Prince Harry's promise to 'protect' the Queen after finally reuniting

Prince Harry the Queen
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Prince Harry has revealed he wants to make sure the Queen is ‘protected’ after finally reuniting with his grandmother.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited her Majesty, the Queen, secretly before traveling to the Netherlands, following the pair's decision to not attend Prince Philip’s memorial service (opens in new tab).

Now, in a rare interview with the Today Show, Harry has revealed details of his long-awaited reunion with his grandmother and shared a heartfelt promise.

When asked how she was, he said, “I’m just making sure she’s protected and got the right people around her.”

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This statement follows reports that Harry is going ‘out of his way’ (opens in new tab) to make sure he does not insult the Queen in his upcoming memoir.  The tell-all book is set to be released in the coming months and has reportedly already sparked concerns, with the Queen herself feeling ‘extremely concerned’ (opens in new tab) over its contents.

Harry has been very candid about his close relationship with his grandmother, however, revealing in the interview that she always has a "great sense of humour" with him. Their bond seems to still be strong, despite reports of an ongoing rift between the Sussexes and the royal family since Harry and Meghan left the royal fold to live in America. 

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England.

However,  tensions between them may be set to cool, as the pair have made a big hint about their return to the UK (opens in new tab) and reportedly been offered a special honoru at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab).

The gesture will allow the couple to appear on the famous balcony with the rest of the Firm (opens in new tab) and is being described as an ‘olive branch’ from the Queen.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.