17 Royally Sweet Photos of Queen Elizabeth II and Her “Dearly Beloved Grandson” Prince Harry

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Queen Elizabeth II has officially given her blessing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to step back as senior members of the royal family. In her statement, the queen made it clear that Harry, Meghan, and baby Archie “will always be much loved members of my family.” In the past, Elizabeth has also referred to Harry as her “most dearly beloved grandson,” and we can’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 and nothing is going to change that. 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 a few 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. POPSUGAR