'Sorry I’m away from the throne': Queen's funny response to Prince Harry's voicemail message on her phone revealed

Queen Elizabeth II was famous for her good sense of humor and for pulling pranks on others

'Sorry I’m away from the throne': Queen's funny response to Prince Harry's voicemail message on her phone revealed
The voicemail between the grandmother-grandchild duo happened right after the Queen bought her first mobile phone (Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: Prince Harry shared a great relationship with his late grandmother and Queen Elizabeth II. A day after Prince Harry paid his tribute to the late monarch, a voice mail that was recorded by Harry for his grandmother was revealed.

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The incident happened right after the Queen bought her first mobile phone. She requested the Duke of Sussex to come up with a voice note which was to be played when she was away from her phone. 

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According to The Sun, the conversation between the duo started with Harry stating, “Hey, wassup? This is Liz." For which, the Queen responded hilariously, "Sorry I’m away from the throne. Press one for Philip, two for Charles, and three for the corgis!”. Queen Elizabeth II was famous for her good sense of humor and for pulling pranks on others.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry shared a great bond as grandmother and grandchild (Julian Simmonds - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Prince Harry in an emotional tribute to his grandmother said, "In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen—and in mourning her loss—we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty. She was globally admired and respected. Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy. Let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words which can bring comfort to all of us now: “Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings.”

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Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change.
Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle (John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

He went on to note, "Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren. I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over. And as it comes to first meetings, we now honor my father in his new role as King Charles III."

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 29, 2019 in London, England.
'I am forever grateful for all our first meetings' said Harry in his official statement (Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Later he added, "Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your sound advice. Thank you for your infectious smile. We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry visit the Sentebale Forget-me-not garden  the Chelsea Flower Show  press and VIP preview day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 20, 2013 in London, England.
Queen Elizabeth II along with her grandchild, Prince Harry (Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Another funny anecdote was revealed by her bodyguard during the Queen's Jubilee and involved how the witty monarch pranked two US visitors who were visiting her residence but didn't recognize her. Former Protection Officer Richard Griffins Spoke to SKY News and remembered Queen Elizabeth was taking a stroll in front of Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, "There were two hikers coming towards us, and the queen would always stop and say hello." The visitors assumed that she was just a tourist as the Queen was dressed in simple attire; a headscarf and a tweed jacket.

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Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on November 30, 2017 in Chichester, United Kingdom.
Queen Elizabeth II has always been famous for her great sense of humor (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

“It was two Americans on a walking holiday, and it was clear they hadn’t recognized her, which was fine,” Griffin recounted at June’s Platinum Jubilee. “The American man asked her if she lived in the area to which she replied that she did indeed have a house nearby.” The late Queen cheekily replied "that she lived in London but had a house just over the hill," the bodyguard continued, refusing to blow her cover.

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Queen Elizabeth II attends a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral on March 7, 2012 in London, England.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 (Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

The visitor then placed his arm over Griffin's shoulder and handed Elizabeth his camera so she could capture a picture of them while he was still unable to connect the dots. Then, to allow him to take a picture with what he probably believed to be a random elder, they had the two trade places. “Anyway, we swapped places. I took a photo of them with the queen. We never let on and we waved goodbye.”

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson greet guests during a reception for international business and investment leaders at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit on October 19, 2021 in Windsor, England.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in modern history ( Alastair Grant - Pool/Getty Images)

 Griffin explained. “Then her majesty said to me that she’d love to be a fly on the wall when he shows these photos to his American friends and 'hopefully someone tells him who I am.'” However, the longest reigning monarch in modern history died on Thursday, September 8, at the age of 96. The late queen was suffering from ill health and mobility issues and died at her Balmoral residence just a few days after meeting UK's new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday, September 6. 

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