Prince Harry 'upset' over Kate Middleton footage after 'feeling like outsider'

Prince Harry was reportedly "upset" and would have "loved" to have been invited to Trooping the Colour this month and see Kate Middleton, according to a source.

The Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, were not invited to the King's official birthday on June 15 for the second consecutive year since they stepped down as senior royals.

The source claimed that this snub, along with others from his father and the Duke of Westminster, emphasised Harry's status as an "outsider".

Speaking to Closer magazine, the source said: "It was painful for Harry to see all his family gathered for Trooping the Colour. He would have dearly loved to have been there, if only to congratulate and support Kate in person on what must have been an incredibly difficult day for her."

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Prince Harry is 'refusing to just be cast aside' -Credit:Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus Games Foundation

The source added that Harry was particularly emotional when he saw footage of Kate. Despite managing to connect with her on a few occasions, it isn't as often as he'd like.

They said: "He could see she was putting on a stoic, brave face, but ultimately having the eyes of the world on her was a lot of pressure. The fact he had to watch from 6,000 miles away just made him so sad."

The source concluded by saying: "It really hammered home how he's an outsider at this point. He would just love to have her - along with the rest of his family - back in his life properly."

Harry made the major life change to move to California with his wife and their two children in 2020, stepping down from Royal duties.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave after a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cath
Harry took a step back from his royal duties in 2020 to start a new life in California with his wife -Credit:Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

His last trip to the UK was in May for the Invictus Games' 10th anniversary service at St Paul's Cathedral. Notably, he didn't catch up with King Charles, who was reportedly "too busy" for a reunion.

The Royal Family has faced tough times, especially with Princess Kate and King Charles' respective cancer battles. The situation now is a far cry from the days when Harry and Meghan were dubbed part of the "Fab Four" following Meghan's entry into the family.

Harry also experienced a cold shoulder at the Trooping the Colour celebrations and was "uninvited" from the Duke of Westminster's "wedding of the year", according to comments from royal biographer Emily Andrews.

Her words were clear: "Harry has broken so many bonds of trust with so many people, it is difficult to see him ever attending a society wedding or Trooping the Colour again."