Prince Harry’s Friend, Dr. Jane Goodall, Says the Former-Royal Is ‘Finding Life a Bit Challenging Just Now’

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Prince Harry has had no problem opening up to one of his good friends about non-royal life with his family. According to conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, the Duke of Cambridge is finding things “a bit challenging.”

Goodall recently spoke with the Radio Times about her conversations with Harry, according to the Guardian. “I don't know how his career is going to map out, but yes, I've been in touch, though I think he's finding life a bit challenging just now.”

The 86-year-old, who is currently promoting her latest documentary, The Hope, also revealed that she believes the duke will give up hunting, due to Meghan’s dislike of the sport. “I think Harry will stop because Meghan doesn’t like hunting, so I suspect that is over for him.” 

ICYMI: Last July, Prince Harry interviewed Goodall, the renowned ethologist and primatologist known for her study of wild chimpanzees, for Meghan Markle’s special guest edit of the September issue of British Vogue.

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine, Goodall brought up her meeting with Prince Harry back in 2019 during a global leadership meeting at Windsor Castle. She explained that, at the mention of his new son Archie, Harry seemed confident he would grow up free from the traditional pomp and circumstance of royal life.

“At the end [of the conversation] Meghan came in to listen with Archie,” Goodall said. “He was very tiny and very sleepy—not too pleased to be passed from his mummy. I think I was one of the first to cuddle him outside the family. I made Archie do the Queen's wave, saying, ‘I suppose he’ll have to learn this.’ Harry said, ‘No, he’s not growing up like that.’”

This really is the friendship we never knew we needed.