Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
E-paper

Prince Harry calls Queen his ‘guiding compass’

Prince Harry calls Queen his ‘guiding compass’

LONDON: Prince Harry on Monday paid an emotional tribute to his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, calling her his guiding compass, and vowing to honour his father in his new role as king, reports AFP.

In his first public comments since the queen’s death last week aged 96, Harry said he was forever grateful to her and said she was sorely missed.

Harry and his wife Meghan stunned the monarchy by announcing they were quitting royal duties and moving to the United States in early 2020.

 From there, they launched a series of broadsides criticising their life in the institution, including claims of racism.

That exacerbated tensions with his older brother, heir to the throne Prince William — with whom he is reported to be barely on speaking terms — and their father, now King Charles III.

But Harry, who was on a whistlestop visit to Britain with Meghan when the queen died, was handed an olive branch by Charles in his first speech as king, when he spoke of his love for the couple.