Prince Harry is reportedly hoping to mend his relationship with the man that many considered to be the redheaded royal’s best friend, Tom “Skippy” Inskip.
According to the Daily Mail, Inskip — who currently resides in Washington D.C. — has planned to fly out to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new home in Los Angeles to try and renew their former friendship.
As was previously reported by The Inquisitr, the two men were once incredibly good friends after meeting at Eton as children. Inskip was even present when Prince Harry went to Las Vegas and infamously got caught playing a game of strip billiards.
However, relations between the two cooled after Inskip allegedly voiced some concerns about Prince Harry’s then-girlfriend, Meghan.
Despite Inskip’s reservations about the match, the current Afiniti CCO nevertheless invited the former Suits actress to his wedding bash in Jamaica, where Prince Harry served as a member of the wedding party as an usher.
However, the Duke of Sussex did not return the favor. Though Inskip and his wife were invited to the royal wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, the couple were not invited to the reception at Frogmore House afterward. The move reportedly raised eyebrows in aristocratic circles, whose members were shocked that the prince would snub one of his best friends.
Though rumors have been swirling for weeks that the two were finally speaking again, Inskip’s planned trip to Los Angeles was the first concrete piece of evidence that the former friends were indeed on better terms.
“Harry and Tom fell out but things are back on track now,” said a friend of the pair.
One of main reasons that Prince Harry and Inskip reportedly rekindled their friendship was the birth of their two sons. In fact, Inskip was even reportedly bringing his own newborn son, Albert, to meet Archie.
“They’re now fathers and they both realise they need to share these precious times together, given they have so much history together,” the friend added.
“They’ve been through thick and thin, and while they did fall out, they realised that life is too short to be estranged. They would like their children to grow up together,” the insider concluded.
The news comes as numerous outlets have reported that Prince Harry has also tried to mend the relationship with his brother, Prince William. Though it was whispered that the two suffered a massive rift, they are finally “back in touch,” as was previously reported by The Inquisitr.