Prince Harry has given former close pal Natalie Pinkham the cold shoulder since marrying Meghan, according to reports.
Sky Sports presenter Natalie, 40, who was said to have enjoyed a close ‘platonic’ relationship with Harry, 34, before he met the Suits star, is reportedly ‘miffed’ at the change in their relationship.
However the presenter, who was not invited to Harry and Meghan’s wedding last May, reportedly admits that Meghan, 37, is good for Harry – as she will ‘tame his wild side’.
Speaking to The Sun, a source claimed: ‘She is quite rightfully miffed. She has known Harry for years and was not only his drinking buddy, but his confidante.
‘They were super close but it was purely platonic. When Harry got together with Meghan their relationship rapidly changed — it just went flat and noticeably cooled off.’
However they added: ‘Natalie feels Meghan is the sensible soulmate who will tame Harry’s wild side.’
According to the source, Natalie thinks the cooling off in their relationship could be down to ‘over-protective courtiers at Buckingham Palace’.
Natalie and the Palace have been contacted for comment.
Mother-of-two Natalie was said to have enjoyed regular meet-ups with Prince Harry over the years, becoming his ‘drinking buddy and confidante’.
However Harry, who was once known for his wild nights out, has enjoyed a change of lifestyle over recent years after expressing his desire to settle down with a family.
Harry and Meghan have enjoyed a whirlwind romance since announcing their engagement in November 2017.
The pair married at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle last May, before welcoming their first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on the 6 May this month.
On Friday the Duke of Sussex has spent his first night away from baby Archie, taking part in a fundraising polo match in Italy and enjoying a good night’s sleep.
Professional polo player Nacho Figueras, who captained Harry’s team, said the duke had begun a ‘very exciting part of his life’ with the birth of his son, and after resting had been ‘excited’ ahead of the match.
The player said the duke had a ‘good night’s sleep’ which set him up for the game which Harry’s team won 9-6 against a US Polo Association team led by professional Malcolm Borwick.
Speaking about what the future holds for Harry Mr Figueras said: ‘Being a father always changes you, he seems to be very, very happy, I think this is a very exciting part of his life. He was ready for it and I think he’s loving it.
‘I always thought that he would be an amazing father because he has a great affinity for children – two weeks is very, very soon, but I’m sure he’s changed.’
The annual event has raised more than £6 million for the work of Sentebale since it was first held in Barbados in 2010.