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Prince Harry has side-lined his former ‘inner circle friends’ to make room for Meghan Markle, says former pal – The Sun

Prince Harry has side-lined his former ‘inner circle friends’ to make room for Meghan Markle, says former pal – The Sun

12 July 2019 NEWS



PRINCE Harry is said to have side-lined former inner circle friends in order to make room for Meghan Markle, according to her friend.

TV personality Lizzie Cundy said that the Duchess of Sussex, 37, has been blamed by Prince Harry’s close friends for being responsible for him ditching them.

 Prince Harry is said to have ditched a number of his close friends after dating Meghan Markle, according to her former pal

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Prince Harry is said to have ditched a number of his close friends after dating Meghan Markle, according to her former palCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Lizzie, who befriended Meghan at a charity event, told Fabulous Digital: “I just know from a few of his friends, he had side-lined a few of his mates.

“Some of the friends have felt it down to her why they aren’t in the inner circle.

“It might just be the drinking element and not going out as much. They are all saying it’s her influence. It might well be.

“It’s a shame as Harry loved his friends. I do think it’s sad that some of his friends that I know have been pushed aside.

 Lizzie Cundy said she knows a number of Prince Harry's friends, and said some blame Meghan for the drift

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Lizzie Cundy said she knows a number of Prince Harry’s friends, and said some blame Meghan for the driftCredit: Rex Features

“Harry needs his friends, he needs that reality.”

Ever since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married, best friend Tom “Skippy” Inskip and PR guru Astrid Harbord are said to have been distanced from Harry.

Skippy was one of the friends at the infamous Las Vegas night in 2012, where Prince Harry was caught playing naked billiards with showgirls in a hotel suite.

The banker has been a close friend of Prince Harry after they met at Eton, and they have been inseparable ever since.

Harry was even an usher at his wedding in Jamaica two years ago – where Meghan joined him.

Meanwhile Astrid attended Kate’s hen do and was close to the prince after he split up from long-term girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

 Prince Harry is said to have banished childhood pal Tom 'Skippy' Inskip from his inner circle

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Prince Harry is said to have banished childhood pal Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip from his inner circleCredit: Getty – Contributor

 Banker Skippy attended the royal wedding in May last year with wife Lara Hughes-Young

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Banker Skippy attended the royal wedding in May last year with wife Lara Hughes-YoungCredit: PA:Press Association

It was initially thought that Prince Harry was distancing himself from the party-loving group to remove “temptation”.

However, according to the May issue of Tatler, the separation could be down to a rift between Prince Harry and loyal Skippy, after his warning about Meghan.

The article says: “Hang out with the Clooney/Beckham/Soho House set and be assailed for being too Hollywood, for forcing your hen-pecked husband to abandon his old, country-set muckers – including Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip, the ultra-loyal, tight-lipped Harry pal, who, it’s said, advised Harry not to marry Meghan and has paid the price: banishment.”

He and his wife Lara were excluded from the royal couple’s evening wedding party atFrogmore Houselast May, butHarry is said to have invited him to be one of the first non-family visitors for baby Archie. 

 Another friend who Prince Harry has distanced from his life is said to be PR guru Astrid Harbord

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Another friend who Prince Harry has distanced from his life is said to be PR guru Astrid HarbordCredit: Getty

Lizzie said she was “shocked” when her friends claimed Meghan was responsible for a drift as she “didn’t see that side” to the Duchess when they were pals.

Meghan met Lizzie at a charity event before she married Prince Harry, and Lizzie said the pair “hit it off immediately”.

The pair carried on messaging until Meghan joined the royal family, but the actress froze out Lizzie shortly after it was revealed she was dating Prince Harry.

Lizzie added of her former friend: “She was just a real girl’s girl, great fun.

“She was someone you’d have a really good time with on a night. She likes a drink, likes a gossip, loves to talk about boyfriends, men and all the girly stuff.

“She was the most care-free, wanted a good time, didn’t mind being a bit naughty and having a giggle. We got on like a house on fire.”

This week, Meghan got cruelly mum-shamed by critics claiming she looks like she’s about to DROP Archie and ‘doesn’t know how to carry him’.

She was also was met with a barrage of criticism after her Wimbledon visit, including from GMB host Piers Morgan, as reports surfaced she had been a “nightmare” to accommodate.

And new parents Meghan and Prince Harry chose to withhold the names of the godparents of the seventh-in-line to the throne and only released pictures to the media afterwards.

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