“He Got Serious Really Quickly”: Usain Bolt Reveals Prince Harry Does Not Keep in Touch With Him After Marriage

Published 12/16/2021, 8:30 AM EST
KINGSTON – JAMAICA – MARCH 6: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using Snapseed) Prince Harry races Usain Bolt at the Usain Bolt Track at the University of the West Indies on March 6, 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica. Prince Harry is in Jamaica as part of a Diamond Jubilee Tour, representing Queen Elizabeth II, taking in Belize, the Bahamas, Jamaica and Brazil. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


The Olympic legend, Usain Bolt, was once best friends with the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. Notably, the duo was pretty close back in the day. However, in the past few years, they have lost touch.

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Before getting married, Prince Harry used to socialize with the eight-time Olympic gold medalist. Now, Bolt revealed the real reason for them not being friends anymore.

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Usain Bolt thinks Prince Harry left his bachelor life behind

Usain Bolt and Prince Harry had first met in 2012, at Harry’s Caribbean tour. Prince Harry had smartly defeated the world’s fastest man by jumping the gun start, outrunning Bolt. However, after marrying Meghan, Harry has lost touch with not only Usain but his Army and other celebrity friends as well.

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 31: Usain Bolt reacts from the bench during the pre-season match between the Central Coast Mariners and Central Coast Football at Central Coast Stadium on August 31, 2018 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Meghan and Prince Harry are now living in the US after moving out from the UK. Bolt revealed Prince Harry’s married life was the deal-breaker of their friendship. “I think he got really serious, really quickly. He is about married life and good for it now, so has left that life behind now,” Bolt said.

Notably, the Jamaican sprinter missed his old pal as he said, “I haven’t talked to him in a while but I still would like to keep in contact.”

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Bolt had planned to give Harry three stags before his marriage

Usain Bolt wanted to give his best friend three stags before he officially got married. He had planned one in Kingston, one in Vegas, and one in London; however, he couldn’t. He also revealed jokingly four years ago, ” I know it’s a lot to ask but these are his last nights of freedom. I will personally call Meghan and take responsibility for getting him home safely after each.”

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Usain Bolt is seen on the grid before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Undeniably, Prince Harry has been occupied with a plethora of things since his marriage. However, it would be nice to see the two old friends catch up sometime soon.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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