Queen has ‘gone out of her way’ to support Harry who she has ‘special’ bond with
The Queen has “gone out of her way” to support her grandson Prince Harry over the years, a royal expert claims.
Andrew Morton claimed she has a “special place in her heart” for the Duke of Sussex, as well as his brother Prince William.
The royal author says this has been shown by how she gave her backing to some of his main projects during his time as a Royal Family member, the Express reports.
Mr Morton, the author of Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters, said she has “gone out of her way to support his ventures”.
One moment showcasing their close relationship was her involvement in a skit ahead of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, he said.
In the promotional video, Harry, 36, showed her a clip from then-US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama about the tournament.
It saw Harry do a ‘mic drop’ at the end of the clip.
This “kind of encapsulated their relationship”, he said, as it was “jaunty and affectionate”.
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Mr Morton told the Express: "When you look at the Queen's relationship with Harry it's quite special.”
Harry had given her a hairnet for Christmas and a talking fish, which shows he has always been treated like the “cheeky chappy”, he added.
He said: “So yeah, the Queen has a special place in her heart for Prince Harry and for that matter for Prince William."
The Queen, 95, has also spoken with affection about her grandchild in public statements released this year.
In February, Buckingham Palace released a statement announcing Harry and his wife Meghan Markle would be stripped of their honorary military appointments and royal patronages.
It came after they confirmed they would not return as working members of the Firm.
The palace said: “While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.”
And in another, released after the couple’s explosive Oprah Winfrey chat in March, she repeated they will “always be much loved family members”.
The Oprah interview, which saw the couple make a string of damaging allegations about the Royal Family, saw Meghan praise the Queen for being “always wonderful to her”.
Harry also said he has a “really good relationship and an understanding” with his grandmother.
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