Queen Elizabeth II is not just a grandmother to Prince William and Prince Harry, she’s also apparently their mentor when it comes to all things royal. Last July, it was reported that the reigning British monarch once warned the two princes to always put the needs of their nation ahead of their own.

As initially reported by Express, Angela Levin revealed in her book “Harry: Conversations With the Prince” that Queen Elizabeth II told the royal brothers to “think of the nation’s needs rather than their own.” The warning reportedly stemmed from the now 93-year-old being “concerned” about the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex’s priorities at the time.

While the Queen may have her concerns, Prince Harry has previously shared his plans to uphold the monarch’s work, as noted by the outlet.

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“The monarchy is a force for good and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere that the Queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won't be trying to fill her boots,” Prince Harry said in 2017. “We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people...”

And, according to a report released earlier this year, it appears Prince Harry has continued to seek support from the Queen. In May, Katie Nicholl wrote in her book “In Harry: Life, Loss and Love” that prior to a tour that stopped in Brazil, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Belize in 2012, Prince Harry went to “his grandmother for some counsel and advice.”

“He knew this was an opportunity to show a sober, more mature side to his personality,” Nicholl wrote, as reported by Express. “While he had traveled overseas previously to New York (twice) and to Barbados in the early part of 2010, ostensibly to raise money for Sentebale by playing polo, this was the first time he would officially be representing the Queen.”

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry at the annual Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England. Getty Images/Julian Simmonds-WPA Pool