The biggest revelations from the Duke of Sussex's interview

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The Duke of Sussex has got candid about everything from fatherhood to what it was like recently visiting his grandmother, the Queen in a tell-all interview.

Below is everything Prince Harry said during an interview with Today about his surprise visit to Windsor, his current plans around this summer's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, life as a parent, and missing his mother, Princess Diana.

On the possibility of returning for the Jubilee celebrations

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"I don't know yet. There are lots of things with security issues and everything else. So, this is what I'm trying to do, trying to make it possible that I can get my kids to meet her."

On Archie's "cheekiness"

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"My cheeky thing? Yeah, I think so. I always try and keep that. The cheekiness is something that keeps you alive. There is just so much to be happy about in the outside world, but there is also so much to worry about. My sort of mantra now every day, and it is a dangerous one, because I need to make sure that I don't have burnout, but I'm trying to make the world a better place for my kids. Otherwise, what is the point of bringing kids into this world? It is a responsibility I feel as a parent you probably feel as a parent as well. And we can't fix everything. We know that. But what we can do is be there for each other."

On his daily routine

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"It revolves around the kids as much as humanly possible. This whole working from home stuff is not all it's cracked up to be, certainly post-Covid. Because it is really hard when your kids and you are in the same place. It is really hard to separate the work from them. Because they kind of overlap. So I mean Archie spends more time interrupting our Zoom calls than anybody else. But he also gets us off them as well, so that's also a nice thing"

On visiting Queen Elizabeth in Windsor

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Photo credit: STEVE PARSONS - Getty Images

"It was great. It was really nice to see her. To be able to see her in some element of privacy was nice. I hadn't had the chance to go back to the UK for a couple of years apart from those two times—one for my grandfather's funeral and one for unveiling a statue of my mum.

"Being with her was great. It was just so nice to see her. You know, she's on great form. She has always got a great sense of humour with me and I'm just making sure she's protected and has got the right people around her. I did [make her laugh]. Meghan and I had tea with her. It was really nice to catch up with her."

On his favourite thing about his grandmother

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Photo credit: Anwar Hussein - Getty Images

"Her sense of humour and her ability to see the humour in so many different things. We have a really special relationship. We talk about things that she can't talk about with anybody else, so that is always a nice piece to her. But I think after a certain age you get bored of birthdays."

On whether or not he misses his brother and his dad

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"Look I mean, for me at the moment, I'm here focused on these guys and these families and giving everything that I can, one hundred twenty per ent to them to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime. That's my focus here. And when I leave here, I get back and my focus is on my family who I miss massively."

On Princess Diana

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"For me, [her presence] is constant. It has been over the last two years. More so than ever before. And it is almost as though she's done her bit with my brother and now she's very much, like, helping me. Got him set up. And now she's helping me set up. That's what it feels like, you know? He's got his kids. I've got my kids, you know the circumstances are obviously different.

"But now, I feel her presence in almost everything that I do. But definitely more so in the last two years than ever before. Without question. So she's watching over us."

On how his anxiety leads to working to make the world a better place

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"At times, I feel massively at peace. But with everything that is going on in the world and trying to help and trying to use the platform and the influence to try and steer people to try and help. Again, I think the biggest concern or the biggest issue that people wrestle with on a daily basis that does provide more anxiety for me and for them is helplessness. We, as human beings, are compassionate people.

"But when your life becomes really hard, it can be for some harder to find compassion for other people. But what I've learned over the years is, certainly for myself, that I find healing in helping others. And I think that's what we should really be focusing on."

On fatherhood

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Photo credit: Photo by Misan Harriman, Copyright Owned by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex © 2021

"What do I love about fatherhood? All of it. The chaos, the learning, the reminder of just every element of yourself, your soul, right? When you are not a parent you can get sucked into all sorts of different stuff and you can maybe sometimes forget who you are. And suddenly as a parent, especially now Archie is at the age he is at, asking all the questions.

"Questions of the 'whys.' He's into the why stage. 'Why this? Why that? Why that?' And instead of just trying to move it on, I give him the most honest answer I can. And then it goes on and on and on until he's satisfied. And then that's it. It's done. Otherwise, it ends up with - because the world is round and that it is the way life is."

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