Prince Harry introduced his favorite girl to his “favorite Aussie” during his first day of events in Sydney, Australia, with his pregnant wife, Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeting the crowds outside the Sydney Opera House when Harry spotted a familiar face.
War widow Daphne Dunne, 98, has come out to greet Harry numerous times, come rain or shine, and has created a special bond with the 34-year-old royal. Daphne has been dubbed Harry’s “favorite Aussie," and was last photographed talking to Harry in 2017 in the pouring rain.
“I was looking for you earlier and hoped you’d be here, it’s so good to see you again,” Harry told Daphne.
Meghan appeared thrilled to meet her husband’s biggest fan, saying, “I’m so glad I got to meet you. Harry has told me all about you and your special bond. It’s so lovely you came to see us, thank you.”
Daphne congratulated the couple on their big news and handed them a card.
“Hopefully next time we’ll have our little one with us,” Meghan, 37, told Daphne.
Daphne later told The Telegraph, “It was lovely to meet the Duchess, Meghan. Harry is a wonderful man and I’m so happy he had found happiness, they both deserved the absolute world together.”
She added, “I congratulated them on their baby and said I wished them all the happiness they deserve.”
Meghan and Harry had a jam-packed first day on their royal tour of Australia, New Zeland, Fiji, and Tonga. The couple will be making no adjustments to their schedule following the pregnancy news, despite the warnings of Zika in Fiji and Tonga.