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