Prince Harry opens up about his 'special relationship' with Queen—'we talk about things she can't talk about with anyone else'

Prince Harry opens up about his 'special relationship' with his grandmother the Queen as he discusses Royal Family in new interview

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Prince Harry opens up about his grandmother the Queen as he reveals their shared sense of humor during a new interview at the Invictus Games.


As one of the Queen's eight grandchildren, the Prince spent a lot of time with his grandmother growing up and has often spoken about his loving relationship with the Queen. 

Prince Harry even made a secret visit to Queen after extending ‘olive branch’ to Royal Family by visiting the UK ahead of Her Majesty's 96th birthday on April 21.

In an interview with Hoda Kotb for Today, Prince Harry has opened up about the Royal Family and his close bond with the Queen as he discusses their 'special relationship'.

When asked by the interviewer what the best thing about his grandmother is, the Prince replied, "Her sense of humor. Her ability to see the humor in so many different things." 

He then added that he is the sole person that his grandmother is able to confide in when it comes to certain topics. "We have a really special relationship, we talk about things that she can't talk about with anyone else, so that always a nice piece to her," said the Prince.

The Prince then revealed that despite their close relationship, he was uncertain if he would be attending the Queen's Platinum Jubilee which is scheduled to take place this summer. He said that security was still a major concern but he hoped to introduce his children to the Queen.

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In the same interview, Prince Harry discusses his devotion to the Queen and his need to know she's protected. He explained, "Being with her was great, it was so nice to see her. She is on great form, she always got a great sense of humor with me," said the Prince. "I am just making sure she is protected and got the right people around her." 

He then opened up about fatherhood and that his eldest child Archie was inheriting his cheeky side. He revealed that he often speaks to Archie about 'Grandma Diana' and has felt that over the past two years he has felt his mother's presence more than ever.

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Although he spoke happily about the Queen, the Duke of Sussex dodged a direct question about his father and brother, Prince Charles and Prince William.

When asked if he missed his family, the Prince replied, "Yes, over the past two years, for most people, haven't they missed their family? The inability to get home and see them...of course, that's a huge part of it."

Hoda then asked directly, "But do you miss, your brother, your dad?"

Harry dodged this question and said, "Look, I mean, for me at the moment I am here, focused on these guys and these families and giving all I can, 120 percent to them to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime." 

"That's my focus here, and then when I get back my focus is my family, who I miss massively," said Harry who then spoke about missing his children while at the Invictus Games.

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