Prince Harry is “easily led” and “transforms” depending on its partner, a royal author has claimed. Duncan Larcombe described Harry as a “lost soul” and said he has an established history of being “very much the underdog” in his relationships. Despite appearing to be a self-assured “Prince Charming”, the author said that “it was never really Harry”.
Instead, Mr Larcobe said, it is “quite the other way around”.
The author, who wrote the 2017 biography ‘Prince Harry: The Inside Story’, explained: “Harry has changed and changed depending on who he has dated.”
He described Harry as being “the boyfriend who is willing to go along and meet all of the new girlfriend’s friends and just go along”.
Speaking about the royal’s relationship with Chelsy Davy – who dated the royal from 2004 to 2011, Mr Larcome said: “Harry befriended a whole group of her mates, basically he turned into Chelsy’s friends.”
He added: “He got a girlfriend who was from Africa and before you knew it Harry was walking around in his bare feet, sitting by the campfire and paddling by on the edge of Africa.”
Sir. Larcombe described Harry’s next girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, as a “bohemian society girl who dragged Harry along to the Glastonbury Rock Festival.”
The expert continued: “With Cressida, he was bohemian, going to music festivals dressed in brand new, expensive clothes.”
“And he appeared almost as if he had been dressed by her. It looks really awkward. He looked ridiculous.”
This came after Harry and Meghan published pictures of themselves taken at the One Young World Summit in Manchester last week.
Sir. Larcombe said the images show that “Harry is not in charge”.
Speaking generally about the Duke of Sussex’s character, Mr Larcombe said: “I think Harry is a very lost soul and potentially was before his mother died.
“Harry is a great guy but has been very vulnerable to influences. See how influences have affected Prince Harry’s life.”
He added: “He is someone who is susceptible to being very influenced and easily led by people around him. And I don’t see how anyone could argue against that.
“That would be King Charles’ opinion of his own son.”