Prince Harry has dropped his former friends after undergoing a “personality change”, one of Meghan Markle’s ex-pals has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex left his closest friends behind when he and Meghan stepped down as senior working royals in 2020 and relocated to the US, and have since struck up friendships with celebs such as Ellen DeGeneres, the Kardashians and Oprah Winfrey. However, after quitting their roles in the Royal Family, the 39-year-old prince has seen his circle of friends diminish, according to one of the former Suits star’s ex-friends.

Lizzie Cundy claimed that Harry has become “totally disconnected” from his old pals, and since moving to America to start a new glitzy Hollywood career has undergone a “personality change”, leaving him almost unrecognisable to his former friends who he has since “dropped” from his life. “I knew a lot of Harry's former friends and he has let them go," she claimed.

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"These are the friends that went on holiday with him to Vegas. He used to go and watch them play rugby. I remember a time being at a private club in Mayfair and Harry walked in with all the England rugby squad,” she continued to tell GBN America.

Lizzie said Harry used to be “one of the lads”, and since moving to his lavish Montecito mansion with wife Meghan has “rarely been in touch” with his old friends. She slammed the Duke for forgetting about his pals who “actually were there to support” him following the numerous scandals he’s been involved in, including the furore over his Nazi uniform at a boozy fancy dress party. “It was his mates that picked him up and looked after him. It's very sad that he seems to have forgotten about them now,” Lizzie fired.

The socialite and former WAG blamed Meghan for being the reason Harry has “totally changed” over the last few years, and when asked why he’s seemingly ditched his former life since meeting the actress. “I don't want to blame Meghan for everything, but I will do because he has totally changed since he's been with her,” she fumed. “Friends say he's not the same Harry. He doesn't look like the same Harry. He looks constantly sad and a different kind of person.”

In his memoir Spare, Harry recalled his friends voicing their concern over his and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, and revealed his former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, had called to “chastise” him over the comments he made. “Several close mates and beloved figures in my life, including one of Hugh and Emilie's (van Cutsem) sons, Emilie herself, and even Tiggy (former nanny), had chastised me for Oprah,” he wrote. “How could you reveal such things? About your family? I told them that I failed to see how speaking to Oprah was any different from what my family and their staff had done for decades briefing the press on the sly, planting stories.”

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