Grant Harrold, who worked for King Charles for seven years when he was the Prince of Wales, believes that Harry opted out of staying with family at any one of their many royal residences in a desperate bid to show that he’s “grown up enough to fund himself.”
“It’s strange he’s not staying at any royal residences because obviously when they were growing up they had rooms at Clarence House and at Highgrove,” Harrold exclusively told The Post.
“Maybe he felt that it was only fair to show that he, I’m guessing, is happy to support himself by staying in a hotel.”
Harrold noted that the decision to check into a hotel rather than stay with family “made no sense” security-wise.
“If he was staying in one of the royal residences, the security is already there,” Harrold shared. “If he’s staying at a hotel, then he’ll need his own security team.”
“Obviously, it’s not the best sign if he’s staying at a hotel, because you’d have thought he’d possibly stay with his brother [Prince William] and sister-in-law [Kate Middleton] potentially, or at one of his father’s homes, because let’s face it, there are a few homes,” the former royal butler said to The Post.
Harrold said Harry’s decision was fueled by “one of two reasons, either he’s wanting to show he can support himself and he’s grown up enough to fund himself,” he notes, which “is probably what he’s doing.”