Prince Harry Said the Queen and Prince Philip Were the "Most Adorable Couple"

He's concerned about the Queen after her husband's death.

24th november 1947  princess elizabeth and the prince philip, duke of edinburgh enjoying a walk during their honeymoon at broadlands, romsey, hampshire  photo by topical press agencygetty images
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For all their formal public image, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were apparently a true fairytale couple—at least according to their grandson Prince Harry.

Speaking in the new BBC documentary Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers (via Vanity Fair), the Duke of Sussex said, "The two of them together were just the most adorable couple."

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He went on to describe what his grandparents' relationship really looked like. "To me, knowing the cheekiness of him and knowing that behind what the world sees you have two individuals who were very much in love and both, from a very young age, have dedicated their life to service—that is an incredible bond between two people," Harry said.

princess elizabeth, later queen elizabeth ii with her husband phillip, duke of edinburgh, on their wedding day, 20th november 1947 photo by © hulton deutsch collectioncorbiscorbis via getty images
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Now that Prince Philip has passed, Harry knows how difficult life must be for the Queen as she continues to serve without her husband by her side. "[I] miss him more for my grandmother because I know how incredibly strong she was with him there,” he said. “I also know she will be OK without him."

hampshire, england   undated in this image, made available november 18, 2007, hm the queen elizabeth ii and prince philip, the duke of edinburgh re visit broadlands,  to mark their diamond wedding anniversary on november 20 the royals spent their wedding night at broadlands in hampshire in november 1947,  the former home of prince philips uncle, earl mountbatten photo by tim grahamgetty images
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The documentary first aired in the UK on Sept. 22 and is full of sweet tributes to the late Duke of Edinburgh from his various family members. It provided plenty of examples of the "cheekiness" Prince Harry is talking about—like the time Philip joked about maybe being dead for his next birthday.

It also highlighted the more heartwarming moments of his family life, like when Princess Eugenie brought her baby boy August Philip to meet his great-grandfather. His loved ones definitely miss him a lot, but it seems like participating in this documentary provided them with some amount of solace.

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