The Duke Of Sussex has revealed the Queen was “on great form” during their recent meeting – as he describes making sure she is “protected”.
Prince Harry dropped in to see his grandmother with wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on the way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands last week.
He said in a US television interview it allowed him to check the monarch, 95, has “the right people around her”.
“It was really nice to catch up with her,” he told NBC’s Today show.
The duke also used the interview in The Hague, in the Netherlands, to describe the United States as his home “for the time being” where he has been “welcomed with open arms”.
Describing the visit to see the Queen, which was not announced in advance, the duke said: “Being with her, it was great. It was so nice to see her… she’s on great form.”
“She’s always got such a great sense of humour with me and I’m just making sure she’s protected and got the right people around her,” he added in a preview of the full interview, expected to air in the US later.
Prince Harry and Meghan, who had not visited the UK together since they stepped back from royal duties in early 2020, also saw Prince Charles while they were at Windsor Castle, reports said.
The 37-year-old did not attend a memorial service for his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, in London last month.
He is currently engaged in a legal case against the UK government over his police protection in the UK.
Meanwhile, the Queen – who is 96 on Thursday – has been forced to pull out of several key events – including a traditional Easter Sunday church service – in recent weeks after speaking about her mobility problems.
Prince Harry is currently visiting Europe in his role as private patron to the Invictus Games, which see 500 injured and sick military personnel and veterans from 20 nations compete in a week of adaptive sports.
The aim of the event, which he founded, is to help recovery, support rehabilitation and promote wider understanding of injured and sick servicemen and women.
A film crew is expected to be joining him at the games as part of filming for a Netflix series called Heart Of Invictus.