> Prince Harry sat down for a tell-all interview with Today’s Hoda Kotb while in the midst of the Invictus Games. Check back here for the best moments!
Prince Harry sat down with Today’s Hoda Kotb for an interview while in the middle of the Invictus Games in the Hague.
The tell-all segment promises to be a revealing affair filled with emotion and heft, with Hoda even having shared pictures of some of her experiences with the royal during the games.
The NBC star shared even snaps of herself with Harry, mentioning the Duke of Sussex was in the stands cheering on participants of the games.
Harry is slated to open up about his relationship with the royal family, especially after his spontaneous visit to the Queen, as well as his growing affinity for the United States with wife Meghan Markle and kids Archie and Lilibet.
Here are some of the highlights from Prince Harry’s interview with Hoda Kotb!
The Invictus Games and mental health
The Duke started off his interview with a powerful statement about the Invictus Games, saying: “What they are proving to the rest of the world is that what you’re [fighting] against, whether it’s physical or mental trauma, you can get through it.”
“I think everyone ends up feeling lighter,” he added, talking about mental health. “You know the things that trigger you and you try stay away from that. But what I do know is that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for everyone.
On the United States being home
“Do you feel peaceful now?” Hoda asked about living in the United States for the past two years. “I don’t know how many people feel truly peaceful,” he responded. “What I’ve learned over the years, certainly for myself, is that I find healing in helping people.” He even termed the States his “home for the time being.”
Harry touched on Meghan as well as he spoke about his shifting focus, saying: “This is the life that she signed up for, and we’re committed to doing as a couple forever. Because of the circumstances, we’ve now moved that life of service to the States and continue to do what we do before. It’s just sort of complicated, that restart.”
Having tea with the Queen
“It was great, it was really nice to see her. To see her in an element of privacy was nice,” he said about visiting the Queen in the UK, saying he and Meghan got to have tea with her and even “made her laugh.”
“We have a really special relationship,” he continued about his bond with his grandmother. “We talk about things she can’t talk about with anyone else.” When Hoda asked him about his favorite thing about her, he quickly said: “Her sense of humor, and her ability to see the humor in so many different things.”
Lilibet hasn’t met the Queen and Platinum Jubilee
While he and Meghan were able to visit with her majesty, when asked about whether he’d be able to go home for the Platinum Jubilee, Harry replied: “I don’t know yet, there’s a lot of things with security issues and everybody else. This is what I’m trying to do, make it possible for my kids to meet her.”
Missing the royal family
Talking about his family back home and whether he missed them, the Duke responded: “Yes, I think especially over the last two years, do you not miss your family?”
When the NBC star pressed specifically whether he missed seeing his brother or his father, he simply explained: “For me, at the moment, I’m here, focused on these guys and these families.”
“When I go back, the focus is my family, who I miss massively.”
Talking to Archie about Grandmother Diana
On whether he tells his kids, especially Archie, about his mother, Princess Diana, Harry said: “Yes! I don’t tell him all the stuff that’s happened, but certainly that this is grandma Diana, and I have a couple of photos up in her house.”
Hoda asked whether he felt his mother’s presence in these moments, and he simply mused that it was “constant,” especially over the last two years. Referring to Prince William, he emotionally stated: “She’s got him set up, and now she’s helping me.”