Royal Insiders Reveal What The Queen's Relationship With Prince Harry Is Really Like

Since the commencement of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, eagle eye fans have been watching interactions between the royal family. While most of the gossip about the opening weekend centered on the Cambridge kids — who officially won the internet — many people were curious about how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's appearance at the Trooping the Colour ceremony would be received ever since their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Platinum Jubilee was all about celebrating Queen Elizabeth, so the stateside royals made it a point to remain as low-key as possible despite the attention their presence attracted, reports BBCPrince Harry and Meghan's meeting with the queen went well, and ended with Her Majesty seeing their daughter, Lilibet, for the first time, per Elle. According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, reports surfaced that Prince Harry and Meghan's visit with the queen only lasted 15 minutes. This left many fans wondering what Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Prince Harry is like today.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry's relationship today

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry have always had a close relationship. Per Us Weekly, his exit from senior royal duties did not affect their relationship in the way that many assumed it would. During the bombshell March 2021 CBS interview, Prince Harry revealed that he spoke to his grandmother in length about his and Meghan Markle's decision to step away out of respect for her. "My grandmother and I have a really good relationship and an understanding," he explained via Us Weekly. "And I have a deep respect for her. She's my Colonel-in-chief, right? She always will be."

A royal insider told People that Queen Elizabeth is carefully navigating her relationship with her grandson. "One thing about the Queen is she has to manage being a grandmother but also how it affects the wider institution," they explained. Her Majesty walks the line between her duties to the throne and her family. Over the years, their strong bond has been unshakeable. People pointed out that Prince Harry is one of few people who has been able to get the queen to show off her playful side, including her surprising but hilarious participation in a promotional YouTube video for the 2016 Invictus Games.