Prince Harry: Meghan had ‘fantastic’ Christmas with Queen and royals

Prince Harry and Meghan MarklePrince Harry has said Meghan Markle had a “fantastic” time with the Queen and his family over Christmas.

Harry was interviewed about his holiday with his fiancee during his guest-editorship of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Asked about what she thought of meeting his relatives, the prince said: “It was fantastic. She really enjoyed it.”

Markle and Harry joined the Queen at Sandringham on Christmas Day and the couple were photographed walking with other royal family members to church.

The prince interviewed Barack Obama for the programme. During the discussion the former US president said the irresponsible use of social media was distorting the public’s understanding of complex issues and leading to the spread of misinformation.

The prince was asked whether Obama was on the guest list for his wedding next May. He said: “I don’t know about that – we haven’t even put the invite or the guest list together. Who knows if he’s going to be invited or not – I wouldn’t want to ruin that surprise.”

The prince was questioned by Today presenter Sarah Montague and he revealed he and Markle had stayed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who live in Anmer Hall in Norfolk, while visiting the Queen at her nearby Sandringham estate.

He said: “The family loved having her there. There’s always that family part of Christmas [where] there’s always that work element there as well, and I think together we had an amazing time. We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic.”

The presenter asked the prince if there were any family traditions that had to be explained to Markle. He said: “Oh plenty, I think we’ve got one of the biggest families that I know of, and every family is complex as well. No look, she’s done an absolutely amazing job. She’s getting in there and it’s the family I suppose that she’s never had.”

During the programme the prince interviewed his father, Prince Charles, and discussed his long-held interest in the environment and protecting the world’s natural resources.

The prince sounded a positive note about the future, saying: “And as I said we’re really looking forward to new year and looking forward to 2018. Because I’m determined to make sure that myself and the young generation and everybody else, this pendulum is going to swing and 2018 is going to be a fantastic year – and we all need to play our part.”