Prince Harry has announced that he has had an alliance with fellow countryman Orlando Bloom since moving to California.
Since retiring as Senior Royals in 2020, Duke and Duchess of Sussex have moved to Los Angeles, where they are neighbors to Orlando and his wife, pop singer Katy Perry.
On the Armchair Expert podcast, Harry explained that he and Orlando were talking about the paparazzi. The Lord Of The Rings actor offered him a heads-up over photographers in their area.
Tristan Fewings via Getty ImagesPrince Harry
“Just two days ago Orlando Bloom sent me a message because he’s just down the street and we’re kind of keeping in touch about the paparazzi,” Harry explained.
“He sent me a photo that his safety got from this long-haired man with a hat, ear cups and his massive camera on the back of his SUV.
“A woman driving who made the peace sign sat there as a distraction and he lies in the back of this truck and photographs her with her child and everyone else in the area.”
Jerod Harris via Getty ImagesOrlando Bloom
Despite the presence of paparazzi, Harry also told the podcast that he still feels like he has more privacy in his new life than while he was still performing royal duties.
He insisted, “Here I can actually lift my head and I feel different. So my shoulders have sunk [have Meghan’s].
“You go around feeling a little bit freer. I’m allowed to take Archie on the back of my bike. I never had the chance. “
WPA pool through Getty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry
During the same interview, Harry lifted the lid on his life as a member of the royal family and admitted it was something he wanted to leave behind in his 20s.
“I think the biggest problem for me has been that if you are born into it, you inherit the risk. You inherit the risk involved – you inherit any element with no choice, ”Harry said.
“Because of the way the UK media is, they feel responsible to you. In the truest sense of the word fully owned. And then they make some of them – or most of their readers – think that it is. But I think it’s a really dangerous place if you don’t have a choice. “
Listen to his full interview on the Armchair Expert podcast.