Prince Harry has a desire to get "his old life back", which a commentator has claimed is a source of frustration for his wife, Meghan Markle.
The Duchess of Sussex is said to be happy with her life in America, whereas the duke is "longing" for his school friends.
Entertainment commentator Mark Boardman said: “Prince Harry’s social life has notably shifted over the past decade.
“He appears to have distanced himself from his college friends and lacks a permanent UK residence.
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"During his visits to London, he typically resides in hotels and avoids public appearances.
"Undoubtedly, Prince Harry longs for his old friendships.”
The commentator cautioned, however, that Harry would have to spend time away from his wife and two children, Lilibet, two, and Archie, four, if he frequently dashed to London to visit acquaintances, which might not sit well at home.
Boardman told OK!: “Meghan is frustrated that Harry wants his old life back.
Prince Harry stays in hotels whenever he returns to the UK
Harry is said to be 'longing' for his old friends
“Meghan loves Harry, but she wants to bring out the better side in him.
"And she’s quite clear on the roles that they should take together and they are trying to work better together on projects.
"People are eager to witness a transformed Harry, rather than a return to his previous partying lifestyle, which could lead to undesirable media attention.”
Harry has yet to find a home of his own in the UK, but his close bonds with childhood friends will probably keep him returning to the country.
Meghan is 'frustrated' with Harry, according to a royal commentator