Britain’s Prince Harry said he made sure that Queen Elizabeth had the “right people around her” and was “protected” when he met the British monarch during a rare visit to Europe last week and that he hoped security issues are resolved so he can return.
Harry and his wife Meghan met the queen at Windsor Castle on their first trip to Britain since quitting royal duties in March 2020 and after an Oprah Winfrey interview with the couple last year sent shockwaves through the royal family.
“I’m just making sure that she’s, you know, protected and got the right people around her,” he said. “You know, home home for me, now, is for the time being, in the States.”
Harry, Meghan and their two young children live in California. Harry had returned to Britain for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral a year ago, but did not attend a recent memorial service due to a dispute with the government over security.
He told NBC he wanted to attend the event, but: “There’s a lot of things, with security issues and everything else.”
Resolving the issue would also make it possible to return to Britain with his children, he added.
While continuing to hold meetings online, she has missed several large events, such as the Remembrance Sunday gathering and Easter service.
“It was just so nice to see her,” Harry said. “She’s on great form. “She’s always got a great sense of humour with me.”