Prince Harry may no longer be able to step out in his full military regalia, but Queen Elizabeth II plans on honoring her grandson with a shiny new medal. According to Daily Express, he and Meghan Markle are on the list of royals who will receive a “purely commemorative” Platinum Jubilee medal in 2022.
The queen presented Harry with similar medals at her 2002 Golden Jubilee and 2012 Diamond Jubilee, so not doing so this time around would surely be perceived as a slap in the face. But while some reports paint a picture of a rocky relationship between Harry and his grandmother, he’s worked hard to show the world that he still reveres her. While he admitted to Oprah that he wasn’t on the best terms with his father and older brother, he said no such thing about the queen. He also shot down rumors that he sprung his decision to step down as a senior royal on her. “No, I would never blindside my grandmother, I have too much respect for her,” he said, per The Guardian.
Harry and Meghan even named their daughter Lilibet in Her Majesty’s honor, and a spokesperson for the couple told People that they talked to the queen before using the nickname. She hasn’t met her namesake yet, but The Sun has reported that the Sussexes are trying to arrange a meeting with her well ahead of her Platinum Jubilee.