Princess Diana also dumped some of her friends like Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did.

When Middleton and Markle joined the royal family, they had to turn their backs at some of their friends. According to Richard Kay, the late Princess of Wales did the same. The editor at large for Daily Mail was told that Prince Harry left his family members puzzled after changing telephone numbers without informing them. He was not the first royal to do it.

“If this sounds familiar it is because we have been here before — with Diana. She regularly changed mobile numbers as an effective way of dumping friends she no longer wanted,” Kay wrote.

The Duchess of Cambridge also did the same to some of her friends. Middleton reportedly didn’t have the time to see some of her friends when she started dating Prince William.

In 2007, Prince William and Middleton had a brief split. Middleton’s friends were pleased that they broke up because many of them witnessed how Middleton gradually disappeared down the royal rabbit hole and into the Windsor wonderland, leaving some of her friends out in the cold.

“During her time with William she upset a lot of friends by not making the effort to see them,” an insider said.

Princess Diana and Middleton were not the only ones who stopped seeing or contacting their close pals. When Markle was about to marry Prince Harry she also did the same.

Prior to joining the royal family officially, many expected Markle’s life to change. True to it, her close pals immediately felt the changes.

As Markle got closer to Prince Harry’s circle, her own friends said she stopped contacting them. In some cases, Markle reportedly sent a message to a mutual friend that she would no longer be in touch.

Prince Harry had also frozen out his close pal Tom “Skippy” Inskip after the latter allegedly didn’t support his plan to marry Markle. Prince Harry and Inskip reconciled after Inskip’s mother-in-law passed away.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the Chelsea Flower Show, London, May 1984. She is wearing a navy maternity coat by Jan van Velden. Getty Images/Jayne Fincher