is not just isolated from his family, he is isolated on the other side of the world.”

She continued, “He is just with Meghan and their son, they will be having no contact with friends and he can’t engage with anything purposeful at the moment.” Mollard nervous that the isolation may influence Prince Harry as “he has no sense of purpose” at present.

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