James Corden shares rare sad detail about Prince Harry's life since LA move

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex tours The Silverstone Experience at Silverstone on March 6, 2020
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James Corden has shared a rare heartbreaking detail about Prince Harry’s life since he and Meghan Markle moved to the US last year. 

Prince Harry and Meghan’s "tell-all" Oprah interview (opens in new tab) was undoubtedly one of the couple’s most astonishing appearances so far in 2021. Though it was Harry’s solo chat with fellow Brit James Corden on The Late Late Show that first gave fans insight into the Sussexes’ new American life. Harry and Meghan have settled in their new LA home (opens in new tab) after “stepping back” (opens in new tab) as senior working royals last year. Since then, their family has grown, with the couple recently welcoming their first daughter (opens in new tab), Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana. 

It was just days after Meghan's pregnancy with Lilibet was announced that Harry opened up to James Corden in an open top bus interview. Harry, who could be king (opens in new tab), shared wonderful details about his family life and when he knew Meghan was "the one" (opens in new tab).

He and James enjoyed a spot of LA sight-seeing in a segment that also revealed Meghan's adorable nickname for Harry (opens in new tab)


Now James has given a rare comment on Harry's LA life, saying things haven’t been “easy”. During an interview with US radio host Howard Stern, James was asked about the Sussexes’ move to California. 

“I cannot imagine any of it is easy,” he reportedly replied. “But I do not think any person in such a position in his life is easy. I have never really spoken about it to him in depth.”

James later expressed his belief that Harry would likely have been “going through a tough time” after giving up his royal duties.

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England

Whilst the comedian also shared a unique insight into the “real” Duke of Sussex, claiming he's the one viewers saw happily chatting on The Late Late Show.

“The Harry you saw on the clip we did on the open-top bus, that to me is a great reflection of the person I know,” he explained. 

Harry’s light-hearted chat with James came just weeks before he and Meghan’s Oprah interview was broadcast in March. It’s recently been alleged that an "emotional" change inspired Harry to sit down with Oprah (opens in new tab) after he lost his remaining military titles.

Since the CBS special, there have been rumours of growing distance between the Sussexes and The Firm (opens in new tab).

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a ceremony to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018

Harry’s relationship with his brother and father has been especially under the spotlight in recent months. And Prince Charles’ recent birthday tribute to Prince William could possibly be seen as a subtle sign that Harry is no longer in his and William's close fold (opens in new tab).

However, Harry did express his desire to work on his relationship with Charles in particular during his and Meghan's Oprah interview. 

“I will continue to make it one of my priorities to try and heal that relationship,” Harry declared, after revealing that he will “always love him”.