"The real reason Tom was made no longer welcome by Meghan is that she had learned he had dared to question Harry over whether he really felt he was doing the right thing in marrying her," an inside source told The Express.
"All the poor guy did, during a heart to heart with the prince, was to venture that Harry might be infatuated, more in lust than love, and maybe he might think about cooling things down before rushing into a proposal.
"Meghan didn’t actually want Tom and his wife Lara at their wedding, but Harry insisted, although they were not invited to the party in the evening, which hurt, because all of their other mutual chums were asked."
Then, little Archie Mountbatten-Windsor arrived on May 6.
"One of the first of his old chums with whom Harry wanted to share the great news was Skippy, who is just happy to be back in the fold," the source told the publication.
"Tom is genuinely happy that he was proved wrong about Meghan - because he, like everyone else, can see that they are absolutely devoted to each other.
"But he doesn’t feel guilty about asking Harry if he was sure he was going the right thing in the first place - he felt he was only doing what a good friend should do, in talking it through with Harry.
"And he wouldn’t have been excluded from the gang had not Meghan found out about their boys' chat."