Prince Harry spent "less time" with his nephew Prince Louis after invites from Kate Middleton "dried up"

The Duke of Sussex reportedly missed out on spending time with his youngest nephew

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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Prince Harry is said to have not spent as much time with nephew Prince Louis because invites to go round had "dried up", it's been claimed.

The Duke of Sussex, who used to live just doors away from the Cambridges' home at Kensington Palace where his brother Prince William lived alongside wife Kate and children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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But according to new book Finding Freedom, it's claimed, in recent years Harry received fewer invites to go round and spend time at the family home.

Royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim the brothers began to distance themselves from each other after William voiced concerns at the speed Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle was moving, which wasn't well received.

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They write, 'The brothers went from always making time for each other to barely spending any time together.

'Harry had always loved popping across the grounds of the palace to see Charlotte and George, bringing them gifts that including an electronic SUV for his nephew and a tricycle for Charlotte.

'But those visits came to a halt by that summer of 2017.

'In fact, Harry spent less time with Prince Louis than the others because of the growing tension between him and his brother after the baby's birth.'

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The book continued, 'The distance came in both directions. Harry spent less time going over to see the children but the invites from William and Kate were the first to dry up.'

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Another factor which is claimed to have made popping round more difficult is when Harry and Meghan moved from London to their new home at Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor.

And now Harry and Meghan and their son Archie, one, reside in Santa Barbara in America, there is even less opportunity for the prince to visit his family.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.