Princes William and Harry have insight into their grandmother, the Queen of England in a way few people do. the BBC‘s Andrew Marr for an upcoming documentary on the Queen. Harry and William’s quotes are included in a piece in the Radio Times out in the U.K. on Tuesday (Jan 31). People reports.
The princes say that their grandmother leans heavily on their grandfather, Prince Philip. “Regardless of whether my grandfather seems to be doing his own thing, sort of wandering off like a fish down
the river, the fact that he’s there – personally, I don’t think that
she could do it without him,” says Harry.
The prince says that the queen wouldn’t be able to bear the endless handshaking without her husband by her side. The 85-year-old Queen has been on the throne for just under 60 years and Harry worries about her schedule. “Yet she’s carrying on and doing [the visits],” he says.
“I think she doesn’t care for celebrity … and she really minds about having privacy in general,” William says.
The prince also talked about how she deals with public versus private life. “I think she’s carved her own way completely. She’s not had a
blueprint. I think it’s very important to be able to
retreat inside and be able to collect one’s thoughts and collect your
ideas, and then to move forward.”