Queen 'on great form', has 'right people around her': Prince Harry
- Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle met Queen Elizabeth II or the first time since their marriage
- "It was just so nice to see her. She's on great form," the duke said
- .The two have been living in Santa Barbara, California, since July 2020
Prince Harry, after meeting Queen Elizabeth II for the first time since his marriage to American actor Meghan Markle, said that his grandmother was on great form. The Duke of Sussex and his wife were on their way to the Netherlands to attend the 2022 Invictus Games - an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.
In an interview with NBC's 'Today' show, Harry said that the Queen is on great form and that he wanted to make sure she is "protected" and has "the right people around her." The full episode will be aired on Wednesday.
"It was just so nice to see her. She's on great form," the Duke was heard saying.
"She's always got a great sense of humor with me and I'm making sure that she's, you know, protected and got the right people around her. It was really nice to catch up with her," he added.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in January 2020 announced that they were giving up their royal titles and wanted to be financially independent. The two have been living in Santa Barbara, California, since July 2020. The duke returned for his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral in April 2021 and for the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue in July 2021.
"We've been welcomed with open arms. We've got such a great community up in Santa Barbara," Harry said.
Prince Harry had also revealed other details about their meeting.
"She had plenty of messages for Team UK, which I have already passed on to most of them. So, it was great to see her. I’m sure she would love to be here if she could." he told the BBC on Monday.