Prince Harry is sharing some of the details from the private conversation he had with Queen Elizabeth II last week.
“She had plenty of messages for Team UK, which I have already passed on to most of them,” the Duke of Sussex told the BBC on Monday.
“So, it was great to see her. I’m sure she would love to be here if she could.”
Harry’s chat with the Queen marked one of their first face-to-face meetings since he and wife Meghan Markle officially resigned from their royal duties in February 2021.
Harry went on to say that the conversation with his grandmother focused on his trip to the Netherlands and the 2022 Invictus Games.
Harry, 37, and Markle, 40, visited Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles a week before her 96th birthday on April 21.
While Harry returned home last summer for the unveiling of a Princess Diana memorial, the trip marked Markle’s first time visiting the UK since March 2020.
Meghan Markle returned to the UK this month for the first time since March 2020.Getty Images
The couple faced scrutiny last month after not attending the memorial service of Prince Philip amid ongoing tensions with the royal family.
The Duke of Edinburgh died last April at the age of 99.
The couple got married in May of 2018 and served their royal duties for two years before stepping away. Getty Images
However, many are hoping that Harry and Markle’s UK visit – and presence at the Invictus Games – will help restore the public’s opinion about them across the pond.
“They need a win,” one highly placed royal source told Page Six. “They are never going to get a win with some people in England, probably the majority, but their appearance at the Invictus Games may reignite the pocket of support they have among a certain young demographic in the UK.”
Harry launched the Invictus Games, a competition for wounded, injured and sick veterans, in 2014.