Prince Harry On His Recent Visit With Queen Elizabeth II: ‘Being With Her, It Was Great’

Prince Harry is sharing more about his recent with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

While speaking with the “Today” show anchor Hoda Kotb from the fifth Invictus Games, an international sports competition for injured veterans and service members which he founded, Harry spoke on his time with his grandmother at Windsor Castle ahead of the event and gave an update on her health.

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“Being with her, it was great,” Harry said in the interview, which aired Wednesday. “It was just so nice to see her.”

“She’s on great form,” Harry said of his grandmother, who suffered a bout of COVID-19 in February. 

The queen, who turns 96 on Thursday, has been experiencing mobility problems, and as a result, is cutting back on public duties after spending a night in the hospital in October and testing positive for COVID.

prince harry on his recent visit with queen elizabeth ii: 'being with her, it was great'
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She attended a memorial service last month for her late husband Prince Philip and has continued to meet virtually with diplomats and politicians.

In addition, she also did not attend the Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Harry says the queen is in good spirits.  “She’s always got a great sense of humor with me,” Harry added. “I’m just making sure that she’s, you know, protected and got the right people around her.”

“It was really nice to catch up with her,” he continued. 

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When Kotb asked Harry what his favorite character trait of his grandmother is, he shared, “Her sense of humor and her ability to see the humor in so many different things.” 

“We have a really special relationship, we talk about things that she can’t talk about with anyone else so that’s a nice piece to it,” he added.

During his visit, he was accompanied by wife Meghan Markle during the U.K. visit.

For Meghan, 40, Thursday’s visit marked her first time in the country since March 2020 when she and Harry, 37, stepped away from royal duties and moved to California. Harry was last seen in the U.K. in July 2021 for the unveiling of a statue of his mother Princess Diana at Kensington Palace in London.

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