Telegraph: Prince Harry allegedly ‘told friends he is really missing the Army’

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Thunder Was Stolen: Cambridge Edition. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were supposed to have “the day” to themselves on Wednesday. It was their ninth anniversary, so they expected every outlet to run glowing retrospectives on their 2011 wedding, plus some sugary pieces about how Will and Kate are the basically king and queen now and they’ll save the monarchy by being keen. Instead, Carrie Symonds gave birth (forgivable) and the Duchess of Sussex’s SmartWorks video was published online (unforgivable!). So Willileaks had to clap back! Actually, I have no idea if this Telegraph article was a direct result of Meghan’s video or if good Ol’ Willileaks just wanted this story out there, in general, apropos of nothing (other than his own bitterness). What’s the story? Something about how Prince Harry “misses” the Army. Really? Right at this moment?

The Duke of Sussex has told friends he “cannot believe” what has happened in recent months and that he misses the Army, The Telegraph has learned. Prince Harry has confided in pals that he “misses the camaraderie” of life in the Armed Forces, where he was affectionately known as ‘Captain Wales’, having been stripped of his military appointments following the Sussexes’ split from the Royal Family on March 31.

After Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as senior royals in January, the Duke was forced to relinquish his roles as Captain General Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant, RAF Honington and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command. In a sharply-worded statement reflecting on what had been agreed with the Queen, the couple pointed out that Harry retained “the rank of Major”, insisting he would “continue his unwavering support to the military community in a non-official capacity.”

A well-placed source revealed: “Harry has told friends he is really missing the Army as well his military appointments. He misses the camaraderie of being in the forces. He has been telling friends that 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.”

Stressing that Harry, 35, does not blame his wife for wanting to return to her native America, the source added: “Of course he doesn’t blame Meghan. There is just a sense that he might have been better protected if he was still in the Army.”

[From The Telegraph]

“Of course he doesn’t blame Meghan…” Why would he blame her? He resigned from the Army more than a year before he met Meghan. And she wasn’t the one who forced him to give up his military patronages. The Queen forced him to do that because she’s Petty Betty, the pettiest B in all the land. The actual history of Harry’s withdrawal from military life is more interesting than the Telegraph’s version of events.

Speaking of, isn’t it SOOOO curious that *someone* keeps harping on and on about how Harry is so “unhappy” now that he’s away from military life? In mid-March, the Mail on Sunday had an in-depth look at Harry and William’s severely fractured (if not completely broken) relationship, and “sources” went above and beyond to stress that Harry had been floundering since he left the Army in 2015. The thing is, in 2015, the Queen, Charles and William all strong-armed Harry into leaving the Army because Will & Kate didn’t want to get off their asses and do work.

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  1. Talie says:

    He hasn’t been in the army in years…what a bizarre story. So what, now the royal family probably regrets making him give it up because they think it put him on his current path?

    • bettyrose says:

      I think the phrasing they’re looking for is “nostalgic about” not “missing.” Part of adulthood is understanding the difference. Shouldn’t reporters be better with semantics?

  2. Cg2495 says:

    Wow, they just can’t leave this man alone….. he seems pretty happy and content with his new life specially with his family. He is in a different country and continent and they still obsessed with him? These narratives are getting boring. Clearly they don’t have any info on him and keep recycling these bs stories.

    • Ginger says:

      This is what upsets the press. His video call with Well Child where he said he wasn’t doing too bad and feeling guilty having so much time and rolling on the floor in hysterics must have made them so upset. How dare Harry be happy with his family? How dare he leave the UK and the racist press? They are so mad.

    • Olenna says:

      They just can’t leave Meghan alone, either. Racist RR, Camilla Tominey despises her and takes every media opportunity she’s has to slight or distort her character and work. Trying to blame her for Harry’s separation from the Army is just another opportunity she couldn’t pass up. I’ve found that some of these female RRs (especially this one) come from highly dysfunctional backgrounds, and I think this adds to the venom they put in their articles. They hate to see Meghan with Harry, and they hate to see her doing well despite her Markle family issues.

    • Mac says:

      The Telegraph is a legit newspaper. Why are they running BS gossip?

      • Olenna says:

        The Telegraph is a conservative newspaper that has slighted the Duchess of Sussex from the beginning of her relationship with PH. Camilla Tominey, one of their so-called editors and a “journalist”, is racist AF and is responsible for the Telegraph article headlined, “Meghan cookbook mosque linked to 19 terror suspects”.

      • bettyrose says:

        Wait . . . Meghan’s cookbook funded terrorists? I missed that one. You think they’d have her tried at the Hague or something if she’s this dangerous.

      • duchess of hazard says:

        The Telegraph stopped being a newspaper of note in 2016 and became a flat out rabid Brexit rag. To the point where WH Smiths don’t have them as a newspaper anymore, but a tabloid.

  3. Yoyo says:

    This story is so silly, Harry left the Army years ago, and he is still fulfilling his commitments to his Charities.
    Bitter Betty and company, thought when they took away his honorary military titles, that Harry would cave.
    His last formal appearance at at military event should worry the Royal family, they showed their appreciation for Harry, and they know Harry have their backs as they have his.
    Sure Harry will miss some things, but he is not living on the moon, and he is proving it.

    • Chica says:

      Can he not rejoin the army? If not, why not? He’s still a British citizen. He’s no longer a working Royal, so what’s the problem?

  4. ABritGuest says:

    This overshadowing stuff is tedious. Didn’t the Cambridge’s release their zoom call on Charles& Camilla’s anniversary? BP& CH posted yesterday with Sophie & Camilla at work but nobody was in their feelings over these.

    I’m sure Harry does miss the army. He’s talked at length about how much he enjoyed time as Captain wales. When his podcast with army vet came out& HeadFit was rolled out this week some army colleagues were hyping him up. And I remember some did funny nude pics in solidarity after his Vegas scandal. He got a huge applause in his final royal military engagement. They seem to really have his back more than his family.

    Weird that this is written to suggest its somehow Meghan’s fault he’s not in the army anymore.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Don’t be ridiculous, of course, it’s Meghan’s fault. They’re just putting finishing touches now on a story *proving* that Harry’s bald patch is also entirely her fault.

    • Agree, ABritGuest. And, as we all know —- a “well placed source” as quoted above —- doesn’t know squat as the Sussexes have stated via their website, their official spokesperson, and a letter to the tab’roids’ that no one is speaking for them or talking to these publications. So, I agree with Kaiser —- this is KP’s ongoing agenda to portray Harry as fragile unhappy and regretful. I don’t know how William and Kate look people in the face and bang on about their support of mental health initiatives and then lead the charge in bullying Harry. As far as I’m concerned they are a couple of pit vipers.

  5. Ali says:

    This story was written by Camilla Something.

    Nothing to do but write about Harry.

  6. Yoyo says:

    The BM believed their own publicity, claiming that Meghan’ and Harry’s charities will not be getting any attention if the BM, don’t write about them, “please.”
    Harry, read an into to a kid’s book and Meghan appears on Zoom, and it’s covered world wide.
    Funny Boris Johnson can bail out tabloids, but not provide enough PPE for medical staff that are dying at an alarming rate.

    • Ali says:

      Richard Palmer wrote that the Sussexes’ charities would suffer because the British media will not cover them.

      I had to laugh.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        oh so the RR is reporting nasty crap about the Sussexes for charity. How altruistic of them

  7. RoyalBlue says:

    Willileaks just loves rubbing it in doesn’t he! nice try boo boo, but Harry’s not missing anything. how has that plan to pilot helicopters during the pandemic going?

    • I guess, RoyalBlue, he’s still thinking about doing it! After all, he is just so busy busy in lockdown as a future future king. I’m sure Kate is beavering away on understanding the responses to her 8-year, 5 intro child development textbook question results too. I’m sure she’s planning on unveiling very soon, how the overwhelming response has helped her nail down how she will now go forward focusing all that keen energy on helping.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        JA she is studying the survey results for one hour of the day. For the rest she gets to live the life she always wanted to. not working! selecting outfits, playing tennis and dieting are the order for the day.

        she won’t be homeschooling of course because i am sure they wasted no time and got a governess.

        meanwhile what is Cain doing? no one knows because they are accountable to no one.

  8. Royalwatcher says:

    The Cambridge stans need to check themselves. They – and the Cambs themselves (if they are annoyed or feeling any kind of way) – have not one single leg to stand on with SmartWorks releasing Meghan’s video because the Cambridges released a zoom video on Charles and Camilla’s anniversary. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

    Regarding the military comments. I don’t believe he made them but I do believe he’s still pissed as hell that his grandmother took away his honorary military roles and ranks. IMO, once again that came down to petulant, jealous William and his inability to allow Harry to have something he loved, was good at and was appreciated for. It’s okay though because when you see the comments from the military community, they clearly still have Harry’s back and love and appreciate the work he continues to do for them. And that’s something William will never have or be able to take away.

    Just writing all this makes me realize once again what a POS William is to do all of this to his own brother and SiL. After all the flack Harry has taken on behalf of William his entire life and all the support he gave to William and Kate when she joined their family, to be repaid like this must have been devastating.

    • Becks1 says:

      Your last paragraph – agree completely. And I think its going to be a stain on William’s legacy in years to come, if/when more info about Sussexit emerges (which I think it will, eventually.) William and Kate showed their true colors to Harry and I think it really hurt him.

    • SomeChick says:

      Harry has made it pretty clear that his most important military title was the one he actually *earned* – Captain. Co-pilot William needs all those ribbons so he can feel important. But, who did the work?

      It all circles back to that. Who did the work? And we all know who that would be.

      Pretty sure the recently published letter from H&M about not trusting “sources” covers this story like paper covers rock. And people wondered why they put the press on notice.

  9. Sofia says:

    Wow. People will blame Meghan for anything and everything. Harry left the army about a good year before he met Meghan. Or is Meghan that powerful that she forced a man she hadn’t met at that point to leave the army against his will?

    I wouldn’t be surprised at this point if these people try to say Meghan shot JFK or something. They want to blame her for basically everything.

  10. Becks1 says:

    LOL. I’m sure there’s a part of him, in general, that misses being in the military, especially since it seems it wasn’t 100% his choice to leave it. And I imagine that may always be how it is. sometimes you know you need to make a change (like leave the military) but it doesn’t mean you don’t miss it. And it doesn’t have anything to do with Meghan. Like you said Kaiser, he left the military before he ever met her.

    now I’m sure being forced to give up his military patronages really hurt, and that was so petty of the Queen.

    side note – I finally saw the closing credits of the royal marine concert, and someone (the conductor? someone at the front of the theater) yells “three cheers for Prince Harry!” as they were leaving and the whole theater gave three “hip hip hoorays!” and he looked so emotional. Petty Betty knew giving up the patronages would sting.

    • JanetDR says:

      I imagine that he really misses the patronages. And his having to give them up had zero percent to do with Meghan. That move has given me a disgust of the Queen that I’ve never had before. I love the 3 cheers story Becks1!

      • Hmmt says:

        When he reached his 10 year mark with the army, he had decide. He wasnt moving up in rank and had to decide all in or not. I imagine that might have led to loss of patronage, he couldn’t be half in and half out like they initially requested. I’m sure he misses the army, it’s a way of life. And let’s be honest did any of us see this for him 5 years ago.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Not ‘patronages’ guys. It’s ‘military appointments.’ Harry still has his patronages.

        ITA that Will/ Cain is behind the push to strip Harry of his military appointments, which has done nothing but alienated Harry even more from his family, and strengthened his bond with his U.K. military mates, who actually see what’s happening here. They love Harry, they know his heart and his kindness, and they’ve got his back.

        The military’s ongoing support for Harry is why no one else has been so far appointed to the honors Harry was stripped of.

    • Noodle says:

      @becks1, when you look at his growing up and the role the military played in his life, of course he is going to miss it. The military gave him purpose that being the “spare” did not. He was valued for who he was (and is), and not for his lineage (which doesn’t, really, have anything to do with him as a person). He found real friends who valued HIM and not what he could offer them. He found a way to help others. He was offered an opportunity to put his skills to work and not just stand around at ceremonies. I don’t diminish the important role he could have played in the BRF if they hadn’t effed that up, but the military was so much more instrumental in bringing him a sense of belonging and purpose than his family ever would. I’m sure it burns him now that he gave up his military life for them, and they turned around and betrayed him and his wife and son.

      • Lucy says:

        I agree. I think if he has said any actual words about missing the military, it would be because of missing comraderie, feeling purposeful, etc.
        A friend of mine from high school went into the army to pay for college, and became an army Ranger, then got out around the 10 year Mark. From what he’s said, civilian life was hard to adjust to, even though he was excited for it. Some days it’s easier to have a uniform and show up for someone to direct you, no matter how much you may resent it. He missed the structure and built in friends, even though the rest was unacceptable at that point.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @Noodle said:
        “I’m sure it burns him now that he gave up his military life for them, and they turned around and betrayed him and his wife and son.”

        I totally agree with you @Noodle.

        We need to make the distinction that sure Harry misses the military for the reasons you point out. But that it was his family who set-in-motion his retirement from the military in 2015. He seemed very unhappy at being told to leave the military, but he was philosophical about it, because Harry’s just built that way. It’s all coming into focus now that Harry has been the one always giving in to his family’s demands, and thus always being expected to cater to them.

        Once Harry met the love of his life, he was overjoyed and ready to fight anyone who tried to come between them. Meghan made Harry feel good about himself. I’m sure in their conversations together, she repeated the mantra that a casting agent had once told her, and that she’d shared with her Tig followers: YOU ARE ENOUGH! I’m sure this kind of encouragement from a strong, gorgeous, sexy, confident, bada$$ woman is what gave Harry a new sense of purpose and of hope for his future. Not to mention pep in his step, and determination to fight for their relationship.

        We don’t know all the details, but I feel certain that Harry had to fight behind-the-scenes from the get-go to ensure that his family understood clearly: MEGHAN IS THE ONE!!! He was bound and determined to make her his wife and to build a life with her. He may even have had to put it this way to the royal firm: “I’m gonna marry her regardless of whether you approve or not!”

        He probably conceded to the firm about waiting things out for at least a year, and he may also have used a softer strategy of showing them just how wonderful Meghan is. His father and grandmother probably didn’t put up opposition once they saw the positive changes in Harry and how happy he is with Meghan. And also once Meghan’s background was thoroughly checked and they got to know her on a one-on-one basis.

        The Lamebridges OTOH clearly were always pissed and full of sour grapes and jealousy. Unreal, as I never expected that from them. They’ve now shown their petty true colors time and again. It’s only gotten worse since M&H’s wedding, and especially after M&H’s resoundingly successful South Pacific tour.

        Probably the piece de resistance for the Queen and PC in accepting Meghan, was finding out through genealogical research, independently done, the fact that Meghan is distantly related to the British royals via her father’s direct line ancestry all the way back to King Edward III. As we know, the royals and the aristos always like to marry within their extended families. Fortunately, Meghan is the result of a far enough outcross, especially in combo with her mother’s blood, that the firm should feel absolutely overjoyed. There’s no danger of inbred illnesses being passed on. 😜

        Alas, ironically some ignorant people have become negatively fixated on the best part about Meghan: maternally she comes from a long line of strong, black matriarchs.

        The below tribute to Meghan by Vee of Sussex Set says it ALL, and I do mean ALL! Watch out haterz!!!

  11. Ginger says:

    This article was written by Camilla “There are not enough white women on the cover of Vogue” Tominey, if that tells you anything. She is also the one that linked the Hubb ladies to terrorism.

    Of course Harry misses the military. He has always talked about how much it meant to him and how it changed his life. He was forced to leave because Will and Kate are lazy do nothings.

    The British press want to use the military and mental health against him. They desperately need Harry to be miserable so he can come back. He will never go back. No matter what happens he is done. I think Harry and Meghan need to add Camilla to their list. She took a quote (probably from a crusty courtier or Will) and added the military stuff to meet her word count.

  12. minx says:

    I can believe he enjoyed the camaraderie of the military, but doesn’t mean he regrets his current life.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Exactly. But they’ll use anything to undermine the happiness Harry and Meghan and Archie have found without them.

    • Lara (the other) says:

      I am pretty sure he would be happier, if his family would have accepted his wife and should down the racist press and would let him keep his military ranks…
      And I can imagine him saying something along those lines, how disappointed he is by his family.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ You should realize @Lara that they can’t take away Harry’s military rank. He still has that. The Queen only took away the honorary military appointments which she had given to Harry. If this was a matter of something the U.K. military had given Harry, these appointments would never have been taken from him. As it is, the U.K. military is backing Harry up 110%, and they have put the monarchy on notice that they don’t want anyone else to be appointed to the positions that were taken from Harry.

        Harry retains his military rank, by virtue of his distinguished service. No one can take that away from Harry.

  13. S808 says:

    He has no reason to blame Meghan, he left 5 years ago and a year before he even met her. I’ve really come to realize Camilla and the rest of these RRs with a weird vendetta against Meghan write these articles for the gp that genuinely don’t keep up cause this makes no sense in full context. Anyways, the telegraph should’ve been on their shit list too.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Probably the only reason that the Telegraph was not put on the list is because journalist, Byrony Gordon, is a reporter for the Telegraph, and she also has a cordial rapport with M&H.

      Byrony is the reporter with whom Harry gave the ‘mental counseling’ revelations in early 2017. Looking back, it seems like yesterday. Harry helped a lot of people who are struggling when he spoke out about his own struggles.

  14. Hannah says:

    Maybe Harry gets the odd bit of nostalgia now and again for his army days, in the way I get nostalgic for my late 20’s – boozy girls nights out, buying extravagant shoes, climbing the proverbial corporate ladder. But I’m in my 30’s now, VERY happily married, a precious 3 year old daughter, a house – my life is complete. Would I want the ‘old days’ back – NOT a chance in hell. People grow up, priorities change. Harry hasn’t been in the army for over 5 years, and in that time – he married the woman of his dreams, had a beautiful baby, settled down. Such a total non story. SMDH

    • Harla says:

      I was just going to write the same thing! There are days when I miss my carefree youth, no mortgage, no kids, just doing what I wanted to do. That being said, I love where I’m at now and while I can look back at those days with fondness, I certainly wouldn’t want to be living that way now.

  15. Margareth says:

    I think BM are so mad and pressed because Harry is gone and the Sussexes has now a global press attention (just look at all the global attention for the Thomas’s friends and Smart Works videos) and they showed they didn’t need royal reporters while the Cambridges are only local news. It’s what they deserve LOL

    • Yoyo says:

      The BM are small fish in a large pond.
      I didn’t see any mention of the lambridges anniversary on the local news, but I saw Harry and Meghan.
      On Twitter some one published all the Countries that broadcast or printed the low on the totem pole Sussexes, their latest Zoom and intro to a child’s book.

  16. Abby says:

    That man is living his best life with his wife & kid.All then salty betties just need to take a hike

  17. Abby says:

    That man is living his best life with his wife & kid.All then salty betties just need to take a hike

  18. Nilber says:

    As someone who retired (medically after breaking my back) from the USAF, you do miss it. It seems odd to say and at times hard to understand but it becomes a part of you.
    I have had an issue with Harry’s rank being taken away from the beginning. I can guarantee that the individuals that fought side by side with him will always reference him by rank. Just because a military member is no longer active doesn’t mean he or she is no longer a soldier, airman, marine or seaman. It is a family (somewhat dysfunctional granted) that you will always be apart of. There will always be an unspoken bond.
    So whether or not Harry voiced the sentiment or not, I would not be surprised if it is true.

    • Yoyo says:

      They were honorary ranks from the Queen.
      Harry is Captain Wales, the Queen can’t take that away.

    • sarah says:

      As yoyo says, his earned rank was not taken away. I think the rationale behind taking away the honorary ranks is that they are related to the Queen as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. Harry held those ranks on behalf of the Queen, and when he chose to no longer carry out royal duties it was no longer appropriate for him to represent the Queen in this way.

    • Nilber says:

      I understand they were honorary ranks but the sentiment stills stands.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Andrew was forced to step back (not represent the Crown officially) because he couldn’t convince people that he’s not a sexual predator – yet he has retained all his honorary military titles. That must really sting for Harry.

  19. Lizzie says:

    And some people miss collage days. Doesn’t mean they are unhappy in their current life.

  20. Ginger says:

    I get really bothers me when the haters say that Harry has let his country down by moving. He still does work with the military (and will probably be able to do more now) It doesn’t matter where he lives, his work continues. People seem to forget that Invictus is a global event. It helps veterans all over the world. He hasn’t let anyone down but the RF really let HIM down.

  21. Prayer Warrior says:

    This bothers me deeply coming from the Telegraph. My mum has it delivered to her door every day because she thinks it’s a reliable, trustworthy news source. So to Camille: DAMMIT, JANET! and to the Telegraph in general: Sure, Jan…..

  22. Vanessa says:

    I’m starting to think some of these royal reports woman have crushes on Harry the way they talked about him is not normal. They are trying extra hard to prove the Harry’s unhappy I think a lot of these royal reporters have a unhealthy obsession with the royals especially Harry it’s like they think he belongs to them .They sound and acted like psycho ex who can’t let go they been trying to undermined his relationship with Meghan for the beginning it’s nuts. Harry made his choices loud and clear for the whole world to see he choose his wife and son . These royal reporters are truly evil people who have waged a hateful racist campaign against Meghan since the beginning they wouldn’t be happy until something awful happens to Meghan . They constantly said for a year straight said if Meghan and Harry were so unhappy they both can go to America their irrelevant and now they gone it’s how could Harry abandon his country’s .

  23. sarah says:

    I can sort of see where this is coming from though? Not the bit about royal patronages, but I think he preferred being in the army and one of their stated reasons for stepping down from royal duties was to remove the press right or the “reasonable public interest” defence regarding a lot of the unjustifiable press intrusion in their lives. I could see him thinking that if they had not been full time royals when he married Meghan it might have gone better or he would have been netter positioned to protect her. Regardless, that sort of comment doesn’t mean that he isn’t happy now – we all have wistful moments.

  24. Jegede says:

    Well, this is from the Telegraph and they’re not nicknamed the Torygraph for no reason.
    They have close connections to the high society & conservative set that are the natural setting for the BRF.
    Plus, they’re not on the zero engagement list of the Sussexes.

    I’ll add that first with Jane Goodall’s comments about Harry finding it difficult and now this, I can’t dismiss these tales of Harry’s unhappiness as just press troublemaking.
    #nosmokewithoutfire. But we’ll see.🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

    • Ginger says:

      I personally will believe Harry over Jane Goodall THINKING he may be finding life difficult and a source. Harry himself said(Well Child video chat) he is enjoying family time and has been on the floor in hysterics and saying he has his whole family with him. I’m sure his life has been turned upside down ( so was Meghan’s when she married him and moved to the UK) but I will hold off on saying he is miserable.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        Exactly! Where were all the articles about Meghan struggling to fit into a new role, new country and new family. Leaving her mother behind and being publicly humiliated by her father and siblings? Then it was free for all ‘well, she knew what she was getting into’.

        Transitions are hard, but Harry is a big man who’s put his wife and child above everything else. I kinda wished Jane Goodall just didn’t mention them, any little crumb to these ghouls is blown up into a mountain.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think Harry said all the things we are talking about but I think his statements were taken out of context and repackaged to fit the narratives of the RRs writing the story. One can be very happy and struggling at the same time as I was when I first went to university. Life is not all black and white.

    • MsIam says:

      Since there are no direct quotes from Harry I would take it as a grain of salt. And H&M would not keep company with “friends” who would run to someone like Camilla Tominey. As far as any “hard time” he’s having, aren’t we all, being cooped up in our homes nearly 24/7? I don’t see how being in the U.K. would change that. All of his projects like Invictus would still be canceled and he would still be doing everything by Zoom.

  25. Awkward symphony says:

    lol didn’t he just realise the headfit mental health initiative which is aimed at helpingveterans ??! These fools are tripping over themselves to stay relevant and the only way they can is by writing fiction about how harry is unhappy=we have a chance of getting him back!🙄
    The duke is clearly enjoying his freedom and alot of people will be in for a rude awakening once the year review comes and passes and they choose to not come back

  26. Valiantly Varnished says:

    They really cant keep their stories straight. I dont think Harry misses the Army now. But I do think he’s still hurt and pissed off about losing his Army patronages and I dont blame him.

  27. TheOriginalMia says:

    I said it last night on Twitter and I’ll say it again. This is a gross article. First, the onus on Meghan for his departure from the Army. As if we’re new to royal watching, and don’t know his exit came before Meghan. In fact, it was part of his mental decline was the loss of his position. It’s why he started seeking mental help. Second, the implication that his army life trumps what he has now with Meghan. That the camaraderie he had with his squad and other vets trumps the life he has now with his wife and child. As I said, it’s gross. And if his military career was so important to him, why did his granny strip him of his military honors because he wasn’t serving her as a full time royal? Did she not realize the pain that would cause him? Because I’m damn sure William did.

  28. June says:

    I always thought Harry and William both had to leave the Military to do the Royal job. That they were both forced out and both didn’t want to leave. I do not understand that Royal thing. Andrew’s daughters never did the Royal job. Why are they exempt? They could do it and be on the civil list. Also is it against the law if Harry wanted to rejoin the army now? Why not? He could be a regular army guy and subject to the same army regulations if he wanted to instead of being shielded because he is Prince Harry. I guess I do not understand all the “Weird family“ Royal stuff. I mean Philip loved the Navy and had to leave when Elizabeth became Queen.

    • Lady D says:

      Good question, June. I don’t think Harry would actually, but I’m curious too if he can. He had a really good record with the military, I think they would be glad to have their Apache pilot back.

    • BabsORIG says:

      This is a question only Camilla Tominey and her fellow RRR can answer. If Harry was that happy in the army and he misses it so and is so miserable now, why isn’t he rejoining the army? I mean nobody is stopping him right? The truth is, he is no rejoining the army because he doesn’t miss that life one little bit. He’s grown up and matured into the person he wants to be. With his maturity, his priorities changed and he’s a happily married man now and is happy with the life he’s living right now. He might feel a bit of nostalgia about his life in the army every once in a while but he doesn’t regret what he has right now.
      The man has said in his exact words that he is happy and content where he is at, he stands by the decisions he’s made for his family, and that he is where he wants to be and would not change anything nor give up the life he’s created with his wife for anything else. When a person states that, people need to believe him. Camilla Tominey is just being deliberately obtuse.

  29. Ruby_Woo says:

    “There is just a sense that he might have been better protected if he was still in the Army.” What a weird thing to say… like what would have his soldier pals done… used the tabloids as target practice.

    All of this is crap; Harry left the Army well before Meghan came on the scene. They don’t have anything on him, so now they are falling back on their ‘super secret special sources’.

    I guess Camilla realised that writing about how Kate was ‘modernising’ the monarchy wasn’t generating the clicks so she’s fallen back on her old favourite. Hateful woman – I hope karma finds her.

    • A says:

      I think it’s more that perhaps he had a better support system while he was in the military. Or at least was in a better frame of mind that the tabloid press didn’t necessarily bother him so much. When you’re busy doing your own thing and cultivating your own life and focusing on doing what’s fruitful and good for you and your own growth as a person, it’s much easier to pay less attention to the toxicity that people fling your way.

      When Harry left that environment to become a full time royal, he stepped away from a world that he could navigate with a degree of certainty and confidence and into one where he’s always been treated like second best, no matter how well he does. That’ll do a number on your mental well-being that’s for sure.

  30. Jaded says:

    William just won’t give up will he. He’s sanctioning every goddamn one of these fiction pieces out of pure jealousy.

    • Joannie says:

      And you know this how? Oh yeah I forgot you live not far from where Harry holed out in Victoria. You have the inside scoop on William and Harry’s relationship.

      • A says:

        It’s not the fault of the rest of us that you can’t or don’t have enough of an understanding of how the press functions that you can’t read between the lines.

      • Jaded says:

        @Joannie: If you knew anything about how the British gutter tabloids operate you’d understand. They have relationships with the BRF, and via the royal rota and other sympathetic reporters, they feed bits of information to the tabs that sway public opinion in their favour, even though those bits of information are totally fictitious. Take the chip off your shoulder and listen to some of the more intelligent commenters on this site.

  31. yinyang says:

    Honestly Harry please stop talking to your friends about personal things for the time being, I know they mean well but the press always has bad intentions when it comes to Meghan. No comment no comment no comment. The comments on DM are so horrible over this, honestly it’s depressing. They say he should have picked an english rose like really??? How full of yourself can you get, that Meghan is vile and evil…for doing what exactly, that you can tell he’s not happy, like really why because he has a child that is a quarter black, does that include people with handicapped children, people with autistic children, people with brownskin children, are they not happy would they rather have “perfect” children like Louis and Charlotte and George and trade lives, lol. Hey Brits get over yourseves.

    • Ginger says:

      What makes you think he talked to his friends about this? If could be a courtier, William or anyone at KP or Camilla is making it up. I don’t trust this reporter at all. She was on TV here in the States last year swearing Meghan was going to spend her birthday at Balmoral and the Queen was going to talk to her about her “bad PR” Camilla stated she had sources that told her that. She is a liar like the rest of them.

    • galina says:

      What’s the point of having friends if you can’t discuss personal things?

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  32. Sportlady20 says:

    When will they leave them alone. Let Harry & Meghan be. Apparently nothing will please the brf it’s despicable

  33. L4frimaire says:

    I read somewhere that this article just recycled content from a 2015 article when Harry actually left the army. Like 5 years ago, a year before he even met Meghan. This seems kind of lame and desperate.

    • Ginger says:

      I heard that as well. Someone said that her Kate articles don’t get many likes or clicks so she wrote one on Harry. Used much of her info from an old article and added a new quote to push their narrative.

  34. Jay says:

    If this were true (it’s not), there’s nothing shameful about missing a time when you were able to make a difference and get by on your own merits. I’ll bet Harry’s feeling guilty watching so many troops being deployed to relieve essential workers or help people in need while he is at home in relative safety. That’s a normal response for a caring person.

  35. galina says:

    Makes sense to me.
    With all the hysterics, the drama, backstabbing, catfighting and treachery in his life lately, the military must sound like a dream.

  36. kyliegirl says:

    For seemingly unimportant people to the monarchy, Harry and Meghan seem to be a lightening rod for these gutter reporters. Harry says all the time how he misses the camaraderie of the Army. This doesn’t mean he is unhappy in his current life. I think most people can relate to looking back wistfully to a time in our lives. This is why he is so passionate about giving back to the military community. The pandemic has us all thinking our worlds have been turned upside down. Harry and Meghan may be better off financially than most, but that doesn’t mean their lives have not changed because of the current situation. These horrible reporters take little snippets of truth and craft it to fit their own narratives. They are acting so childlike in response to Harry and Meghan. They can’t even see straight. I truly think they feel some kind of ownership over Harry. It’s creepy. Yes, they have watched him grow up, but they don’t know him, no matter how much they think they do. And guess what, people change and grow. Others unfortunately, stay the same. Looking at you BM.

  37. Well-Wisher says:

    Simply a rehashed article to somewhat indicate Prince Harry’s supposed unhappiness.

    • Well-Wisher says:

      Just a scenario purely supposition on my part.
      What if the Queen reversed the decision that was made at the summit since she spent time with Harry? It is plausible that Harry is persuaded to return to the UK with his family so they can continue their work with their patronages,etc and have all their conditions met. This will cause William to leak to save face before they actually return. (The statement by Prince Philip had established the fact that he is the head of the BRF and the Queen is the Monarch). This thoughts were expressed by Harry just after he left the army. Why act as if they are recent? My be off. If so. Sorry.

  38. A says:

    I feel really angered by this for a lot of reasons, and I’m surprised Harry isn’t more angry or that people aren’t talking about how angry he might be.

    I have my own opinions on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the presence of foreign military troops in either country. I also have my opinions on any military being put on a pedestal.

    However, Harry signed up to do a difficult job and he didn’t put himself apart from anyone else in the process. He did the dirty work just like everyone else in the army did. Moreover, he literally joined the army and put his life on the line for Queen and country. He was willing to get himself killed because of his allegiance to the monarch and the people she represents as the head of state. That’s not a thing to take lightly. Who else can really say the same, except for Pedo Andy, who’s pissed away most of his good will after all these years?

    Does the Queen understand the gravity of that sort of willingness and sacrifice? Does anyone? The press goes on and on in a nauseating fashion about how Will and Kate are shouldering more and more responsibilities. But neither of them can safely say that they actually put their lives on the front lines for it, can they? Harry did. It’s the one thing in his life he’s actually earned, which is more than what most of the rest of his family can say. Including the Queen.

    All that talk about how she and her parents held firm and lived through the Blitz and it ultimately comes down to this truth: that the Queen doesn’t care. If she can’t scrounge up the respect that her grandson has earned by virtue of his work, then that pretty much means she doesn’t give much of an eff about anyone else in the British military either. She’s underscoring the fact that to her, and the rest of the weak-chinned, weak-willed, water for guts establishment that all of those soldiers are really nothing but cannon fodder for their transparently criminal whims.

  39. February Pisces says:

    The telegraph are just rehashing old news, however we all know he preferred the army. I think it was the one place he could be himself and it was something he excelled at.

    Also when a prince tells you he’s rather have bullets flying at him in Afghanistan than being sat with the royal family at Buckingham palace, it just goes to show how awful it is being in the RF.