Prince Harry ‘misses’ his military mates & feels ‘a bit rudderless’ at the moment?

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.

Yesterday, I was curious about Katie Nicholl’s weird exclusive with Entertainment Tonight. She gave away a scoop for free to ET. It doesn’t really matter that I think the scoop was horsesh-t – the news about William and Harry possibly burying the hatchet and reconciling over Zoom was picked up on many sites. I still wonder why Nicholl didn’t wait to use that information for her own Vanity Fair royal reporter gig. Turns out, she had an entirely different “exclusive” with Vanity Fair: did you know that Poor Prince Harry is homesick and rudderless? Evil Meghan and her Americanism of Doom!

On all of the Zoom calls Harry has done in lockdown: “Harry has been on lots of conference calls and has been very busy keeping in touch with friends and colleagues,” said a source close to the Duke. “He is keeping up regular communication with all of the organizations he works with at home in the UK.”

All he gave up: While Harry has stepped down as a full time royal he plans to maintain his close links to the military. One of the sacrifices he made when he gave up his royal title for a new life independent of the Royal Family was agreeing not to use his official military appointments which were gifted to him by the Queen. Friends have said this was the toughest part of walking away from royal life because the military is such an important part of who Harry is.

Poor poor Harry: After recent reports that he was missing his Army friends and felt homesick in LA, a source told Vanity Fair, “He has a lot of friends in the military community in the UK and of course he misses them. This is a very strange time for us all, but I think Harry is missing having a structure to his life right now. He doesn’t have friends in L.A. like Meghan and he doesn’t have a job. So at the moment he’s a bit rudderless, but it won’t always be like this, and he knows that.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I love/hate how all of these British royal reporters always gloss over the fact that the Queen was really at her most f–king petty when she took away Harry’s military titles and military patronages. Harry served in a war. He’s a veteran. He loved serving and he dedicated his post-military career to working with veterans and soldiers. And the Queen tried to take as much of that away because he didn’t want to see his wife bullied and smeared. I bet Harry thinks about that too, whenever he feels a pang of homesickness or a moment of rudderlessness. I bet he thinks, “Better here in LA than spending one more f–king day with that toxic family who tried to negate my military work.” Also, I just kind of doubt that Harry wallows in feelings of homesickness or whatever. My guess is that he’s enjoying the hell out spending so much time with Meghan and Archie, and he has plenty to do with his calls and video-conferences and volunteer work.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exit The Royal Albert Hall

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  1. Lisa says:

    Oh yay. Katie Nicholl.


    • Lauren says:

      Right? He’s rudderless, but he’s spending time calling people and keeping with his charities? Doesn’t sound rudderless to me.

      • Zazu says:

        Military appointments do not equal being in the army! His royal family military appointments would never have entailed daily structure- I doubt he even worked in that capacity weekly. It’s mostly ceremonial.

        Like you said, he is busy already. They are also creating Archewell, which will entail a lot of behind the scenes work. They have to staff it up, build partnerships, turn areas of interest into projects, and court donors. He’s probably quite busy with lots of work, maybe just a bit frustrated with the pause on launching their new venture.

        The only part of this article I buy is that Harry might miss the structure of army life. But he’s been missing that since a year before he met Meghan.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Yeah. What, exactly, would Harry be doing back in the UK that he couldn’t do now if he wanted to? Making phone calls to friends and charities? Spending time with his family? He’s doing that NOW.

    • Eleonor says:

      Was this “rumour” around a couple of weeks ago???

    • crbnftprnt says:

      Exactly. How long since he left the military, was he rudderless while he was in England? And what was he going to to in England that he cant do in Cali during a StayHome order on both continents

      • Feeshalori says:

        I don’t believe it matters if he couldn’t do anything in England, they wanted him to be isolated along with the rest of the country and not desert them for Meghan and Archie. In their twisted minds, it’s better for Harry to be confined in a palace in England than living his best life with his wife and son far away from them. They can’t deal with reality and the fact that he can live outside his homeland.

  2. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    This is how they want Harry to feel: alone, homesick, weary, obsessively thinking about the sacrifices made, never blaming the lack of cooperation of his family but just missing them- his real family: BRITAIN!

    This narrative is not about Harry, even less about Meghan or Archie. This narrative´s purpose is not even about setting a path for Harry- and only Harry- to return.

    This is all about excusing the RF, the press and racism from any blame in the matter. It is they collectively saying ” Harry made a mistake, Harry is unhappy about this mistake. We are not to blame for this. the RF is not to be blamed for this. Harry made a mistake. This was never about Meghan, but Harry think so. Harry overreacted. We are good people- we are not racists. Harry will come back because he will realize we are good people. ”

    This is how garbage people operate.

    • Silas says:

      And if the BRF really weren’t to blame, they wouldn’t protest so much.

      There’s been a very strong push for at least a year now to place ALL the blame on Harry and Meghan (Harry is spoiled, dim and mentally fragile. Meghan is a narcissist and a grifter). Everyone else is only well meaning. This is impossible.

      If the people criticizing the Sussexes immediately make excuses for everyone else, it’s just denial at best. The petty fandom for the Cambridges and the racists (and those in both categories) seem to think if they repeat themselves endlessly, it will become fact.

      Whenever the Sussexes try to set their own narrative, the same stans freak out.

      • Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

        Yes, they are just repeating a lie a thousand times to make it a truth.

        Their endgame is Harry returning- with or without Meghan- so they can be absolved from their guilt. The one year clause is there for this reason- to allow the RF to turn the page. Charles and Betty can proudly say they gave Harry ” time” and that they are exce3llent people from saving him from himself if he returns.

        The solution proposed- half in, half out- was not a madman´s dream. It was perfectly rational. They would work part-time, account for the taxpayers funding their security, but still be able to work on their own terms and find a path for future. Because the future is a slimmed-down Monarchy and Harry is spare, remember?

        But this would be an admission of guilt, right? To have Sussex get what they wanted? It was like saying ” I am sorry it came to this. I wish we have done more. Yes, let´s do as you want because you have been right all the way- people are leaking against you.”

        The one year review, on the other hand—Harry has to agree to come back. Which means, Harry is saying ” Thank you for the time- it was just what I needed to put things in perspective and miss you guys”

        Of course, there is a chance the might come back. I have no idea about Harry relationship with Charles, but some guilt trip, father needing his son textbook might have some effect. It is up to them. All I am saying is that the RF endgame is pretty obvious- Monarchy has to be protected at all costs and this means never apologizing ( never complain, never explain)

      • BayTampaBay says:

        IMHO, the fandom for the Cambridges is almost 100% the RRs. Visiting other sites, the commentariats are not as gushing about the so-called “perfect Cambridges” as one might believe. There are Cambridges “dislikers” other places than Celebitchy.

      • Silas says:

        Never apologize is so much more accurate a way of describing things. Because they complain and explain all the time. The endless palace sources and royal docs and biographies are all heavy handed attempts to control the narrative. William leaked to The Times and the BBC when the Sussexes announced they were leaving and he made sure to get his denial from Harry about not feeling bullied.

      • Silas says:

        @BayTampaBay. Sometimes I wonder about the comments. How did the whole Kate’s so reeeegal thing just start and stop all at once across several sites? But it’s one thing to buy Instagram bots or encourage the DM to astroturf their comments. It would be absurd to resort to astroturfing gossip sites and it’s probably a stan with multiple accounts and regular posters stopped being led by those comments and stopped using it as well.

      • Sofia says:

        @SIlas: From what I’ve read from the archives this site was never really “pro Kate” in fact, a lot of sites before Meghan came onto the scene used to bash Kate quite a lot. The Mail took a lot of delight in calling them “Workshy Wills” and “Duchess of Drab/Do-Little”.

        I would say the opposite to what you’re saying. The “Kate is so regal” hasn’t stopped at all. In fact it’s only just started within the last few years

      • Silas says:

        @Sofia. I meant in the comments. It would show up multiple times. And yes, it started after Meghan joined and seems to have stopped now in the comments of multiple sites.

        The DM always needs a punching bag. It was Kate and now it’s Meghan.

      • notasugarhere says:

        PP is in financial trouble. Could be Carole cannot pay her astroturfers to write pro-Kate comments as often now.

    • Tok says:

      I find it telling that they are making him out to be this child man, a boy really, who has never grown up and is now having such a hard time away from him parents. Maybe, he is a bit of a hothouse plant, but he is an adult. Meghan, on the other hand, was EXPECTED to give up everything and everyone of her own, and be happy because she is a woman. Men get so much sympathy, while women have nothing but duty.

  3. Mina_Esq says:

    I still can’t believe they took away his military appointments. He is a war veteran ffs.

    • Lisa says:

      I was so disgusted by this whole mess but this was beyond spiteful. What a petty, mean spirited move.

    • Some chick says:

      They took away the ones they could – which were the “honorary” ribbons awarded by Granny Queen.

      Even she cannot snatch back the ones he EARNED.

      Which, as he has said, are the only ones that matter to him.

      This is just another “Poor Harry!” piece intending to slight him, and his WIFE. They seem unable to accept that Harry has made a life for himself. Pathetic, RRs. Pathetic.

    • Yamayo says:

      He is a war veteran like Prince Andrew was a war veteran.
      He was protected the whole time and quit when the next stage of his army career was going to be a desk job.
      He was never a ‘normal’ soldier.

      • Sofia says:

        Oh come on now. He actually did serve and did get deployed in Afghanistan. And he left because he actually /liked/ being out on the field. He was also taken out because the Australian media leaked his location.

        If you don’t like Harry that’s fine. But don’t mock the man’s career. He stayed longer than most other men in the BRF

      • GuestWho says:


      • Bella says:

        That’s not true – Harry didn’t get special treatment. That is one of the reasons “Captain Wales” is respected and remembered so fondly by other veterans. In the last few days, I’ve seen an interview from a Caribbean paper and a twitter post by two men who served with him, making that very point. He had to fight for the opportunity to serve, as the RF were understandably reluctant to allow it, but he got his way. He was under pressure to leave and did so unwillingly. Harry is the real deal.

      • Sofia says:

        @GuestWho: Are you talking to me or? Sorry just a bit confused

      • Yamayo says:

        I’m not mocking his career, I’m just pointing out that like his uncle in the Falklands, (who was also a pilot in an armed conflict) he was always protected when out on the field.
        There is no way the army was going to let Prince Charles’ 2nd son die on the field of battle, or get captured by the Taliban.

        He shouldn’t even have got into Sandhurst in the first place- he didn’t have the grades for it.

        Those are verifiable facts, nothing controversial about it.

      • Sofia says:

        Okay but most of the royals exactly had the grades to get into the unis they did. Charles only had 2 A-Levels and he still made it to Cambridge. No need to single out Harry. They all got into these top places due to their titles and connections.

        Plenty of soldiers don’t die on the field or get captured by the Taliban – are they any less of a “real soldier”?

        Anyways there are plenty of “real soldiers” who see Harry as their own, have worked with him either through various causes and have nothing but praise for him.

      • Abena Asantewaa says:

        @Yamayo, it is despicable of you to revise history and mock a soldier who actually risked his life flying Apaches in a war zone. You may not like Harry, but please do not tell lies. It takes a brave man to go to war, let’s honour him. Shame on you.

      • GuestWho says:

        @Sofia – I was directing that at Yamayo – who is trying to rewrite a history we all saw play out over the past decade.

      • Anonymous says:

        A columnist mocked all the royals, including Harry’s military service. The only comment she walked back was Harry’s because the military came for her.

      • Silas says:

        @Yamayo. Sofia is right. All the royals got a little boost in their uni/military placements.

        Members of the military have spoken up for Harry over and over again. They accept him and value him.

      • kyliegirl says:

        Really? Have you read the notes that soldiers that served with him have written about Harry and his service? There is a reason Harry is well respected in military circles and Andrew is NOT. I grew up in a military family. They will figure out a way to let people know what a prat someone is. They continue to have Harry’s back. Say what you will about other things, but Harry served and continues to serve the military community with honor.

      • Nyro says:

        Rewriting Harry’s military record and downplaying his status as a veteran is the latest attack coming from The Megxit Karens. It’s all over their disgusting pages on Instagram and all over their Twitter feeds. So it’s no surprise at all that this troll brought that mess here. I swear, when a highly desired white man chooses a woman of color, especially a black one, white women will seek to absolutely destroy him. Going after his military record is a new low but totally expected from these hateful and ugly Karens.

      • Jaded says:

        @Yamayo – I don’t know what fantasy world you inhabit but your information on Harry’s easy war work is utter fiction. He didn’t quit to move to a desk job, he was outed by an Australian news magazine and had to be spirited out because the Taliban had painted a big target on his back. Furthermore, he commanded an Apache helicopter – one of the military’s most sophisticated and well armed aircraft. During his 2 tours he flew missions supporting Nato troops fighting the Taliban, and accompanied British Chinook and US Black Hawk medical helicopters during casualty evacuations. Dangerous work, often in shooting situations, for Captain Wales.

      • Silas says:

        @Nyro. Yup. I just fell down the tumblr rabbit hole reading this long insane rant of someone who thinks their Megxit hate group was a family they created dedicated to exposing Meghan. Then proceeded to talk about how group members repeatedly preyed on each and stole from each other. Yeesh. But there really are these bizarre coordinated efforts and attacking Harry’s military service is now part of it.

        That would be an amazing long article -inside the world of the Megxit hate groups. There are so many Rota reporters and even a courtier who were part of it. It’s a huge story: What Makes a Prince Leave?

      • Nic919 says:

        How can someone be protected on the front lines in Afghanistan? Everyone there could get bombed by the other side. Harry was no more protected than any other soldier serving there.

        If you wanted to say that William and Charles didn’t serve like the other ones then that would be accurate but that is not true of Harry.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Lord, the trolls are getting bored in lock down.

        William is the one who has the sketchy military record. Skipping from branch to branch just as they were getting ready to throw him out. He also quit the SAR job two years before it went private, welshing on 500,000 worth of taxpayer funded training. The new US-owners weren’t going to keep Workshy Willy on the payroll. He’d have to compete, show up, and earn a job – and William was going to fail publicly.

        Harry was not protected and he served two tours in war zones. He also won awards in his training for being the best in his role. The royals pressured him to quit the Army, because if he stayed he’d have a higher earned rank than William. WilliLeaks wouldn’t stand for that.

    • Emmitt says:

      They can take away all of Harry’s military titles, as far as I’m concerned.

      What they can’t take away is Harry’s love and devotion to the military and the love and devotion the military people have for him. Those people know Harry is a solid dude who actually cares about them. The British Royal Family & Media cannot take away from Harry the respect those service members have for Harry..

      Charles & William may get the “due reverence” but they will never get the respect and love Harry gets and they all know it.

      • Abena Asantewaa says:

        @Yamayo Harry had 2 Alevels, enough to get him into Sandhurst, go and check. Harry also excelled, and passed out with flying colours. Please stop the lying. You are entitled to your opinion, but you definitely are not entitled to your own set of Facts. You are really deluding yourself, it’s not healthy.

  4. Seraphina says:

    Change is a difficult process for everyone. To flip a switch on everything you know and leave it behind is not easy. He would not be human if he didn’t miss it. But even abused women tend to go back to their abuser, victims develop feelings for their captures. I know these are not even close to Harry’s situation, but he is human and to think he would not miss life in England is cruel because this man has a heart with feelings. We have seen it displayed time and time again.

    Now the question that popped to mind as I wrote this is whether or not his wild days were a psychological cry for help because he could see the toxic family for what is was even then?

    • Some chick says:


    • Lise says:

      I wonder if for a long time Harry could see no way to break free from the role of the “spare” that was predetermined for him. Be the messy brother, date the rich blonds, go to Vegas and party… basically do what the spare is “supposed” to do. But then he started to get help, started to work on himself, and attracted the attention of a most fabulous woman. It’s a pretty amazing story!

      • Emmitt says:

        The maiden rescued the Prince, not the other way around. A modern fairy tale.

      • Lady D says:

        Or like the movie Shrek, where the princess chose to stay looking like an ogre rather than the traditional princess look.

      • Feeshalori says:

        @Lise, it is an amazing story and a unique turnaround of events. And the BRF and the RRs hate that he hasn’t followed the historical script of the downtrodden spare, therefore all this abuse that’s hurled at him and Meghan.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Harry has been breaking away from that role and his abusive older brother since he was in his late teens. He started his own charity, not allowing Willy to ride in and steal credit. Harry worked with Veteran mental health, Harry did WWTW, Harry created Invictus Games. William has accomplished nothing.

    • Noodle says:

      Wholeheartedly second this. Most of us are feeling a bit off and wonky right now. No one I know feels like they have a clear direction, or relishes what they are having to do in response to a critical world emergency. One of my colleagues posted yesterday, “We are not working from home. We are home, trying to work, in the midst of a crisis.” These feelings are 100% normal, and being normal, It’s not a surprise that MAYBE Harry feels them too? It’s a not a symptom of his leaving the U.K. as much as a symptom of trying to thrive and find his footing in the midst of a worldwide pandemic that has caused massive suffering.

    • Bella says:

      Lots of truth spoken there, Seraphina.

      I’m sure he has ups and downs, but there are no signs that he is regretting his decision.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Bella, exactly. He may be nostalgic over the life he knew, he may even miss the life he knew. Key word is KNEW. It’s not the same anymore, regardless that doesn’t mean he regrets the choice he made for his family. Actually, pretty impressed with Henry. To sacrifice the world you knew for your family. Very grown up and mature of the party boy. Ironic isn’t it???

    • Smices says:

      While I agree, if Harry is sharing all this with his friends and they’re then running with it to the tabloids, then he needs to shut that down asap. It will never be reported as him having a natural adjustment period. It will be reported as “evil Meghan dragged dimwit Harry to Hollywood and look , now he regrets it, just like we said he would.” Everything he says gets twisted as a way to further denigrate his wife. So if he wants to protect her, then he might want to keep his feelings to himself until he can further vet his friendship group.

  5. C-Shell says:

    I no more buy this Nicholl spin than I did the one yesterday. The true part is how tough *we all* know it must have been for Harry to sacrifice his military appointments as the price he had to pay to protect his family. That’s not an exclusive, it’s an obvious truth out there for everyone to acknowledge. And it’s heart breaking that Harry’s petty, vindictive grandmother (father and smug brother) inflicted that pain on him. I don’t see how he’ll ever forget or forgive that. Not that anyone is applying for forgiveness. God, I loathe those people.

    • Yoyo says:

      No he didn’t not sacrifice his military appointments, the Petty Queen took away his honorary medals, but she can’t take Captain Wales away from him because he earned it.
      He just will not be representing her at military appearances.

      • crbnftprnt says:

        That old crone tried to take the honorary titles away from (at baldy’s urging no doubt), the media was even handing them off to the others. Saw lotsa a tweets from the military in support of Harry and I think someone showed Betty why it wouldnt be a good thing, so the decision to put them on pause was her saving face. Still think she’ll try to use them as bait at the review but harry will have had a year to see they dont make a diff to his work

  6. Ninks says:

    It’s a strange time for every one and Harry has taken an extraordinary step recently to to turn his back on a life he’s always known to start something new. It’s entirely possible that he is feeling a little bit rudderless and missing the old structures and the life he was used to. But that doesn’t mean he regrets his decision or is unhappy. He’s adjusting to his new normal. I think the press is talking through their arses when they try to give insight into what Harry is feeling, and framing it horribly to suit their own narrative, but I probably think they’re not entirely wrong that he feels a bit rudderless at the moment. Who isn’t?

    • Snappyfish says:

      @ Ninks…exactly. Well put.

    • crbnftprnt says:

      Who among us is not feeling rudderless right now? But as you said they’re attempting to twist it to fit to suit their narrative

  7. JJ McClay says:

    It really was petty to take the military stuff away from him. Like, it’s not like he made money from those positions or anything, so why couldn’t he continue them? Especially as he so clearly values his military associations.

    BOY it would have been fascinating (horrifying?) to be a fly on the wall during the “negotiations” when H & M left.

  8. Sofia says:

    Change is absolutely tough. I feel for Harry as I did for Meghan when she was going through the exact same thing 2.5 years ago. These things tend to make or break a couple and I sincerely hope they make it.

    But I do know that if they “break” Harry will be better off than Meghan. He’ll get accepted back to the royal fold, the whole marriage will be spun as “evil Meghan bewitched Harry!” and those who are idiots will believe it because they already use that excuse and the family will find some “English Rose” for him to marry. He’ll be fine…

    In comparison to Meghan who will get stalked, hounded and mocked for the rest of her life.

    • JJ McClay says:

      This. I so want it to work out for them, because all the gaslighting and racism and “See Harry? We knew you’d come to your senses!” that would go down if they broke up would be so heartbreaking and unfair.

      And you’re right. Megan would be hounded for life.

      • Sofia says:

        Exactly. I am rooting for them not because they seem like a couple who genuinely love each other but also to stick it to the racists and the detractors.

      • Sofia says:

        Sorry I meant “not only do they seem like a couple who genuinely love each other”

    • MsIam says:

      If Harry and Meghan break up, I doubt Harry will move back at all, unless you are saying he will abandon Archie. The courts are not going to let him take Archie that far away from Meghan and I really don’t see her wanting to move back to the U.K. again. Look at Autumn and Peter Phillips, she sticking around in the U.K. for the sake of the children, Harry will do the same. As far as Meghan being hounded by the press after a divorce, she’s hounded now. I think she would be fine, she has a beautiful son, she’ll get a great settlement and she won’t have the Keens as in-laws anymore.

      • Sofia says:

        I know what you mean but she’ll get blamed 100% for the divorce. Even if Harry takes full responsibility just like he did with them leaving. Meghan is still getting the blame.

        What will most likely happen is that Meghan will get full custody and they’ll convince Harry to come back. Heck that’s what they’re trying to do now. All these articles about how the royal family miss Harry and they’ll take him back and they’re ready to forgive. No mention of Meghan and Archie.

        The BRF will quite frankly, not care too much about Archie. He’ll be an afterthought for them.

      • Tessa says:

        I would not want to have the Cambridges anywhere near Archie and “help” Harry raise Archie if he “sees the error of his ways” and takes Archie to the UK. They would treat him like a second class citizen.

    • Yoyo says:

      Why would Meghan get mocked?

      • Sofia says:

        They’ll blame her and they’ll write things like “Haha the American couldn’t handle it”, “Her social climbing failed” etc etc

  9. Becks1 says:

    I mean, maybe? I don’t think he’s dying of homesickness or anything, but I can see him feeling a bit “rudderless.” He definitely comes across as happy, but if they were planning on launching their foundation around this time or setting up a new life in LA, and they’re unable to do that, I can imagine there’s a bit of…something…maybe restlessness is a better way to put it?

    But, I can imagine Meghan feeling the same way. They keep bringing up that she has friends in LA, but its not like she’s seeing them right now and going to yoga classes etc while Harry just cools his heels at home. this has been a very unusual start to their new life and I can imagine they are enjoying the time together immensely while also feeling a bit anxious to get on with the next step – I think many of us can relate.

    All that to say – this is BS in terms of an exclusive because its basically just someone guessing that Harry and Meghan feel what a lot of us are feeling right now.

    • Jen says:

      I think a lot of people are going through a wondering period right now. It doesn’t mean their life choices are doomed, just that in times of crisis people re-evaluate things. Plus he is switching his whole life- it’s a natural thing to feel a little lost. It doesn’t mean he’s pining for Petty Betty to put him back on track.

  10. Feeshalori says:

    Source close to the Duke: Sally in the next cubicle with a pinup of Harry.

    • Melissa says:

      I knew it!

      I think these articles are response to the pandemic vacuum, now that LA is on lockdown through to August we will see even more rehashing speculation.

    • Freeshalori —— Thanks for reminding us who the real “sources” are in such a humorous way. I totally agree, that it is someone in the next cube over from person making up the article. And, thanks for the laugh, too! I needed that today. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  11. Zappy says:

    Its all about Harry this, Harry that …
    That Harry is a husband and a father now. Stop painting him as poor Harry stranded in LA without his friend, royal family and has no job. He already chose to leave BRF. He’s not alone. He is with his family.

    • taylor says:

      exactly. i’m sure it hasn’t been easy for meghan, either. she may be in a more familiar location, but it’s not like her life is remotely the same as it was before she got engaged.

  12. Fiona says:

    In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s safe to say a lot of us are feeling rudderless!

  13. ABritGuest says:

    Again any of us could have written this article. Their multiple moves would require a huge adjustment especially in circumstances they did& most people’s routines have been upended by this pandemic. Maybe we all have royal sources eh.

    Everyone knows how much the army means to Harry as he has said it countless times& we saw his emotions at his last military royal engagement. All the outlets have said giving up his royal military honours has hurt him the most. Also a lot of his recent work or video calls have been focused on vets so there’s evidence of him speaking to his army buddies& keeping engaged. Didn’t need this article pretending to have insider knowledge to show the obvious.

  14. BabsORIG says:

    Katie Nichols is a total bull$hitter, she knows absolutely nothing about the Sussexes and no one in the Sussex camp is telling her zilch. The Sussexes said no “source” of theirs will be talking to any RR or any member of the British tabloids for that matter. That beach needs to take several seats and shut her pie hole.

    • Anonymous says:

      Falling for all this tabloid bullshit, including Omid’s book secretly prepped by the Sussexes, is no different than MAGA’s buying into Trump’s tall tales. Prepare for another four years since nobody wants to admit they’ve fallen for a con.

      • GuestWho says:

        Massive eye roll at the trollish Drumpf comparison.

      • Anonymous says:

        Let me try again. I’m not a troll GuestWho. Tabloids are using the same tactics as Trump. Lie Doubling down when told they’re lying. Hoping people fall for the lie. It’s what Trump and certain royal reporters do to stay employed.

        Sorry for the misunderstanding.

      • GuestWho says:

        That’s not how I read your comment. Eye roll retracted.

      • TheAnonymousPimpernel says:

        No problems. I figured it was miscommunication. Name changed for a record to show I’ve been here before.

      • Harla says:

        That’s what Omid was saying about why he wrote his book, the lies get told and retold until they are accepted as gospel.

  15. Ginger says:

    Katie is the same reporter that said Harry and Meghan were going to raise Archie gender neutral and Harry and Meghan had to release a statement denying it because of all the hate and death threats they received. Remember this when you see an article by her.

    People act like Harry has never stepped foot out of the UK. He has been in the military for years and often spends his time off in other countries. I’m sure he misses the military. He has said it himself numerous times (before Meghan) He is STILL doing work with the military and always will. Harry is still serving the military. It’s just in a different way. As they say, once serve always serving.

    The British press need Harry back. They know he was the star of the RF. They are facing the reality of having to cover the Cambridge’s and Charles, Camilla. They will push this ridiculous narrative for years. Every time we see a picture or video of Harry enjoying life in LA, we will get these articles. How dare Harry be happy with his wife and son? How dare he pick a normal life over the RF?

    Also, I thought Meghan didn’t have friends? That’s the narrative the British press pushed. Were they lying?!

  16. MsIam says:

    How many times and how many versions of this same “Homesick Harry” story will they print? They know they have nothing new about Harry because no one is talking to them, certainly not Harry’s true friends. I think the ones who are really adrift and rudderless are the royal rat reporters. I think even they realize there are only so many “keen king and kween” stories they can print. I heard now they are dredging up old “Charles was so mean to Diana” stories from almost 40 years ago. Sheesh!

  17. Deanne says:

    I don’t know why people find it hard to believe that he’s having some struggles right now. Not because of what this “source” is claiming in this made up story, just because of the circumstances in general. He’s made a huge change in his life and it’s going to require some time to get used to it. It doesn’t mean that he’s desperately unhappy and wants to race back to the UK and into the fold of the very people who forced his hand and made this necessary in the first place. He’s with his wife and son and his little family is clearly his priority and where he finds the most happiness. I think that it would be easier if this pandemic mess wasn’t happening. It’s obviously put a hold on many plans that he and Meghan have in terms of getting their new life rolling. Stripping him of his military titles and duties was incredibly petty and cruel. The wishful thinking that he’d go back to that life and subject his wife and son to the idiotic protocol and disrespect all over again is crazy. Of course this a hard transition, but hopefully in the end, it’ll all work out in the way that they both want. They clearly make a good team.

  18. Brooke says:

    Harry could be homesick AND still be happy that they are out of a toxic situation. It does not have to be one or the other. I feel like if people think Harry is struggling or having a little trouble adjusting then that somehow disrespects Meghan. It’s okay to be human and need time. I’m sure if anyone understands that, it’s Meghan.

  19. Ali says:

    I’m still laughing about this line “he doesn’t have a job.”

    Like what on earth is Katie Nicholl talking about?

    • Em says:

      Ikr I always ask myself what do the royals do? And doesn’t she know we are in a pandemic? Doesn’t she know Harry has friends in the US? I read nacho spends months a year in the US with his family. Who is visiting friends right now? Are they not all Skyping and zooming? The constant need to control this couple is irritating. They stepped down six months ago and they’re still yapping about it. The funny thing is they think if they keep insulting the mother of his child he’ll happily come back. Hell no.

      • MsIam says:

        In the words of Taylor Swift, “Never, ever, ever”. The RR need to go on Tinder and find someone new ASAP.

  20. yinyang says:

    We are all feeling a little that way in this time of covid, royals are not special. Katie you need to start writing more articles on William or is he off limits…how convenient.

    • Em says:

      You know Willy is off limits

    • notasugarhere says:

      Katie has always been a Middleton and William plant, getting leaks about Harry’s location for years from Kate, Carole, and William. That she’s writing these lies now? On orders from W&K&C and Co.

  21. BlueJay says:

    They FORCED HARRY TO LEAVE ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE prior to meeting Meghan. If anything THEY should be kicking themselves because it’s probably how he had the time to meet her. He was at a point in his military career where he would have been posted overseas for long stretches and if he was – why, what representation would the RF have from the younger generation? This is 2013/2014/2015 when Willileaks and Lazy Katy were posted up doing nothing and refusing to tell the press their dog’s name, acting like leaving Wales was a great sacrifice. So they stuck Harry on a London desk job he hated and he eventually resigned because Lazy and Willileaks have no charisma and couldn’t do photo ops with Usain Bolt. So it’s just a joke. I don’t like Richard Palmer but at the time he expressed a lot of concerns about Harry having been the only young royal with any plan at all and why anyone would take that away from him. And here we are.

    • mer says:

      BlueJay, I thought the rumor was Harry’ didn’t want to be a desk jockey, and that’s what would have happened if he continued his career in the military.

      • notasugarhere says:

        He would have trained in the new helos, been posted, and earned a higher rank than William. William wasn’t going to have that. People were already mocking William’s fake helicopter stunts, while Harry was in a war zone showing how good he was at his job. It all boils down to William’s jealousy of his younger brother and the royals protecting the heir.

    • Lowrider says:

      The media erred in running him out of the military. They were only looking out for their own interest.

  22. KellyRyan says:

    Aren’t we all feeling a bit restless? Too bad KN writes for VF, I might have kept my subscription.

  23. Rocķy says:

    They moved there right at the start of the lockdown. Of course he feels rudderless. We all do

  24. S808 says:

    I’m feeling a bit restless myself and I haven’t moved across the country. Anyways, very funny that they’re going with he’s “missing the military” angle (even though he left years ago and still does charity work involving it) over the “missing his family” angle. We know which one is more believable.

  25. Lizzie says:

    Don’t we see this same story every week? Does it just seem that way because time is weird in lock-down?

    • Harla says:

      Yeah, we do. They just use different headlines but they must recycle the content.

  26. Vanessa says:

    Every week their a new story about how homesick Harry is I don’t know who these stories are supposed to convinced . I think those royal reporters Are desperate for Harry to come back without or with Meghan and Archie the Cambridge’s are stale and boring the only people who are interested in them are older generations who don’t really buy or click on the royal reporters stories . The royal reporters know that the Meghan and Harry are the money makers so now they all trying are to make it here in the states as royal experts that’s why we’re seeing a lot of the same ones who bully and harass Meghan for years like this kate woman who made a Asinine article of Meghan raising her kid gender neutral which lead to a even more abuse are now trying to walk back a lot of their actions . This notion that Harry will abandon his family for the Royal family is crazy .

  27. Yoyo says:

    Well People got part of the scoop for Archie’s birthday, but O magazine got the Mother’s Day scoop, Doria spent the day with the Sussexes, while observing social distancing.
    When Toxic Tom see the write up he is going to go nuts, Doria is always there for Meghan, and Harry adores her, and always want her to spend time with Meghan.
    They wanted her at the cookbook launch, for the Invictus Games in Canada and she was in Vancouver Island with them, at Christmas.

  28. L4frimaire says:

    These story is written like Harry was still on active duty, which he hasn’t been in years, even before he met Meghan. This is like the 3rd or 4th time they’ve written this missing the military stories. Also, they are assuming that apart from Zoom calls, they are not working. Seriously? Those two not working. Sure. A lot of us are not working or not working normally. Even if everything opens back up tomorrow, it still won’t be the same. The British press still are not dealing with this well and are the ones having difficulty coping with this change. They can’t even distinguish between a biographical book ( not sure I’d call it a biography) and an autobiography. Frankly, they are starting to look incredibly stupid peddling the same story over and over again, because they have no info or intel. I guess they realize that the lockdown is extending into the summer, so not much will be coming their way from the Sussexes.

    • Ginger says:

      I have never seen so many stories of Harry missing the military than I do now. Ever since he left he now just desperately misses it. He has stated before Meghan how he misses it and always will.

      Harry has mentioned how the British press wants to brainwash the public with their stories and this is proving to be true. They keep pushing these stories to try and convince the public how miserable he is.

      • TheAnonymousPimpernel says:

        Royal reporters are afraid the pandemic is a glimpse of the future. American news outlets making the LA based royals go worldwide without them, Their own coverage of heirs, heir’s heirs, spares and tag-a-long Sophie’s going nowhere beyond home. Omid who played fair picking up the phone and getting confirmation. The Fail, Sun, Express, Mirror, for whom they work, calls going unanswered. They might seek royal expert gigs in the U.S. but networks and sponsors won’t put up with a hate driven Meghan agenda if their email and twitter accounts are full of outrage, demanding firings.

  29. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Could a ‘source close to the Duke’ be Penis with Teeth? What does Willileaks have to do all day other than avoid his wife, sneak off for some shrubbery-pruning and stir shit up?

  30. Bettyrose says:

    What sucks is that Harry probably does have some home sickness and miss his patronages, especially not having the Invictus Games to throw himself into this year. But that doesn’t mean he has regrets. Let a person have an adjustment period after a major life change.

  31. February Pisces says:

    He loved the military because it helped him escape life as a royal. Now he’s escaped for real. They know they can’t write that he misses his family, literally no one would believe that. Anyway it was because of his awful family that he had to leave in the first place.

  32. Awkward symphony says:

    This snake is still spreading fiction despite the paparazzi drone pictures clearly showing him in a pleasant mood. They’re distraught about losing control over the sussexs and jobs drying up hence why she did the free interview with Enews

  33. Yoyo says:

    An honest comment from Twitter, notice the RR are not saying he is missing his family, because they know, no one would believe them.
    Well Harry is missing England so much he decided along with Meghan to take over a Charity staff meeting, yesterday.

  34. RoyalBlue says:

    it is so obvious now that they took away his military appointments, not because they thought he may use them, but as a negotiating tool and a means to hurt him. the intention was to stab him right in the heart, where it hurts the most.

    and yet he still chose his wife.

  35. Molly says:

    The more the Brits complain the more obvious it becomes to the world who really was the problem. When the Brits had them they complained. When they left and move to completely different continent the Brits still complained. Time for the Brits to face reality. You created the mess now live with it!

  36. Parri says:

    Even if you believe any of this, is it really unusual anyone in a country they have never lived in with all the quarantines feels a little rudderless? I’ve lived here my whole life and I feel this way some and oddly miss family members I never saw much. I’m sure he’s happy to be with his wife and son, but like all of us misses a lot of things, and maybe some of his larger family who knows. I want to know when things become closer to normal what they will do. Now is just treading water for everyone.

  37. Nic919 says:

    There is one Wales brother that has been rudderless for years but it’s not Harry. Projection is a cruel mistress.

  38. Jessica says:

    Recycling the *Harry’s Mates!* story line is getting pretty old. As are Harry and his mates. They act like these men are all still in their 20s. Oh, that’s right – the expectation of a royal man is that he cavorts around regardless of what is going on back at the castle with his wife and kids. These poor rags and their sad tropes.