"It was so nice to see her... she's on great form...She's always got such a great sense of humor with me," said Prince of his meeting with her Majesty.
On their way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped by to visit the Queen. The Duke of Sussex shared that his grandmother seemed to be "on great form" during their meeting last week which allowed him to make sure she is "protected." During a television interview with NBC's Today, Harry noted that "It was really nice to catch up with her" and see to it that the 95-year-old monarch had "the right people around her." Apparently, the couple's latest visit with the Queen was not announced in advance but was a good one.
"Being with her, it was great. It was so nice to see her... she's on great form...She's always got such a great sense of humor with me and I'm just making sure she's protected and got the right people around her," shared the Prince, who also described the United States as his home "for the time being," adding how he has been "welcomed with open arms."
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"You know, home — home for me, now, is ...for the time being, in the States," he said of his California home where he lives with Meghan and their two young children. The couple's UK visit was the first visit together since they stepped down from royal duties in early 2020. Harry and the Duchess of Sussex also met Prince Charles while they were visiting Windsor Castle.
Although he did arrive in the UK to attend his grandfather's funeral a year back, the 37-year-old father of two did not attend the memorial service held for the Duke of Edinburgh, last month due to an ongoing legal dispute with the government over security and police protection.
As for his grandmother, her Majesty has largely stepped back from her public duties after her recent health scare, according to US News. She spent a night at a hospital back in October for an unspecified ailment before being tested for positive for COVID in February. Although she only experienced mild cold-like symptoms, doctors directed her to rest.
Prince Harry's current visit to Europe is for his role as a private patron of the Invictus Games, which he founded. This sports event includes 500 injured and sick military personnel and veteran participants from 20 countries who will compete in a week of adaptive sports.
Through this event, Harry aims to help "recovery, support rehabilitation and promote a wider understanding of injured and sick servicemen and women," reports BBC. A filming crew is expected to arrive soon at the games to film a Netflix series called Heart of Invictus.
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