Prince Harry moved to Canada for one reason and one reason only, says his best friend in an exclusive interview.
Long-term pal, Nacho Figueras, who talks to Harry every few days, opened up to a camera crew working on a special TV documentary about the royal couple called Royal Divide: Harry, Meghan and The Crown which airs in America.
He said that during his chats with the son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana it became very clear that Harry's royal duty took a back seat when he married Meghan Markle, and safety came first.
Nacho Figueras and Prince Harry
Nacho revealed that he had spoken to Harry shortly before filming. "I spoke to Harry a few days ago," he confirmed. "He has suffered a lot from all of the things that have happened to him. He wants to live a normal life, as normal as his life is going to be, right?
"Because when you have a thousand paparazzi outside your house in Canada waiting to get a picture of your son that's not very normal."
Argentinean polo player, Nacho, also said that Harry is still coming to terms with the death of his mother and how she died.
Prince Harry, Princess Diana and Prince William
"He's protecting his family, he's protecting his wife and his child - he was a son of someone that has suffered the attack from the press firsthand, and it's undeniable, and he doesn't want for that to happen to his family."
Harry, 35, and Nacho, 42, have known each other for years, and he was one of the first of his friends to be invited to meet baby Archie, now eight months.
His interview echoes the thoughts made by another friend of Harry, JJ Chalmers, a former Royal Marine who served in the army with Harry.
He told the BBC, "When you look at the decision that he's made, I think at the forefront of that is to protect his family, because that's the number one rule, is to be a father and to be a husband."
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Last month, the Queen announced Prince Harry and Meghan's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - along with their son Archie, eight months - will now split their time between the UK and North America as they start a new chaper together, away from the Royal Family.
In a speech Harry announced how sad he was to leave the UK, but stressed he was still comitted to his country of birth.
"I will continue to be the same man who holds his country dear and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities and military communities that are so important to me," he said.
"Together, you have given me an education about living. And this role has taught me more about what is right and just than I could have ever imagined. We are taking a leap of faith - thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step."