• Royal author Andrew Morton said Queen Elizabeth II has always supported his grandson Prince Harry in his projects
  • The Queen has a "very special place in her heart" for her grandson, according to the biographer
  • He described Prince Harry and the Queen's relationship as "special" as well as "jaunty and affectionate"

Queen Elizabeth II adores her grandson Prince Harry, so much so that she has "gone out of her way" to support him, Princess Diana's biographer has said.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made several claims against the royal family in their sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. However, they made it clear that the Queen has always been nice and supportive to them and was never involved in the alleged "conversations" regarding their child's skin color.

Andrew Morton, author of "Diana: In Pursuit of Love" and "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess," said the Duke of Sussex has always had a "very special place" in his grandmother's heart.

"When you look at the Queen's relationship with Harry it's quite special," Morton told Express. "She has gone out of her way to support his ventures, especially the Invictus Games, and we all remember that brilliant little TV promotional video involving US President and First Lady Obama and the Queen and Prince Harry when he drops the microphone."

"I mean, it kind of encapsulated their relationship, jaunty and affectionate and the fact that he has given her a hairnet for Christmas and one of those talking fishes shows he has always been treated like the cheeky chappy inside the Royal Family, even though he himself admitted he has had suffered psychological issues after the death of his mother," he added.

During their tell-all, Prince Harry and Markle had shared some of their fond memories of Her Majesty. Markle recounted how the Queen shared her blanket with her to keep her warm during an engagement in June 2018, just a month after she married Prince Harry.

"We were in the car going between engagements, and she has a blanket that sits across her knees for warmth," she told Winfrey. "And it was chilly, and she was like, ‘Meghan, come on’ and put it over my knees as well."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry still had utmost respect and love toward the Queen, saying they "have a really good relationship and an understanding."

"And I have a deep respect for her. She’s my Colonel-In-Chief, right? She always will be," he said of his grandmother.

Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London. Getty Images/Julian Simmonds