There is nothing worse than an awkward, drawn-out goodbye on a video call.

You've already spent too long staring at the screen and you just want to get back to your busy lockdown afternoon of staring out the window thinking about the pub.

So maybe it's time we take a leaf out of Prince Philip's book and copy his rather blunt way to end calls.

The royals have been using technology to chat and stay in touch during the pandemic, and both the Queen and Philip have learnt how to use video calls.

They are regularly in touch with their children and grandchildren, and they've also been able to see Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie.

Prince Philip
Prince Philip chats to his family using Zoom

But according to Harry, Philip doesn't use the hang up button and simply closes his laptop when he's finished.

Speaking to James Corden on The Late Late Show, Harry was asked if the Queen used Zoom.

He replied: "Yes, both my grandparents do.

"We've Zoomed them a few times, they've seen Archie running around."

Laughing, he explains: "My grandfather, instead of pressing leave meeting, he just goes [signals closing a laptop].

"It's like 'bye' and as I'm pressing end to leave. It's like, 'okay, bye'."

Prince Harry on the Late Late Show
Harry shared the story as he appeared on The Late Late Show

He also revealed that the Queen and Philip sent Archie a waffle maker in the post for Christmas.

"My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas, and Meg said a waffle maker.

"So she sent us a waffle maker for Archie, so breakfast now Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes.

"He loves it. And now I have waffles for breakfast, bit of yogurt, bit of jam on top. I don't know if that's the right thing to do. Berries, bit of honey."

But James then interrupts, saying: "Sorry you're glossing over the fact that I cannot for the life of me imagine the Queen ordering a waffle maker to be sent to Santa Barbara. I can't get my head around it."

Meghan, Harry and Archie
Harry chatted about being dad to Archie

Harry replies: "I don't even know how to comment on that.

"Archie wakes up in the morning and literally just goes 'waffle?'.

Meghan also made a surprise appearance in the interview, when James gives her a call to try and convince the couple to buy the Fresh Prince of Bel Air mansion.

Speaking via a video call, James says: "Hey Meghan, now listen, I've got to talk to you about something quite serious, OK?" James warned her.

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"Tell me," pregnant Meghan urged him.

As Harry lurked in the background, James went on: "I'm here with the big man, now do you recognise this house? That is the house from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and I think this is where you should live.

"I don't think there's anything cooler. You'd be the Fresh Princess Of Bel-Air!"

Laughing, Meghan asked: "And what did he say?"

"Well of course he dragged his heels - he's already used the bathroom, that's how at home he feels," James told her. 

Prince Harry with the Queen
Harry and Meghan have been chatting to the royals on Zoom

"Well that's wonderful. I think we've done enough moving," Meghan shot back, clearly referring to the couple's 12 months of upheaval after quitting the UK for Canada and then the US.

"Here's what I'll do: I'll put you in touch with the owners, you guys can thrash it out. There's no doubt in my mind that this is where you should be," James went on.

Moving the conversation along, Meghan addressed her husband in the background.

"Haz, how's your tour of LA going?" she asked sweetly.

James interrupted, turning to Harry to ask: "'Haz'? I didn't know we were calling you Haz now."

"Well you're not my wife," the Duke deadpanned.

"He's the worst tour guide in LA. Certainly that I've ever had," he then told Meghan.

"Well I'm the only tour guide you've had so I'm the best and the worst," James hit back. "He's having the best time. All our love," he told Meghan as he hung up.

"'All our love!'" Harry mimicked him laughing.