The Queen Is Still Prince Harry’s “Mentor” And Their Relationship Is Unchanged Since The Royal Exit

The monarch continues to dish out advice to her grandson

The royal exit has changed a lot of things for Prince Harry, but one thing that’s still the same as always is his close bond with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Although Harry’s relationship with his older brother, Prince William, has been infamously strained since Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, announced their decision to step back from royal life, he’s stayed in close contact with other members of his family, according to royal expert and author Katie Nicholl.

“Harry is in touch with his father the Prince of Wales and he is in quite regular contact with the Queen,” Nicholl explained, according to Express. “She is always delighted to see Archie on video calls and it is very important to her that she touches base with Harry.”

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More than just touching base, Harry and the Queen reportedly have such a close bond that he still turns to her for advice and discusses his future plans with her—and the royal exit hasn’t changed that.

“She is in touch with them, she knows what is going on in their lives, they discuss their plans with her,” Nicholl added. “Harry has always seen his grandmother as a mentor. While he might be in LA that has not changed.”

This article originally appeared on marie claire U.S.

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