Prince Harry arrived in Britain a year ago for his grandfather’s funeral, but did not attend the recent commemoration over a dispute with British authorities, and has now decided to spend more time with his grandmother.

In an interview with NBC’s morning program, hosted during the Invictus Games in The Hague, Prince Harry said he had made sure that Queen Elizabeth “had the right people around her” during her meeting with him and that she was “protected”.

Harry and his wife Meghan visited the Queen at Windsor Castle as part of their first joint visit to Britain after relinquishing royal duties in March 2020 and following an interview with Oprah Winfrey that shocked the royal family.

Prince-harry-and-Meghan-with-Queen“It was great to spend time with her,” Harry said in an interview with Today, NBC’s morning program. “It was so nice to see her. She’s in great shape and when she’s with me she’s always very funny. ”

“I just had to make sure she was protected and there were real people around her. And my home is now … for me, it’s in the United States right now.”

Harry, Meghan and their two minor children live in California. Harry arrived in Britain a year ago for his grandfather’s funeral, but did not attend a recent commemoration over a dispute with British authorities over the security he sought for his family during a visit to Britain.

The queen, who turns 96 on Thursday, came out of the public spotlight after spending a night in hospital in October for an unknown reason, and doctors then advised her to rest. She tested positive for covid-19 in February, but the palace said she had mild cold-like symptoms.

Although she continued to have virtual meetings with diplomats and senior officials online, she has missed several major events such as Easter Mass in the meantime.