It’s been almost a year since Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan packed their bags and headed south across the Canadian border in the dead of night, making the clandestine journey to Los Angeles on board a private jet borrowed from movie mogul Tyler Perry.
And only now, as the dust begins to settle on their new life in a Santa Barbara mansion, Harry, 36, is realising what a grand mistake his impetuous decision to leave the royal family – effectively estranging himself from them – at his new wife’s behest really was.
In recent weeks, a wave of reports have alleged Harry is feeling “lonely and isolated” in the US, particularly as members of his own family have metaphorically slammed palace doors in his face as controversy over their post-Megxit behaviour rages on.
A recent interview given by Harry’s close friend, British reporter Tom Bradby, confirms Woman’s Day’s sources alleging that Harry is “at a real crossroads” in his life. “I think he is heartbroken by the situation with his family,” says Tom. “[It] clearly isn’t ideal and has been very difficult for them all. But are they unhappy out there [in California]? No, I don’t think that’s right... but I think they wrestle with their position in life. I think they all do.
“I think the whole thing has been incredibly painful... difficult to manage. Effectively, they have just decided to completely leave the royal family, that has never been done... voluntarily before and no one still is absolutely certain how that is going to work.”
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