It’s only the second day of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first international royal tour, and we’ve already been treated to a pregnancy announcement, a heartfelt speech from Prince Harry and an adorable schoolboy charming the socks off the royal couple.
However, there was a brief moment today where Harry showed off his classic cheeky side, and chances are you missed it.
It happened just after the parents-to-be touched down in Dubbo, NSW, while a representative from the Royal Flying Doctors’ Service, Ruth Sandow, was delivering a speech to welcome Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to the country town.
Mid-speech, she took a moment to swat away a fly, joking, “the flies are friendly in Dubbo too,” at which point Harry gallantly came to her aid.
The royal dramatically – and very cheekily – started waving around his hands, in order to swat the fly away.
Everyone, including a pregnant Meghan standing beside him, found his over-the-top swatting absolutely hilarious.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Dubbo visit
Earlier in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met five-year-old schoolboy Luke Vincent, who was overjoyed to come face-to-face with the royal couple.
He’d been waiting for the royal couple for hours, and in a heartwarming moment, the kindergartener dove straight in for a cuddle with Harry as the royal bent down to greet him.
The young boy, who has Down syndrome, was fascinated by the Duke of Sussex’s scruffy beard, and he reached in to touch it before presenting a pregnant Meghan with a some flowers and a hug.
According to Luke’s mum, he “loves” beards.
“Luke’s favourite person is Santa Claus, isn’t it?” she told 7News, to which Luke replied, “Yeah, Santa Claus.”
Mrs. Vincent admitted she was slightly concerned after Luke “jumped up” on Harry, as she was told there was a “no touching” rule around the royals.
“I was very concerned once he started rubbing Prince Harry’s face and his hair, but Prince Harry was completely gracious,” she said. “And was so polite and realised what was happening and his infatuation with his beard.
“We can only thank him so much for treating Luke with such respect.”
Meghan Markle is pregnant
Just hours after they arrived in Australia on Monday, the royal pair announced they were expecting their first child together.
Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the palace said in statement on Twitter.
“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”
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