Prince Harry has revealed intimate details about his relationship with the Queen for a new BBC documentary marking her upcoming 90th birthday. The 31-year-old called the monarch his "boss" in the interview for Elizabeth At 90 - A Family Tribute, a BBC One special.
Created by film-maker John Bridcut, the insightful programme will see various members of the royal family take part and contribute their own personal insights into the monarch's life. It will also feature exclusive footage from the Queen's personal ciné films, recorded by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, and Her Majesty's late parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Speaking of his personal bond with his grandmother, Harry said: "I still view her more as the Queen than my grandmother. You have this huge amount of respect for your boss and I always view her as my boss – but occasionally as a grandmother.
"And the more grandmother bits, the more I can get advice and suck all that information out of her and all that experience that she’s had for so long."
The documentary will also feature an interview with the Queen's daughter Princess Anne, who said that the Queen becoming the longest-reigning monarch in September was a "double-edged sword" as it was ultimately a result of her father dying so young.
"Don't forget there's a very double-edged sword. People tend to forget when she passed the longest reigning monarch, that was only because her father died so young," the Princess Royal said. "So you know for her that's a very mixed blessing, and you know it's a record that she would much rather not have been able to pass."
Giving her first ever interview, Princess Alexandra reminisced on the time she spent with her cousins Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret during the war - including the future monarch's generosity.
"One thing I do remember is the hand-me-downs, which were invaluable. Because of the clothing coupons, it was quite difficult to get hold of clothes," the Princess recalled. "So they were very kind to me, my cousins – I think it was Princess Elizabeth mainly – they let me have one or two of their dresses. There was one blue one, with seagulls all over it, and it's always stayed in my mind!"
Elizabeth At 90 – A Family Tribute will air on BBC One on Thursday 21 April at 9pm.