Prince Harry has revealed that his grandfather Prince Philip does know how to use Zoom – but simply slams shut his laptop to end calls instead of pressing the Leave button.
The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen have called the Sussexes a ‘few times’ and even seen Archie ‘running around’, said Harry.
His comments came as part of a wide-ranging chat mostly carried out during an open-top bus tour of Los Angeles with The Late Late Show host James Corden.
In one extraordinary moment Harry raps the theme tune to The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air outside the mansion where it was filmed, before Corden video calls Meghan Markle, who calls her husband ‘Haz’.
The Duke of Sussex also opened up to James about his relationship with Meghan, his son Archie and their decision to quit as frontline royals, saying the pressure of being in London was ‘destroying his mental health’, branding Britain’s media ‘toxic’.
The rare TV interview was recorded before Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London, where he is being treated for an infection and today begins his 11th day.
Prince Harry has revealed that his grandfather Prince Philip (pictured above, in July last year), 99, ends family Zoom calls by simply shutting his laptop instead of pressing the leave button
Prince Harry pictured visiting the mansion used in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air during his wide-ranging interview with The Late Late Show host James Corden
Responding to whether the Queen knows how to use Zoom, Prince Harry said: ‘Yes, both my grandparents do.
‘They have zoomed a few times, they have seen Archie running around.
‘But my grandfather, instead of pressing leave meeting he just goes [Harry pretends to close laptop].
‘I am like “bye” as I’m pressing – and he just goes [imitates closing laptop].’
Harry also revealed that Prince Philip and the Queen sent Archie a waffle-maker for Christmas.
He then described his son as ‘hysterical’, saying his first word was ‘crocodile’.
Harry seen enjoying tea on the top deck of the open-top bus tour of Los Angeles. He also revealed that Prince Philip and the Queen sent his son Archie a waffle-maker for Christmas
James Corden pictured video calling Meghan Markle, who calls her husband ‘Haz’, during the interview, which was recorded before Prince Philip was admitted to hospital in London
The Queen pictured talking to members of the Armed Forces via Cisqo Webex. The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen have called the Sussexes a ‘few times’, said Harry
Buckingham Palace’s last update on Prince Philip was on Tuesday and said he was ‘comfortable’ and ‘responding to treatment’.
His son Prince Edward has also said this week Philip was ‘a lot better’ but ‘looking forward to getting out’ with the Royal Family who were keeping their ‘fingers crossed’.
The Earl of Wessex thanked well-wishers for their messages of support as it was announced on Tuesday that Philip would spend ‘several days’ more in hospital.
He was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell, and walked into the building unaided.
This is the longest amount of time he has spent in hospital since June 2013 when he had an exploratory operation on his abdomen.
Police officers stand at the entrance to the King Edward VII Hospital in London where Prince Philip was admitted on the evening of Tuesday, February 16
Police officers pictured standing at the entrance to the King Edward VII Hospital. Prince Philip was admitted as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell
Philip’s 11th day in hospital came as Harry’s interview was released, during which he described the couple’s decision regarding frontline royal duties, he said: ‘It was never walking away. It was stepping back rather than stepping down.
‘It was a really difficult environment, which I think a lot of people saw. So I did what any father or husband would do and thought: “How do I get my family out of here”.
‘But we never walked away’.
While the interview was carried out before the Queen stripped the Sussexes of their royal patronages last week, Harry says: ‘My life is public service, so wherever I am in the world it’s going to be the same thing.
‘As far as I’m concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side [in Britain], I will never walk away.’