Prince Harry once sought Queen Elizabeth II’s counsel before a royal engagement. Details about the touching moment were unveiled by a royal expert.

In the book “Harry: Life, Loss, And Love,” royal author Katie Nicholl said that in 2012, the Duke of Sussex was so eager to make his mark in the British monarchy when he was asked to carry out a 10-day tour of Belize, the Bahamas and Jamaica. However, the tour was not a guaranteed success.

Prior to Prince Harry’s trip, Jamaica’s prime minister called independence from the British sovereign. Before the new dad left for his tour, he had an insightful conversation with the Queen.

“He knew this was an opportunity to show a sober, more mature side to his personality,” Nicholl said. “While he had traveled overseas previously to New York and 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,” she added.

It was evident that Prince Harry was nervous before his tour, but he still managed to pull things off successfully. And following the tour, Prince Harry had a huge realization regarding his grandmother.

“I personally had no idea how much warmth there was toward the Queen,” he said. “To me, that’s very humbling, and I was actually quite choked up seeing the way that they are celebrating her 60 years,” Prince Harry added.

Meanwhile, Nicholl also compared Prince Harry with Prince William when the royal siblings are representing their grandmother. The royal author said that Meghan Markle’s husband is more relaxed and spontaneous compared with Prince William, who is reserved.

Nicholl added that Prince Charles also appears to be buttoned up and limited by royal protocol since he will become the future king. Prince William is more similar to his dad because he would also become king one day. But as of late, the Queen is still the reigning monarch, and she has no plans to abdicate.

Queen Elizabeth, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Queen Elizabeth II; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Chris Jackson/Getty Images