A mechanic who made £ 2,500 a week as a Prince Harry lookalike says his lucrative business is in shambles after failing to secure a single booking since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to North America.
Henry Morley says Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the royal family has seen interest in their appearances plummet as the public believes the couple have abandoned their country.
The 31-year-old, who received up to £ 1,500 per booking at the time of their wedding in 2018, has even been dubbed ‘Prince Harry of the North’ after years of appearances at nightclubs and parties .
Now the garage owner, who is told by revelers at parties that he has been Harry’s mirror image for more than a decade, is praying that the prince will correct his public image in Britain or fear that his own career as a lookalike is definitely lost.
Henry Morley, pictured left, has been told by revelers at parties that he has been the mirror image of Prince Harry, pictured right, for more than a decade.
Henry Morley and Susana Santana lookalikes recreate image of Harry and Meghan holding baby Archie
Harry and Meghan look like Henry Morley and Sarah Mhlanga outside Buckingham Palace
Henry, from Malton, North Yorkshire, said: “Since Harry and Meghan left the UK I haven’t had a single booking.
“A lot of companies don’t want to use Harry and Meghan to promote themselves because they think they have abandoned their country.
“I think the resumption of business will depend on what Harry and Meghan do with their careers.
“If he wants to stay out of public view, it’s my career over.
“I hope he and Meghan could become stars in their own right in America, but more like Hollywood celebrities than members of the royal family. “
Strangers didn’t start commenting on Henry’s odd resemblance to the prince until he was 18.
And while her four-year-old fiance nurse Emma Young, 27, is jealous of the attention he receives from passers-by who stop him for photos on the street, Henry says he no longer notices the people watching it.
Henry said: “I am Prince Harry of the North.
“I don’t get a lot of comments when I’m in overalls at the garage, but when I go out to York with a shirt on, someone always comes to me and says’ has anyone ever told you that you looked like prince Harry? ‘
“My girlfriend is a little jealous because people on the streets always want a picture with me but not with her and she says people look at me when I take to the streets.
Henry as Prince Harry alongside his lookalikes, Jeanette Charles as Queen and Peter Hugo as Prince Charles
With his £ 2,500 a week in ruins, Henry now relies solely on his daytime job as a mechanic.
“To be honest, I don’t even notice him anymore, I’m told I’ve looked like him since I was 18. “
Henry’s resemblance to the Duke of Sussex is only deep and he admits his princely facade is shattered the second he opens his mouth and reveals his strong Yorkshire accent.
He has appeared with more than ten Meghan look-alikes since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex first met four years ago.
And during Harry’s youth, Henry was paid to party at nightclubs across the UK pretending to be him and even made an appearance at the Secret Garden Party in 2014 when the prince was supposed to be there. .
He said: “It’s a lot more fun being a Harry lookalike than William.
“Harry has a different image, so you don’t have to wear costumes all the time
“I have already been paid to appear at Popworld Leeds with a Meghan lookalike.
“I love doing all the events, but meeting and saying hello can be difficult because people expect you to be the real person and you are not.
“Besides saying” hello, do you want a photo? You can’t do anything else.