Queen Elizabeth II is very close to her grandchildren, especially to Prince William and Prince Harry as she basically became a second parent to them after Princess Diana’s death. That’s why it’s a bit surprising to learn that the monarch might have shunned Prince Charles’ younger son in one area.

While the Queen loves all her grandchildren, the monarch has a soft spot for Prince Harry. The two royals get along so well, and they can be seen sharing a good laugh in many of their public appearances.

“I think in public we can see that the Queen does let her guard down a bit with Prince Harry,” Charles’ former butler, Grant Harrold, revealed. “There’s a very special relationship.”

However, there’s one area that the monarch might have ignored her grandson. It was said that Her Majesty has not yet befriended Harry on social media two years after she opened her Facebook account.

“Has she friended you on Facebook?” TV personality and US journalist Katie Couric asked Harry back in 2012. “No, she has not!” the Duke of Sussex replied while putting on a sad face.

Prince Harry Prince Harry speaks during the 2016 Invictus Games Symposium on Invisible Wounds in Orlando, Fla. May 8, 2016. DoD News photo by EJ Hersom/Flickr

The Queen has been credited for making the monarchy relevant with the changing times. For instance, Her Majesty is not shy in using the latest technology, such as social media, to improve the establishment’s visibility, especially among its younger fans.

“The Monarchy has to be seen to be doing its job otherwise people ask why we need it, which goes full circle back to what our job is, which is to engage people in the purpose, relevance and value of a modern Monarchy,” former Buckingham Palace spokesperson Sally Osman explained.

“She has managed to get the family to move with the times, and I think that’s incredibly important,” Harry also spoke of his grandmother’s efforts in trying to keep up with times. “You can’t get stuck in an old age situation when everything else around you is changing.”

Back in 2010, the Palace launched the Facebook page The British Monarchy. “Facebook is probably the last bastion of social media the Royal Household had not yet entered, and the Queen is keen to be fully signed up to the 21st century,” a royal aide told Telegraph.

But aside from that page, Queen Elizabeth is reported to have another ultra-secret Facebook account. However, the monarch’s friend list is extremely private, and no one outside the Palace knows exactly who her social media friends are, according to Daily Mail.

Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth II visits Hauser & Wirth on March 28, 2019, in Bruton, Somerset, England. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images