Prince Harry’s childhood friend ‘frozen’ after urging ‘caution’ about Meghan


Prince Harry fell out with a childhood friend who questioned Meghan Markle’s suitability as a future royal, a new book has said.According to Finding Freedom, Tom “Skippy” Inskip told the Duke of Sussex to be wary of his then flourishing relationship with Meghan.

The couple began their relationship after a blind date in July 2016, and the book claims Mr. Inskip told the new couple to live together before “doing something more serious.”

Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand write that although Mr. Inskip’s advice “came from a good place”, the Duke “didn’t quite see it that way”.

A source close to the Sussexes said in the book, which will be published on Tuesday: “It really hurt him that someone he was so close to didn’t trust his judgment.

It has previously been reported that Mr Inskip and his wife Lara Hughes-Young were excluded from the Sussexes’ wedding party at Frogmore House in May 2018, possibly as a result of the falling out.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to Los Angeles earlier this year

However, it is believed that Harry and his childhood friend put their differences aside last summer after Mr Inskip’s stepmother passed away.

She struggled with mental health issues and died at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, and Harry is said to have donated a significant amount of money to Heads Together.

“Skippy and Harry are back as close friends. When Harry heard about the horrific death of Lara’s mother, it really hit a nerve, ”a source told The Sun at the time.

Mr Inskip, nicknamed the Duke’s ‘party winger’, was one of the friends on the infamous Las Vegas night in 2012, where the royal was caught playing pool naked with women in a hotel suite.

He was also with the prince when he was seen inhaling laughing gas at another party, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

In the new book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family, it was claimed that the Duchess of Cambridge had not “shown much interest” in Meghan.

The authors claim that Meghan and Kate didn’t spend a lot of time together before the Sussexes tied the knot in May 2018 and didn’t get closer afterward.

Tom Inskip reportedly told Prince Harry he had reservations about the Duke’s relationship with Meghan Markle

They say that while there was no quarrel as such, there were “hard times” between the royal brides.

It is claimed that Meghan had hoped Kate would contact her, but ‘hasn’t lost sleep’ when she hasn’t.

The book says: ‘Meghan would agree with the assessment that the Duchesses weren’t best friends. Their relationship hadn’t progressed much since she was Harry’s girlfriend.

“But they weren’t at war with each other either. There were tough times, like the day the women crossed paths at Kensington Palace (in early 2017, when Harry and Meghan were still only dating), and although the two were going shopping. – on the same street – Kate went in her own Range Rover. ”

A source said in the book: ‘Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate had not bonded over the unique position they shared’ and that Catherine felt they didn’t have much in common ‘other than the fact that they lived in Kensington Palace ”.

The Sussexes now have a 15-month-old son Archie.

According to US celebrity magazine In Touch, Meghan said she had “no regrets” about herself and Harry’s decision to cross the Atlantic in March of this year.

Mr. Inskip and Harry have now reportedly reconciled their relationship

“She looks and feels amazing,” a source said.

Although the Duchess is said to like to be ‘pumped’ from time to time, she ‘hated’ the ‘old fashioned rules and regulations of the royal family – like wearing dresses below the knee’.

Buckingham Palace said it would not comment on the contents of Finding Freedom or the allegations made by anonymous sources.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan previously said the couple did not contribute to Finding Freedom, but did not deny the contents of the clips released.

The spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not questioned and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.

“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press and their own independent reporting. “


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