Harry tells friends he 'misses the army' and can't believe how life has turned upside down after moving to LA
Harry was stripped of his military titles when he and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down as senior members of the royal family on March 31
Prince Harry reportedly told his friends that he misses the army and "cannot believe" how much his life has been "turned upside down."
Harry was stripped of his military titles when he and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down as senior members of the royal family on March 31. As a result, he had to give up his roles as Captain-General of the Royal Marines and Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington.
He still holds the rank of major and had insisted that he would "continue his unwavering support to the military community in a non-official capacity." An insider shared, "Harry has told friends he is really missing the Army as well his military appointments," the Daily Telegraph reports.
"He misses the camaraderie of being in the forces. He has been telling friends he still can't believe this has happened. He can't believe his life has been turned upside down. He was in a happy place when he was serving in the Army, then he met Meghan and since then life has been great. But I don't think he foresaw things turning out quite as they did," the source revealed.
The Duke of Sussex is also of the opinion that he would have been "better protected" from all the turmoil and chaos had he still been in the army. "There is just a sense that he might have been better protected if he was still in the Army," the insider added.
However, Harry in no way blames Meghan for wanting to go back to her home country, the USA. The Kensington Palace had announced Harry's departure from the army in 2015 after two tours of Afghanistan over a ten-year career.
The prince had also revealed in a statement that he was looking forward to a "new chapter" and said that he was at a "crossroads" at the time. "Luckily for me, I will continue to wear the uniform and mix with fellow servicemen and women for the rest of my life, helping where I can," Prince Harry had once said.
Harry's highest-profile military title was Captain-General of the Royal Marines which was a role given to him by the Queen in 2017.
We had previously reported that Harry and Meghan have settled down in Los Angeles, California along with their baby son Archie. The pair took a private jet to California along with their son before the non-essential travel across borders was suspended due to the outbreak.
It was also stated that tax from earning money and keeping up residences in two countries was the reason behind the move, The Sun reported. A source shared, "Initially Harry and Meghan wanted to be based in a Commonwealth country — Canada — and earn their own money while still performing some royal duties."
"They were told getting work visas in Canada would be difficult and because Meghan remains a US citizen, so is taxed on her worldwide income, she would end up paying in the US and Canada. Then the Canadian government made it clear they would not contribute to their security costs so it made much more sense to live in Hollywood and only pay US tax," the source added.