Unearthed photo of Prince Harry displays his lifelong love for the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England.
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Royal fans can’t get over a sweet, unearthed photo of Prince Harry and the Queen.

An unearthed photo of Prince Harry and the Queen is making the rounds on social media and sparking a big reaction among royal fans.

The adorable childhood snap was shared by Sussex Daily (opens in new tab), a Twitter fan account and shows Harry walking behind his grandmother and great-grandmother (the Queen Mother,)  holding an umbrella.

However, instead of holding the umbrella over his own head, he is reaching out and carefully holding it over the Queen’s head, to protect her from the rain.

Sussex Daily captioned the lovely still with, “Harry was always that person.”

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Fans have been left stunned by the gesture from the then, young prince, with one commenting, “Protecting his grandmother, always!”

A second fan tweeted, “This is the sweetest thing ever! You really see a person's true character from childhood.”

A third chipped in to add, “How cute! He has a real connection and love for his grandma.”

Despite ongoing reports of a royal rift between Harry and Meghan, and the rest of the Firm (opens in new tab) following their bombshell Oprah interview (opens in new tab) and the upcoming release of Harry’s memoir, his bond with the Queen clearly remains strong.

The Queen With Prince William And Prince Harry In The Royal Box At Guards Polo Club, Smiths Lawn, Windsor

Harry is said to be going ‘out of his way’ (opens in new tab) to make sure the Queen is not insulted in his tell-all book and has promised to ‘protect’ her (opens in new tab).

This promise came after he and Meghan finally reunited with her Majesty in a secret meeting ahead of the Invictus Games. It is still unclear whether the pair will return to the UK again for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab).

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 Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.