The Duke and Duchess of Sussex might live far away from them since leaving for Montecito, California, but these friends have been with him for every major milestone in his life, including his wedding to Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in 2018. Read on to find out more about Prince Harry’s oldest friends and inner circle here…
Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip
Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip has been friends with Harry since childhood. Both Harry and his then-girlfriend, Meghan Markle, were guests at Tom’s wedding to Hon Lara Hughes-Young in 2017. Before the royal couple publicly confirmed their romance, the pair were pictured putting on a loving display at the nuptials which were held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
He is the son of Owen Inskip, a friend of Prince Charles and David Cameron, while his maternal grandfather was Labour peer Lord Rufus Noel-Buxton.
Jake and his wife Zoe’s daughter Zalie Warren was a bridesmaid at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding. The Warren family have long been connected to the royal family; Jake’s father John Warren is the Queen’s racing manager. The father-and-son team run Highclere Stud in Newbury together.
Charlie van Straubenzee
The royal has been friends with Charlie ever since they attended Ludgrove Prep School in Berkshire as children. It’s believed that Charlie and his older brother, Thomas van Straubenzee, were ushers at Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle.
Charlie’s friendship with Harry has been well documented over the years, with the pair often photographed together on multiple occasions, including the rugby world cup in 2015. Both Harry and Meghan attended Charlie’s wedding to Daisy Jenks in Surrey in August 2018.
Thomas van Straubenzee
Thomas is one of Prince Harry and William’s closest and long-time pals, having attended Ludgrove prep school with the pair. He married Lady Melissa Percy in 2013 in a wedding that was attended by most of the royal family, and he later became Princess Charlotte’s godfather. Both Harry and William are patrons of a memorial fund launched in tribute to Henry, Thomas’ brother, who died in a car accident in 2002.
He is one of Britain’s wealthiest young men, having inherited his money when his father Brig Tim Langdon died in 2007. The filmmaker, who has also dabbled in modeling, is a close friend to both Harry and William. He attended the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011 and was later a guest at Harry’s nuptials. Arthur was educated at Ampleforth and Bristol University. He joined Harry on the headline-grabbing trip to Las Vegas, but says he wasn’t present when the photos were taken.