The Duke and Duchess of Sussex resigned from their royal duties in 2020 and are now building a new life in the US with their son Archie, three, and daughter Lilibet. The couple now lives in the desirable California town of Montecito, Santa Barbara. Located on the state’s Central Coast, the small neighborhood is home to an array of celebrities, including actor Orlando Bloom and his former wife Katy Perry.
Prince Harry, 37, would settle in well in his American environment, but Meghan, 41, is said to be angry with her neighbor Katy Perry over a comment about the Duchess’ wedding dress in 2018.
A source said: “Orlando has great sympathy for Harry and Meghan and will contact him if he ever sees anything suspicious nearby.”Read:Robbie Williams accidentally admits he had relationships with Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman
They added: “However, Meghan is well aware of a comment Katy Perry made in 2018 about her wedding dress and is known to hold a grudge.”
Perry had previously joked that she would “fit in one more time” when asked about the wedding during an appearance on Entertainment Tonight to promote American Idol in May 2018.
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Meghan is said to have felt belittled by the comment that came at a time of tremendous pressure for the Sussex couple leading up to their stellar departure from the Firm, a move dubbed Megxit.
The LA source said: “While the comment was not intended to be hurtful, Meghan felt besieged at the time and was overwhelmed by arguments with the staff, the Duchess of Cambridge and Thomas Markle.”
The Duchess of Sussex and Perry are both mothers of one-year-old girls, but the insider was quick to dismiss any idea of upcoming playdates for the young kids.Read:Heartbreak after teenager, 16, dies after inhaling laughing gas at house party
They said, “I wouldn’t expect Meghan and Katy to carpool to PTA meetings in the future!”
The Duke of Sussex is said to have befriended the father of Perry’s girl, Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom.
But the LA insider was quick to downplay the claims, claiming the men weren’t as close as previously reported.
They told The Daily Star: “While Harry is sincerely grateful to everyone who is proactive in protecting his family, The Duke of Sussex and Orlando fit more into the category of acquaintances than friends.”
It comes after Bloom voiced Prince Harry in the controversial HBO cartoon series The Prince, which taunted the Firm and, in particular, Prince George.
The Duke of Sussex is said to be aware that Bloom was playing the part, while the show’s creator, Gary Janetti, told Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at the time: “I don’t know if Harry said anything to Orlando about it, but I know before the show premiered, he was aware that Orlando was doing it. And he seemed to have a sense of humor about it.”
The satirical series drew backlash for targeting Prince George, with some labeling the mockery as “cruel”.Read:Margot Robbie was “mortified” by leaked by ‘Barbie’ images
And while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not spared, Bloom told The Hollywood Reporter that the show “wasn’t malicious or intended”.
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Prince Harry is now thought to be putting the finishing touches on his new memoir, which publisher Penguin Random House insists will be an “accurate and completely truthful” portrayal of the experience of the Duke’s royal family.
The book, thought to be ready for a Christmas release date, threatens to tear open old fissures within the Firm as the Duke begins his personal battle.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charity Archewell was recently awarded a gong for its work for Afghan refugees.
Next week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will receive the Partner Organization Award in New York.
Archewell Foundation Executive Director James Holt will accept the award on their behalf.
He said: “It is an honor to be recognized by the Human First Coalition, whose steadfast work in Afghanistan has played a vital role in delivering much-needed aid and led to the successful evacuation and resettlement of thousands worldwide.
“We share a commitment to supporting families and veterans and are grateful for their partnership.”