Britain’s Prince Harry said he made sure Queen Elizabeth had “the right people around her” and was “protected” when he met the British monarch on a rare visit to Europe last week.
Harry and his wife Meghan met the Queen at Windsor Castle on their first trip to Britain since retiring from royal duties in March 2020, and after the couple sent shockwaves through the royal family last year with an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“It was great to be with her,” Harry said in an interview with a co-anchor of Today, NBC’s morning program, given during the Invictus Games in The Hague.
“I just make sure she’s, you know, protected and has the right people around her,” he said. “You know, home — home to me, is now… in the United States for now.”
Harry, Meghan and their two young children live in California. Harry returned to Britain a year ago for his grandfather’s funeral, but was unable to attend a recent memorial service due to a dispute with the government over security.
The queen, who turns 96 on Thursday, has largely stepped out of the public eye after spending a night in hospital in October for an undisclosed condition and then being ordered to rest by doctors.
She tested positive for COVID in February and was described as having mild, cold-like symptoms.
While she continued to hold online meetings with diplomats and officials, she missed several major events such as the Sunday Memorial and Easter service.
“It was just so nice to see her,” he said. “She’s in great shape.
“She always has a great sense of humor with me.”
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