Prince Harry has opened up about meeting the Queen for the first time in two years, saying he just wants to “make sure she’s protected”.

His wife Megan joined the Duke of Sussex Grandma’s visitOn his way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands last week.

The couple have not been together in the UK since giving up their royal duties in January 2020.

During an interview with Today Show host Hoda Kotb about the games, Prince Harry discussed his journey and life in the United States.

He told Qutb that it was “great” to be back with the Queen and that she was “in good shape” but she wanted to make sure the “right people” were on her side.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Invictus Games

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“He always has a good sense of humor with me, and I make sure he knows and protects her and the right people around him,” said the 37-year-old.

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“Meghan and I had tea with her, so it was really nice catching up with her,” he added.

In March, the Duke and Duchess were conspicuously absent from their grandfather’s memorial service, Prince Philip.

At the time, a spokesperson for Harry said the prince hoped to visit the Queen soon.

“Home to me, at the moment, is in the United States”

Also in an interview, the Duke spoke about his life in the United States, saying he was “welcomed with open arms” and has a “great community” in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with Meghan and their two children, Archie. . and Lilibet.

“My home is now, right now, in the States,” he explained.

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The interview takes place at Invictus Games, a sports competition for injured veterans founded by Prince Harry.

Founded in 2014, it aims to help rehabilitate the wounded, sick, and military veterans from around the world, giving them the opportunity to compete in Paralympic events.

The full interview will be broadcast Wednesday morning.