Harry says he ‘make sure’ Queen is ‘protected’ in interview

Prince Harry has opened up about a number of topics including his secret meeting with the Queen during a surprise interview with Today’s Hoda Kotb.

The Duke of Sussex sat down with Hoda in the Netherlands, where he hosted the Invictus Games after a brief stop in England to visit his grandmother and father, Prince Charles.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry will reveal details about his recent surprise visit to the Queen in a new interview with Hoda Kotb. Photo: Getty

“Hoda Kotb sat down with Prince Harry to talk about the Invictus Game, his surprise visit with the Queen and life with his wife Meghan Markle.” Today event posted on Twitter.

Interview preview playing on NBC Evening News with Harry talking lovingly about his grandmother.

“With him, it’s been great,” he shared. “It’s great to see him… He’s in good form.”


The Duke revealed that he and the Queen enjoyed a few laughs during their meeting, saying, “He always had a great sense of humor with me.”

“I know you make him laugh. That’s what he always says,” Hoda said, asking, “Are you doing it (making him laugh) again?”

“Yes, I did,” he said with a laugh. “It’s great to catch up with him.”

Harry explains that despite living far from his family and grandmother, he tries to make sure her grandmother is safe and supported.

Hoda Kotb and Harry

The Today show shared this photo of Hoda with Prince Harry on Twitter. Photo: Twitter

“I’m just making sure that he’s, you know, protected and gets the right people around him,” he said. “You know, home—home to me, now, did you know, for now, it’s in the United States.”

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Harry and Meghan have lived in the US since leaving the royal family in 2020. Talking about their new home, she told Hoda, “We have been welcomed with open arms,” ​​adding that she and her family have “had an amazing community experience in Santa. Barbara.”

Hosts Hoda Savannah Guthrie and Craig Melvin teased today’s interview, adding that Harry will also be discussing fatherhood and life with his children and Meghan, Archie, two, and Lilibet, 10 months.

No doubt news of the interview will cause concern for those inside Buckingham Palace given the shock Harry and Meghan dropped during their interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.

Meghan will not appear in interviews as she leaves the Netherlands to be with their children. It was the longest time they had been apart.

Harry and Meghan will join the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee

Royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

The Sussexes are expected to join the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Photo: Getty

It comes after news that the Sussexes are expected to join the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, according to Sun.

The couple will join the royal family for a traditional RAF flypast as crowds watch from The Mall, however, the Netflix cameras that have followed them at Invictus Games will not be welcome.

The publication reports that the couple could also bring Lilibet and Archie back for the celebration.

“It is expected that the Sussexes will be on the balcony, quite possibly with their children,” a Palace source said.

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“This will be a strong show of unity for the Queen, but it will prove to be a headache for the planners.”

The source added that there were concerns that Harry and Meghan might “hijack or overshadow” the Queen’s special time.

Although they will be able to stand on the balcony, the couple will not be able to attend formal events such as Trooping the Color, as they quit royal life.

It comes after reports Harry and Meghan will introduce Lilibet, who is named after the Queen, to their great-grandmother “in the near future”.

A source close to Harry and Meghan said Glass“Both the Duke and Duchess are very concerned that the Queen is getting older and has health problems associated with her great age.

“They have made it clear that they are definitely planning to return to see the Queen with their family in the near future.”

Harry said it was ‘fun’ to see the Queen

Harry spoke to the BBC on Monday, telling them it was “nice” to see his grandmother, revealing one of the topics they talked about was the Olympics.

“He has a lot of messages for Team England, which I have conveyed to most of them,” he said. “So good to see him. I’m sure he would love to be here if he could.”

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