Prince Harry is “lonely” in Montecito as he is plunged into another legal battle, according to Kinsey Schofield.
The royal reporter says the Duke of Sussex is struggling to settle in an environment lacking in family and friends.
Speaking on GB News, Schofield said Harry has grown up in an environment where family and friends are always present, making his residence across the pond a challenge.
Asked by Patrick Christys whether Harry is lonely in California, Schofield said: “100%.”
“Even without knowing what I know, you have to imaging that this is a young man that grew up in an all boys school with a bunch of rambunctious guys”, she added.
“A lot of really deep, fun, silly friendships. They experience something that normally people didn’t experience.
“Going away to school and waking up with your friends every day, then Christmases in a castle where every room is filled with your cousins.
“Today, he’ll wake up and celebrate a birthday with four people in the room. His children, his wife and his mother-in-law.”
While the Duke of Sussex does not live in Britain, he still has security matters on his mind in his home country.
He is battling to have high grade security reinstated in a landmark court case.
Harry is taking action against the Home Office over the February 2020 decision of the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (Ravec) over his security, after being told he would no longer be given the “same degree” of personal protective security when visiting.
Schofield added that he is “lonely” in America after he moved across the pond in 2020.
He and his wife, Meghan Markle, opted to step away from frontline royal duties in making the move.
“I do believe he aches for the world he left behind”, Schofield told Patrick Christys.
A decision on Harry’s case is expected at a later date.
The hearing is one of the five High Court claims the duke is involved in, including extensive litigation against newspaper publishers.
Earlier this year, he was refused permission to bring a further legal challenge against the Home Office over a Ravec decision that he should not be allowed to pay privately for protective security.