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Prince Harry Says He Has Major Respect For His Boss, The Queen

Duty comes before anything else for the Royal Family.
Britain's Prince Harry at a pageant with Queen Elizabeth II.
Britain's Prince Harry at a pageant with Queen Elizabeth II.

Being a prince doesn't mean you don't have to put in a good day's work, Britain's Prince Harry says. 

The 31-year-old prince served in the British Army for 10 years, but since last year, he's been a working member of the Royal Family, carrying out dozens of official engagements and doing charity work. 

"I still view her more as the Queen than my grandmother," Prince Harry said in a new documentary, Elizabeth at 90, according to the latest issue of Radio Times. "You have this huge amount of respect for your boss and I always view her as my boss, but occasionally as a grandmother."

The BBC One film celebrates the Queen's upcoming 90th birthday and includes never-before-seen footage of the royals, along with exclusive interviews. 

Both Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, have talked about their respect for the Queen in the past. In a 2012 interview with Katie Couric, Prince William joked he learned at an early age, "You don't mess with your grandmother." 

But it seems the Queen has a more relaxed demeanor with her family outside of the public eye. "Behind closed doors, she’s our grandmother, it’s as simple as that,” Prince Harry told Couric. 

Plus, the Queen has a serious soft spot for her great-grandson, Prince George. His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, revealed that the Queen always leaves little gifts for the toddler and even lets him call her "Gan-Gan."

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