Last week, an interview between the Duke of Sussex, 37, and the Today’s present anchor Hoda Kotb aired within the US. During the interview, Harry stated he was working to make sure the Queen has the “right people” round her.
Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan Markle, 40, made a whistlestop go to to the UK to fulfill with the Queen previous to travelling to The Hague the place the Invictus Games had been held.
Harry stated he and his grandmother shared a “special relationship” and “talk about things that she can’t talk about with anybody else”.
He additionally described her Majesty as being in “great form” in the course of the go to which marked the primary time the Sussexes have returned to the UK collectively since quitting royal duties.
He stated: “It was just so nice to see her. She’s on great form.
“She’s always got a great sense of humour with me and I’m just making sure that she’s, you know, protected and got the right people around her.”
His recollection of the visit was widely criticised as people questioned the meaning of Harry’s words and whom the monarch needed “protection” from.
Now, Omid Scobie, co-author of ‘Finding Freedom’ in regards to the Sussexes, has defended the Duke. He argues it’s “natural” for the Prince to be sceptical of “every person in her daily orbit” as the Queen battles health concerns and reduced mobility.
He also adds that asking these questions in Harry’s position as her grandson is the norm for “any caring person” with “an elderly family member”.
Back in February, Her Majesty admitted she was struggling to walk during her first in-person engagement of the year at Windsor Castle.
The monarch could be seen clutching a walking stick as she met the incoming Defence Services Secretary Major General Eldon Millar and his predecessor Rear Admiral James Macleod.
A video of the meeting showed the sovereign attempting to shuffle across the room and she can be heard saying “Oh, I’m right here” whereas chuckling as the 2 secretaries entered her room.
When requested how she was, the Queen responded: “Well, as you can see, I can’t move.”
She then gestured at her ft earlier than shuffling ahead barely and greeting the pair with a handshake.
Her Majesty additionally had Covid in February, only a few months after she was admitted to hospital in a single day for “preliminary investigations”.
The monarch cancelled a sequence of engagements owing to unwell well being from October onwards and performed “light duties” from dwelling as a substitute.
However, she was in a position to attend a memorial service for her late husband final month at Westminster Abbey.
Special preparations had been made for the Queen to make sure she had each probability of attending the service to honour Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years.
The monarch entered the service from a separate entrance nearer to her seat and in addition used a strolling stick.
She was guided into the Abbey on the arm of her son Prince Andrew too.