Queen Elizabeth II has officially given her consent for Prince Harry to tie the knot with Meghan Markle in May. In her statement, she referred to the royal as her “most dearly beloved grandson,” and we couldn’t help but reminisce about all the sweet moments they’ve shared together. From being front and center at the Trooping the Colour parade to sharing inside jokes at royal engagements, it’s clear that Harry and his grandmother have a bond unlike any other.
In fact, when Harry lost his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997, Elizabeth protected him and Prince William from the press by “deliberately removing the newspapers” so they “didn’t know what was going on.”
When Harry was asked to describe their dynamic in an interview two years ago, he said he still views her “more as the queen” than his grandmother. “You have this huge amount of respect for your boss and I always view her as my boss, but occasionally as a grandmother.” Take a look at some of their best moments together.