Prince Harry’s inner circle – How Duke of Sussex has been supported by his closest pals
It’s been almost a week sincePrince Harry said a sad goodbye to his grandmother,the Queen at her funeral on 19 September.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, joined the rest of the royal familyto put her late Majesty to rest in a State Funeral and Committal Service earlier this week.
While it’s not known how long at present Harry andMeghan Markle will stay in the UK before heading back to the US, they at least have a strong support system over here.
In particular, Harry has a group of friends that have been there with him for many a year. We take a look at those in the Prince’s inner circle…
Tom 'Skippy' Inskip
Tom 'Skippy' Inskip has been friends with the prince since childhood and, before they were married, Harry and Meghan attended Tom's wedding to Hon Lara Hughes-Young in 2017.
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.
Arthur is one of Britain's wealthiest young men, having inherited his money when his father Brig Tim Langon died in 2007. The filmmaker, who has also dabbled in modelling, 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.
A well-known nightclub owner, Guy is famously tight-lipped about his royal pals but its thought he helped organise Prince William’s bachelor party.
Both Princes attended his nuptials to Elizabeth Wilson in 2014 and guy is one of Prince Louis’ godfathers.
Guy's mum Lady Carolyn Herbert was close friends with the late Princess Diana.
Charlie van Straubenzee
The royal has been friends with Charlie ever since they attended Ludgrove Prep School in Berkshire as children.
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 and it's believed that Charlie and his older brother, Thomas van Straubenzee, were ushers at Harry's wedding.
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.
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 married Lady Melissa Percy in 2013 in a wedding which was attended by most of the royal family, and he later became Princess Charlotte's godfather.
The Warren family have long been connected to the royal family; Jake's father John Warren was the Queen's racing manager. The father-and-son team run Highclere Stud in Newbury together.
Jake and his wife Zoe's daughter Zalie Warren was one of the bridesmaids at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding.
Nacho has been friends with Prince Harry for years, and the pair regularly play in charity matches together.
The polo player previously toldPeople: “[My wife] Delfi and I have known Harry for a very long time. I know first-hand how much he wanted to have a family. He found an amazing teammate, or partner, in Meghan. They love each other very much; their children are lovely.”
During the Sentebale Polo Cup last summer, Harry and Meghan shared a rare kiss – much to everyone's delight, but their sweet moment was interrupted by Nacho, who was pictured alongside the royal couple following their team's victory.
Taking to his Instagram page to share a picture of the photobomb, Nacho joked: "When you wished the trophy would turn into a violin. What an incredible love story."
The Duke of Westminster is one of the richest people in the world, and his family have strong ties with the British royals.
His mother, Natalia Grosvenor, is Prince William's godmother, and Hugh himself is godfather to Prince George.
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