The death of Queen Elizabeth II has devastated many, but none are more heartbroken than her grandchildren. Of all her grandchildren, Elizabeth was particularly fond of Prince Harry as she was often photographed laughing with him during royal engagements before Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced their intention to step down as working royals in March 2020.
Understandably, the Queen’s death hit the Duke of Sussex hard and his testimony proves it. Commenting on the Queen’s tragic death, Prince Harry said (via the Daily Mail), “Grandma, while this final separation brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings – from my earliest childhood memories with you to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, from the moment you met my beloved wife and embraced your beloved great-grandchildren.
Despite her royal departure, Elizabeth had expressed her love and support for the Sussexes and offered them support in their move to America. The monarch reportedly had a “heart-to-heart” with Harry before his departure, Us Weekly reported, and allegedly told him she didn’t want him to feel “estranged” from his family. Then, in his bombshell interview with Oprah, Harry revealed that he had “too much respect” for his grandmother to hide her royal departure. In addition, Meghan also said that Elizabeth has always been “wonderful” to her, according to the Oprah Daily. According to Marie Claire, Harry and Meghan showed their close bond with Elizabeth by naming their daughter Lilibet after her nickname.