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Prince Harry has ‘lost his identity in LA and feels lost’ since move

Prince Harry may have lost his "identity" in Los Angeles after his bombshell move to the US with Meghan Markle, a royal commentator has suggested.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior members of the Royal family in March this year.

They spent some time in Canada before jetting to LA, California, in the US as the world went into coronavirus lockdown.

Since then, the pair have been snapped in casual clothes delivering food to those in need as they soak up the LA sun.

A source told Daily Star Online in April Prince Harry feels “out of place” in California and has “regrets” after he made the move with Meghan.

Royal commentator Daniela Elser, has further explored that theory, suggesting Harry is unhappy in the US.

Reflecting on the move, she wrote on news.com.au that he might feel “rudderless” and lost” due to “key pillars of his identity” disappearing.

She refers to the fact Harry had to say goodbye to his military roles to make the move.

The Queen allowed the move to LA, but said he could no longer be Captain-General of the Royal Marines, despite serving on the frontline.

Harry also had to ditch his HRH title, and does not represent the Queen in any official capacity.

Ms Elser said: "In a matter of only months, Harry has lost the two key pillars of his identity and that must surely come at a high personal cost.

"The seismic shift in Harry’s life, especially the severing of his official ties to the military, seems to be weighing on the 35-year-old royal.”

Last month, a well placed source told the Telegraph: "Harry has told friends he is really missing the army as well his military appointments. He misses the camaraderie of being in the forces.

"He has been telling friends that he still can’t believe this has happened. He can’t believe his life has been turned upside down … I don’t think he foresaw things turning out quite as they did."

Princess Diana’s youngest son also said life has "changed dramatically" in a recent interview.

Ms Elser said: "First leaving his family, military, friends, and home country, and then secondly, with the onset of COVID-19, having to drastically reassess the assumptions about his professional future.

"For any person, royal or not, saying goodbye to his emotional support base and starting afresh in a new country would be challenging – if not bloody hard.

"Throw in the intense public and media scrutiny, the ever-present lurking lenses of the paparazzi, and having your vision of a shiny, money-making future quashed – temporarily at least – and you have a truly unpleasant scenario.

"The picture that is emerging is that the chasm between his London life and his LA existence is far greater than he had expected, a situation which has most likely only been exacerbated by COVID-19."

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