Joss Stone reveals she has lost touch with her former pal Prince Harry
‘I hope I’ll see him again one day’: Singer Joss Stone reveals she has lost touch with her pal Prince Harry
Pop star Joss Stone has revealed that she has lost touch with Prince Harry.
The Devon-raised singer, 35, has been long friends with the Duke of Sussex, 37, after they met at a Prince’s Trust fundraiser event in 2005.
She became so involved with the organisation the Duke of Sussex co-founded to help African orphans — Sentebale — that she travelled to the continent to see its projects.
Distant: Pop star Joss Stone has revealed that she has lost touch with her close friend Prince Harry
But Joss, who rose to prominence with her 2003 album The Soul Sessions, said she ‘hopes’ she will see Prince Harry again one day as she lamented they had lost touch.
‘I went to Lesotho for Harry’s charity,’ she said. ‘I love that one and got deep into it. I hope I’ll see him again one day.’
Joss has juggled her music career with her extensive charity work, including her role as a charity ambassador for Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale.
The charity supports the mental health and wellbeing of children in Lesotho and Botswana who have been affected by HIV.
Pals: The Devon-raised singer, 35, has been long friends with the Duke of Sussex, 37, after they met at a Prince’s Trust fundraiser event in 2005
Joss attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018, which saw the couple tie the knot at Windsor Castle in front of 800 guests.
Elsewhere, Joss is currently pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Cody DaLuz and is due to give birth in five weeks.
And Joss recently admitted she still doesn’t have any name picked out for her baby boy whose arrival date is October 20.
Speaking on an Instagram live in August, the Grammy Award winner asked fans for name suggestions and also told followers how she’s been lucky to not get any stretch marks as she goes into her third trimester.
Close: Joss attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018, which saw the couple tie the knot at Windsor Castle in front of 800 guests
Chatting from her hotel room in Brussels when she was on tour, the singer treated her followers to a pregnancy update in a candid Q&A.
‘I just checked on my Preggo app and it says ten weeks – how can I have ten weeks left? Have I done the math’s wrong?! Joss said.
Laughing, she added: ‘It’s a crazy thought, I’m so excited. I can’t wait to meet the little guy.’
And looking for ideas from those watching, she asked: ‘Has anyone any name suggestions because I am cutting it a little fine.
Expecting: Elsewhere, Joss is currently pregnant with her second child with boyfriend Cody DaLuz and is due to give birth in five weeks
‘I have some ideas, but I haven’t decided and I don’t think I am going to decide until I see him.’
Reading several proposals out loud, she told fans how she was physically feeling, adding: ‘Now we are in the third trimester, I don’t feel as tired or s**t as I did with my daughter Violet.
‘I was shocked I wasn’t sick in my third trimester with her and felt pretty rough for her second one.’
Looking surprised, the Super Duper Love hitmaker went on to explain how she hadn’t gained any stretch marks since becoming pregnant. I haven’t got any stretch marks as I have been oiling up.’
Still deciding: And Joss recently admitted she still doesn’t have any name picked out for her baby boy whose arrival date is October 20
She went on: ‘My body was itching like crazy and I didn’t want to itch it in case I broke the skin, so I used coconut oil and lemon oil.’
Joss recently revealed she struggles with the idea of going on tour with her kids as she is pregnant with her second child.
She said that she plans to instead become a songwriter for other artists, a job that she notes she could do from home.
Speaking on the Sweat, Snot & Tears podcast she explained: ‘It’s a decision that you have to make because I don’t want my kids to grow up, look at mummy or daddy, or anyone they look up to, and see them being cheered on by thousands of people.
Doting mamma: The Super Duper Love singer is mother to daughter Violet, 20 months, and said she struggles with the idea of going on tour with kids
‘Because I’ve seen this in kids I’ve known growing up that are children of stars, so I don’t want them to think that that is what makes you valid. It certainly would come across that way.’
Discussing the practical aspect of touring, she added: ‘I don’t want to leave her. Touring with babies when they’re small is completely doable. Cody works from his computer on the bus.
‘He walks me to the stage with Violet. He goes back, gives her a bath and by the time I’m finished on stage, it’s time to put her to bed. So it’s perfect.
‘But when she’s going to school that is not going to be a thing. I’ve wanted to be a mum for so long. This is the thing I want to do.
Joyous: The singer announced in April that she was expecting another child, revealing that six months prior she had a suffered a devastating miscarriage
‘My dream is to write for other singers. I can do that from home. So I could drop Violet at school, come home, write some songs and go pick her up. That’s what I would love.
‘If I can set my life up like that, that would be perfect.’
The singer announced in April that she was expecting another child, revealing that six months prior she had a suffered a devastating miscarriage.
While she was touring nine countries, the singer revealed she had to postpone the last few dates as she will be heavily pregnant.
Taking to Instagram, she penned: ‘I’m fortunate enough to announce that Cody and I are expecting our second child together. I’m over the moon for Violet to have a younger sibling.
‘This does mean, however, I’m devastated to announce that unfortunately I have to change some of my touring plans.
‘Thank you for all your support and I’m so sorry if I’ve let anyone down, I have mixed emotions as I would love to perform for all of you but I have to put my health, my baby’s health and my family first… please check my website for the most up to date information.’
Joss first met her partner Cody during a chance encounter at an airport in Belize, while Joss was on tour and he was working in private security.
They welcomed their first child, daughter Violet Melissa, in January 2021.
Family: The Masked Singer winner welcomed her first child, Violet Melissa, in January last year with her boyfriend Cody (pictured when pregnant with Violet)
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