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    Here's What Meghan And Harry Said About The Queen In Their Oprah Interview

    “The Queen has always been wonderful to me.”

    Tonight, we finally got to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's side of the story in their hotly anticipated Oprah interview — just over a year post-"Megxit."

    Harry and Meghan smiling at each other as they walk through the rain and hold an umbrella together

    If you're anything like me, one of the things you might have been particularly curious about is what the couple's relationship is like with the head honcho, the gal with the crown, the lady on the pound notes: Queen Elizabeth II.

    Near the beginning of the interview, Meghan described the first time she met the Queen and said, “There wasn’t actually a huge formality the first time I met her Majesty, the Queen.”

    The Queen, Meghan, and Harry standing on a balcony during a events

    “My grandmother’s there, so you’re going to meet her,” Harry told Meghan. In return, she said, "Oh great, I loved my grandmother. I used to take care of my grandmother. This is great!” And then Harry asked her if she knew how to curtsy.

    Meghan smiling widely at Harry

    Meghan said of this first meeting that it was “lovely and easy. And thank god I hadn’t known a lot about the family. Thank god I hadn’t researched. I would have been so in my head about it.”

    Meghan called it a “completely different board game” to meeting a celebrity and that she didn't initially understand the formalities that went along with interacting with her — even when they were in private.

    Meghan also spoke about her first solo outing with the Queen fondly, when they went on the royal train in 2018, and Meghan said, “I really loved being in her company.”

    Indeed, one of the things consistent throughout the interview is that Meghan and Harry talked about how positive their relationship has been with the Queen, even if their overall experience with the Institution of the royal family has been rife with problems.

    The Queen wearing a crown, matching diamond necklace, and a gown at a formal event

    And Meghan mentioned calling the Queen after the news that Philip was in the hospital.

    Prince Philip and the Queen standing outside arm-in-arm

    Harry was keen to clarify that the Queen was not blindsided by their decision to step back from the royal family and was told plenty of times beforehand.

    Although Harry did say he was "hurt" by the Queen's decision to remove all royal patronages and honorary military titles.

    Prince Harry, wearing his military uniform, and Meghan sit in a carriage during a formal event

    In fact, Harry made it seem like his relationship with the Queen is pretty good right now: “I’ve spoken to my grandmother more this past year than I have in many years.”

    So, what did you think of the interview? LMK in the comments!