Prince Harry's cheeky Christmas gift for the Queen: ‘Ain’t Life a B****’

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Prince Harry once gifted the Queen a rude gift for Christmas, which she is believed to have loved.

The 95-year-old Monarch and her 37-year-old grandson have had a strong relationship over the years, with photos from royal events showing them laughing together.

Prince Harry and the Queen laughing
Prince Harry reportedly gifted the Queen with a rude gift in 2013. Photo: Getty Images

And according to royal biographer Brian Hoey, in 2013, Prince Harry made his grandmother laugh out loud when he gifted her with a shower cap emblazoned with the phrase: ‘Ain’t Life a B****’.

In the royal household, it’s usually tradition for the family to gift each other with cheap and funny presents on the night before Christmas.

The royals are believed to all sit around the fire at Sandringham, while the gifts are handed out - a tradition reportedly started by Prince Philip years ago.

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The Queen and Prince Harry are believed to have a playful replationship. Photo: Getty Images
Meghan Markle sits with Prince Harry and the Queen
Meghan Markle got in on the fun gift tradition during her first Christmas Day with the royals in 2017. Photo: Getty Images

In 2017, Meghan’s royal Christmas debut, she's believed to have gifted the Queen with a singing toy hamster, which the Monarch reportedly loved and gave to her beloved corgis.

However, this year, things were very different for the Queen, who spent the day at Windsor Castle instead of Sandringham, due to the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the UK.

Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie Wessex were all pictured arriving at the castle for mass.

The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, was unable to join them on the day, as she is isolating due to her husband being a Covid-19 close contact.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with their kids, Lilibet and Archie
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released their 2021 Christmas card last week. Photo: Instagram

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated their first Christmas as a family of four in California.

After sharing the first photo of their daughter, Lilibet with the world just before the festive period, the family spent the day in private, away from the royal family.

"It's Harry's second Christmas away from England, and Meghan wants to make sure it's special for everyone," an insider told People magazine.

"They are creating their own traditions at their new home."

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