Prince Harry has previously revealed that he shares a close bond with his grandmother, which explains why she wanted to meet him as soon as he touched base.
Prince Harry is back in town to set his differences with the family aside to unveil a statue of his mother, Princess Diana, to commemorate her 60th birth anniversary on July 1, 2021. He arrived ahead of the event so he could self-isolate at Frogmore Cottage for five days before he meets anyone. Harry came alone as his wife Meghan Markle is back home in the US, tending to their son, Archie, and newborn Lilibet.
However, Queen Elizabeth just couldn't wait to meet her grandson and she was spotted driving herself in her green Jaguar to the cottage near Windsor Palace.
According to ELLE, there is no information about the two of them meeting face-to-face, because Harry must isolate, but News.com.au reports that Harry didn't even have time to unpack before the Queen was on her way to visit him. “It is quite something. No sooner had Harry been driven from Heathrow to Frogmore Cottage the Queen was on her way down,” a source said.
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“I‘m sure they would have plenty to talk about. The Queen would obviously want to see her grandson after everything that has gone on and could take this opportunity to act as the peacemaker.”
Harry is still close to the Queen, which he revealed during an interview. “I’ve spoken more to my grandmother in the last year than I have [in] many, many years,” he said to Oprah Winfrey in March. “My grandmother and I have a really good relationship and understanding, and I have deep respect for her.” Also, he told James Cordon during an interview in February 2021 that he even stayed in touch with his grandfather ahead of his death in April.
Harry also revealed that Queen Elizabeth has a special relationship with her great-grandson Archie, even from afar. “Interestingly, my grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker. She sent us a waffle maker for Archie...so breakfast now, Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes, he loves it. Archie literally wakes up in the morning and says ‘waffle.’”
On July 1, it is hoped that Prince Harry and Prince William will put their differences aside for their late mother, cites 7news.com.au. However, a source believes that there won't be much interaction between brothers. “I fear it will be the same as at Prince Philip’s funeral, a nod of recognition and that’s about it,” they said.
Meanwhile, Kensington Palace has confirmed that the number of people who will be attending the event has gone down from 100 to just the royal brothers, alongside the close family of the late Princess, members of the statue committee, the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, and garden designer, Pip Morrison, as per Hello! Magazine. “This is a small event and a very personal moment for the family,” a royal source said. “Plans have been scaled back due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and media arrangements reflect both the size and tone of the event.”
The event was commissioned back in 2017 to mark Princess Diana's 20th death anniversary. In a statement when the project was announced, the royal brothers said, “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.”
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