Prince Harry has told friends he misses the Army and believes his life has been “turned upside down”, according to reports.
The Daily Telegraph said a well-placed source informed them that the Duke of Sussex, who stepped down as a senior royal last month, has revealed to pals he is “really missing” his time as a soldier and his military appointments.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step down from their roles as senior royals, the Queen stripped her grandson of his military appointments. These include Captain General of Marines, Honorary Air Commandant Royal Air Force Honington, and Commodore-in-Chief of Small Ships and Diving.
The source continued: “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.”
However, they added Harry doesn’t blame Meghan, 38, but has a sense he was potentially “better protected” in the forces.
During his military career, the Duke of Sussex, known as Captain Wales by his comrades, spent 10 years in the Army during which time he undertook two operational tours of Afghanistan and qualified as an Apache helicopter commander.
While serving, he also went on to found the Invictus Games, a competition for injured, sick and wounded Armed Forces personnel and veterans.
Harry’s military career came to an end in June 2015, but since that time he has remained a passionate advocate for the Armed Forces and has been bestowed a number of ceremonial military titles.
Speaking of the titles, he once said: “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.”