Still a family. Prince Harry is operned up about where he stands with his royal relatives — especially Queen Elizabeth II — after visiting her earlier this month with wife Meghan Markle.
“Being with her, it was great,” Harry, 37, said during an advanced clip from his interview with Today’s Hoda KochThe complete interview will air on the talk-show on Wednesday, April 20. “It was just so nice to see her. She’s [in] great form.”
The prince — who spoke with Kotb, 57, while at The Hague in the Netherlands during a break from his 2022 Invictus Games duties — noted that he made his grandmother, 95, laugh during their chat. “She’s always got a great sense of humor with me,” he said.
The former military pilot revealed that he’s “just making sure she’s protected and has the right people around [her],” before giving more details of his and wife Meghan’s quick London stay.
“Both Meghan and I had tea with her. It was really nice to catch up with her,” Harry explained, adding that his home is now in the United States. “We’ve been welcomed with open arms and have such a great community in Santa Barbara, [California].”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been attending the 2022 Invictus Games. They run until Friday,April 22, with Meghan, 40. The duo’s return to the Games comes nearly five years after the pair made their debut as a couple at the 2017 event in Toronto.
A spokesperson confirmed that they arrived at Friday’s reception in good spirits. Us WeeklyThat the prince and the BenchAuthor paid a visit at the Windsor Castle residence of the queen. The London pit stop was the first time Harry & Meghan have returned together to the U.K. since their last engagement as working senior royals in February 2020.
“She had plenty of messages for Team U.K., which I have already passed on to most of them,” the BetterUp CIO said of his grandmother during a BBC One special dedicated to the Invictus Games. “So, it was great to see her. I’m sure she would love to be here if she could.”
Elizabeth received an early 96th birthday gift from the Archewell founders, which was exclusively told by a source. UseAfter the surprise get-together. However, Harry Meghan didn’t bump into Prince William and Duchess KateDuring their U.K. visit.
“It was purely coincidental,” a second insider told UseNoting that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (39), was on a ski vacation at the time, he said. “Harry is coming back to visit soon and hopes to see William in person. They are trying to figure things out.”
Though he didn’t catch up with his older brother, Harry reunited with his father, Prince Charles. The two have been at odds since January 2020 when the Sussexes announced they would be leaving their senior positions. But, their dynamic has begun to change in recent months.
“Charles and Harry are in communication,” the insider noted in December 2021. “There [are]They still have many issues to resolve and they need to move forward. … There is still a lot of work to do before their relationship is rebuilt.”
Charles, 73, will inherit the throne from his long-reigning mother, royal writer Tom QuinnIt was expected that Harry and Meghan would find new roles within Palace.
“We’ve already heard Charles say he wants to streamline the royal family, [to] modernize it,” Quinn recently mused during an exclusive interview with Use. “I think Meghan and Harry are hoping … Charles will be open to [them being] part-time royals, which is what they wanted from the start.”