Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have announced they want to be semi-regular people who live part-time in Canada. But it sounds like Harry won’t get to experience the regular non-royal guy tradition of calling on your buddies to help haul boxes in exchange for a couple beers and slices of pizza. Because not only does Harry have Bad Blood, he’s also got Rotten Water.
According to a source who spoke to People magazine, Harry kind of cut off most of his friends when Meghan was in her sixth month of pregnancy with Archie.
“Most no longer even have his cell number. They totally understand that men often drift from their friends after marriage, but there’s still a lot of resentment because they had been so close for so long.”
Six months into Meghan’s pregnancy would be around February of 2019. That’s the same month it was rumored that Harry and Meghan were escaping to Frogmore Cottage. It’s also the same month the Mail on Sunday published a private letter between Meghan and her father Thomas Markle, and the month Meghan caught shit for having an “extravagant” NYC baby shower with all her rich American friends. Oh, and the same month Meghan’s friends had to defend her name in the press against all the haters in the UK. Not that that’s any indication of anything. I’m just pointing out it was the kind of month that Harry probably could have used a few pints at the pub with his mates, but well – apparently he didn’t have too many mates left.
Except he does have one person to lean on, and that’s his friend Charlie van Straubenzee. People points out that Harry, who has been friends with Charlie since their prep school days, are still close. Harry attended Charlie’s wedding back in 2018, and Charlie is reportedly one of Archie’s secret godparents. I don’t know how common it is to dump all your friends while your wife is pregnant, but I do know it’s kind of difficult to hang out in the same way you used to before a kid. After all, most boys nights aren’t interrupted by a text message from a very pregnant wife telling you there’s an emergency at home (and the emergency is that someone needs $30 worth of Taco Bell and ice cream).
People also made sure to point out that while Harry allegedly ghosted 99.9% of his friends, Meghan kept close to hers. She’s still good friends with everyone in her pre-Duchess circle. Most recently, she allegedly left baby Archie with her friend Jessica Mulroney while she returned to the UK for some business.
Speaking of Meghan’s great Canadian adventure, we know Meghan is back on the west coast while Harry is in England. The Vancouver Sun says that Meghan took a seaplane yesterday from Vancouver Island to the mainland, and she’s settled somewhere in Vancouver. It’s not known if they plan on settling in Vancouver, but we do know she was most likely alone and left Archie back on the island. We also know she got in a little charity work at a women’s shelter during her mainland visit.
— CBC (@CBC) January 15, 2020
Bless the writers at the CBC. As if they had to lead with a quote about Meghan being “really great.” Of course she’s really great! She knew she wasn’t about to return home to a message written on Buckingham Palace stationary that informed her she just earned 6 royal demerit points for wearing boots instead of smart charity-appropriate heels.