The naughty prank Prince Harry played on the Queen—'Harry was the only one who could trick his granny'

Prince Harry used to play fun little pranks on his grandmother the Queen when he and William would visit her after school

The naughty prank Prince Harry played on the Queen
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When he was a youngster, Prince Harry had some naughty pranks up his sleeve that he would play on his unsuspecting grandmother, the Queen.


The Queen and Prince Harry had a very close relationship when the young Prince was a child. A royal source has revealed that the Prince used to play pranks on his grandmother when he would visit her at Windsor Castle.

Paul Burrell, who used to be Princess Diana's butler, told OK!, "I know the Queen very well and I know she’s very fond of Harry."

He explained that on a weekend, Prince William and Prince Harry would travel from Eton, their boarding school, to the Queen's Windsor home where they would have tea with her. 

The former butler revealed that while William would be sensible at these tea parties, his little brother Harry was much more prone to mischief and would try and make the Queen laugh.

"As William would sit and have tea with her after school, Harry would come and put plastic flies in the sugar bowl!" revealed Paul. "It was hilarious. Harry was the only one who could trick his granny."

Princess Diana Prince Harry and Prince William

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Prince Harry may well have inherited this cheeky trait from some of the other members of the royal family who are also fond of a good prank. 

Harry's mother was well known for her fantastic sense of humor. This was best highlighted when Princess Diana totally embarrassed Prince William on his birthday as she gifted him with a provocative cake in celebration of his 13th year of life. 

Similarly, it was reported that Prince Philip 'used to get in a lot of trouble' with the Queen when he and his grandchildren would play pranks that involved squirty bottles of mustard and a lot of mess in Buckingham Palace.

Her Majesty herself also has a naughty side and the Queen's bridesmaid shared a hilarious prank the monarch pulled on a royal tour, which involved distracting a boatload of paparazzi. It's also well known that the Queen has a surprising party trick that shows her 'wicked sense of humor' that is still alive and well at the age of 95.

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