Liza Minnelli denies she's helping Prince Harry settle into LA life

Rebecca Taylor
Royal Correspondent
Liza Minnelli denied she is helping the prince settle into LA. (Getty Images)

Liza Minnelli has denied she is helping Prince Harry find his feet in Los Angeles after she was credited with helping cope with “the fame game”.

It was reported that the 74-year-old actor offered her help to Harry and his wife Meghan as they settle in California.

But the star has denied any connection to the couple, and said she hasn’t met them.

Sharing a story from The Sun, she wrote: “While I wish them well, I have never met Prince Harry and Meghan.

“Any statement to the contrary is a complete fabrication.”

While I wish them well, I have never met Prince Harry and Meghan. Any statement to the contrary is a complete fabrication.

Posted by Liza Minnelli on  Sunday, 14 June 2020

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The paper had said a friend of Harry and Meghan’s told them: “Liza reached out because she was close to Diana and offered her support.

“She’s been dealing with paparazzi for years, and knows the fame game.”

Minnelli was a friend of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, and they first met backstage at one of her concerts.

Minnelli previously said about their friendship: “I was lucky enough to count Princess Di as a friend. I was first introduced to her when she came backstage after a concert I did in London.

“Then we'd bump into each other at premieres or events where she'd be the guest of honour. We'd fall into conversation then we'd meet for tea.

“My instinct was to protect her. We talked about everything under the sun. She loved music.”

Princess Diana and Liza Minnelli were friends in the early 90s. (Getty Images)

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Harry, 35, and Meghan made the move back to her native Los Angeles in March, crossing over the border from Canada just as it closed to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Meghan, 38, is now close to her mother and she and Harry are living with their son Archie in a borrowed mansion.

The couple’s plan to launch a non-profit organisation has been put on hold as the world responds to the coronavirus pandemic and while the Black Lives Matter movements gains momentum.

Of Harry’s move to LA, a source previously told Vanity Fair: “He doesn’t have friends in LA like Meghan and he doesn’t have a job. So at the moment he’s a bit rudderless, but it won’t always be like this, and he knows that.”