“It’s ironic Harry is turning to Idris for advice, as he used to be the ‘party Prince’ who loved the ladies,” said a well-placed royal insider.
Worried he’s lost his touch now that he’s married, Prince Harry even invited the Prometheus star — who clambered his way from an impoverished existence in East London to the Hollywood A-list — to DJ at his wedding to Markle, 37.
“Let’s not forget this is the royal who was photographed romping naked in Las Vegas,” noted the insider, “but since marrying Meghan, he’s become a shadow of his former self.”
“Harry has totally lost any cool he once had,” insisted the source, who added that “he now sees Idris as the answer.”
According to the source, Prince Harry has gone as far as holding private audiences with the actor and even “quizzed him on how to be as cool as he is.”
“Idris is impressed by being invited into the royals’ inner circle, but really he must think it’s all a bit pathetic,” laughed the insider.
Especially since Harry has been trying to cozy up to Elba ever since the actor became an ambassador for his dad’s Prince’s Trust.
“Harry’s a friend of mine. I know him just from round the way,” the star unenthusiastically noted recently of his potential protégé. “He’s a neighborhood lad.”
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