Usain Bolt admits he no longer speaks to Prince Harry despite ‘wanting to keep in contact’ after the royal ‘got really serious, really quickly’ with Meghan Markle
- Usain Bolt, 35, has admitted he doesn’t speak to Prince Harry, 37, any more
- Contact ceased after he ‘got really serious, really quickly’ with Meghan Markle
- The Olympian confessed he ‘still would like to keep in contact’ with the Duke
- He is the latest friend to reveal he has been snubbed by royal since marriage
Usain Bolt has admitted he no longer speaks to Prince Harry after he ‘got really serious, really quickly’ with Meghan Markle.
The Duke of Sussex, 37, and the Olympic legend, 35, became friends when Harry toured Jamaica on a four day visit on behalf of the Queen in 2012, with Usain even saying he hoped to organise the prince’s stag do in 2017.
However the sprinter has now revealed he was ghosted by by Prince Harry after he met the Duchess, 40, telling The Sun: ‘I think he got really serious, really quickly. He is about married life and good for it now so has left that life behind now.
‘I haven’t talked to him in a while but I still would like to keep in contact.’
Usain Bolt, 35, has admitted he no longer speaks to Prince Harry, 37, after he ‘got really serious, really quickly’ with Meghan Markle, 40
Prince Harry headed to Jamaica in March 2012 to meet the sprinter at the Usain Bolt Track at the University of the West Indies as part of a Diamond Jubilee Tour, representing the Queen.
As well as Jamaica, he visited Belize, the Bahamas and Brazil.
The pair – looking very fresh faced – posed in the sprinter’s signature lightning bolt style together before Usain presented the royal with his own ‘Harry can Bolt’ T-shirt.
At the time, the pair joked around – and the fastest man in the world even let the prince win when they hit the track.
The Olympic legend said he had lost contact with the Duke of Sussex after he became ‘about married life’ with the Duchess
Meanwhile the two exchanged friendly Twitter messages in 2016, with Harry challenging Usain to a re-run of the race.
And in 2017, days after Harry announced his engagement to Meghan, Usain vowed to organise three stag dos for the royal ahead of their nuptials.
It has previously been reported that the duke’s friendship with several members of his former inner circle cooled or ended altogether after he met Meghan.
In the run up to the wedding, Prince Harry was said to have frozen out some of his ‘old posse’ because Meghan doesn’t want any ‘temptations’ as they prepare to start a family.
The Duke and the Olympic legend became friends when Harry toured Jamaica on a four day visit on behalf of the Queen in 2012 (pictured)
Insiders said the Duke ‘dropped’ close friends including former wingman Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip in case they’re a ‘bad influence’.
He and another one of Harry’s friends, PR guru Astrid Harbord, were said to have been ‘airbrushed out’.
Tom, who is a banker, was one of Harry’s childhood friends from Eton, and was considered to be his ‘wingman’.
It’s previously been reported the Duke has frozen out several old friends, including former wingman Tom Inskip, a former childhood friend from Eton (left) and PR guru Astrid Harbord (right with Princess Beatrice)
Meanwhile Astrid, a friend of the Duchess of Cambridge, was also known to be a member of Harry’s former posse, and was romantically linked to the prince.
Speaking to the Express at the time, a friend said: ‘Like several others who were considered a questionable influence on Harry during his bad old bachelor days, Tom has been dropped, even though he himself now has a lovely wife, Lara.’
The source added: ‘It’s all part of Meghan’s quiet airbrushing out of Harry’s old posse. She doesn’t want temptation – of any sort – being put in his way while they concentrate on starting a family.’
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