Many would find Queen Elizabeth intimidating; she IS the Queen of England, after all. And while it would seem safe to assume her family is completely comfortable with her–not so fast, fellow normies, these are *The Royals* we’re talking about. Despite his 34 years of existing, Prince Harry has admitted that surprise encounters with his grandmum still freak him out. Understandable, we guess because, yeah, she is Queen Freakin’ Elizabeth.
In the first trailer for the upcoming documentary Queen of the World, Harry is seen chatting with a group of hospitality professionals from the Caribbean visiting Buckingham Palace and he gave them a bit of a hard time about any royal run-ins with Her Majesty.
“You guys have spent way more time in Buckingham Palace than I ever have — and you’ve only been here two weeks,” he joked, according to The Sun. “Have you bumped into the Queen yet? If you suddenly bump into her in the corridor, don’t panic. I know you will. We all do!”
Ha, even Harry panics! Though it’s hard to believe considering their bond. Remember this gem?
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 29, 2016
Hmm, perhaps Harry’s panic is a new thing. He was arguably the Queen’s favourite for a while there; that is, until Meghan came along, won over the Queen and replaced her husband. Though we totally get if Megs continues to be a tad terrified any time she has a chance (or scheduled) meeting with her grandmother-in-law.
The Sun reports the ITV doc “explores how the Queen is passing on her duties to tahe younger royals,” and will also “discuss the importance of the Commonwealth to the Queen.”
Other members of the Royal Family will also be featured in the film, including Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince William and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
It will also mark Megs’ first interview since joining the Royal Family, where she will reportedly talk about her wedding dress and veil (which had flowers of each of the 53 Commonwealth countries embroidered onto it) and her early interactions with the Commonwealth.
The two-part documentary airs Tuesday, September 25 on ITV in the U.K., which comes at the perfect time since a month later, Harry and Meghan head out on their first Commonwealth tour in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga — which just so happens to be 65 years after the Queen’s first Commonwealth tour. We can’t wait — for both the Sussexes’ tour and for this eye-opening doc. A window into the behind-the-scenes goings-on of all things royal? Yes, please.
For the future, though, if Harry continues to panic, maybe he should just bring Meghan to Buckingham Palace; she can act as the buffer.