Although there are many rules and protocols while meeting the royals, it might not be the case when it comes to kids. Something similar happened with Prince Harry when a boy greeted him at his ceremonial reception in Australia’s Dubbo. Not only did the little boy break the protocol, but he also won hearts with his sweet gestures. The Duke of Sussex received an adorable hug from the kid with down syndrome who couldn’t get enough of his beard and hair!
The five-year-old boy Luke Vincent was apparently mesmerised by the duke’s facial hair because his “favourite person in the world is Santa Claus”, the BBC reported. Video and photo of the child patting the prince’s hair and rubbing his little hand on his beard are melting hearts online.
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The royal couple were touring Dubbo, in New South Wales, where they visited Buninyong Public School where they met little Luke.
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School principal Anne Van Darrel said: “He got a hug from Meghan and then Harry bent down to speak to him and Luke didn’t give him any choice.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 17, 2018
The videos also showed the kid giving flowers to Meghan Markle and giving her a warm hug too. Sharing the details about the sweet exchange, van Dartel told People, it was the duke who asked Luke to hug the duchess. “He said ‘Hello young man.’ And Luke just said, ‘Hello Harry.’ And Prince Harry graciously realized that his language is limited. And he introduced him to his wife and said, ‘She would love a cuddle too.’ And he said, ‘Luke will you please give my wife a hug as well?’” the report read.
The Duke and Duchess got a really beautiful hug from a little boy, who was stroking his beard as the little boy Luke likes Father Christmas, also stroking The Duke’s hair. 💕 pic.twitter.com/ch52tvoH0M
— The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@PHarry_Meghan) October 17, 2018
The couple is on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific and shared their good news of expecting their first child and the sweet encounter has got people online talking.
Absolutely love this picture but also the video of this little boy meeting The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The little things in life…. d
efinitely brought a smile and a tear to the eye :o) #RoyalVisitAustralia https://t.co/I26Ph8cxSr
— Siobhan Ferguson (@siobhanf8) October 17, 2018
The images of the young chap firstly hugging then patting Prince Harry’s beard is dead set the best thing I have ever witnessed. I love him. I love them. I love it all. #RoyalsinDubbo 👑
— Riana Crehan (@rianacrehan) October 17, 2018
— Tonya Fitzgerald (@JFrances107) October 17, 2018
Aww this little boy what a magic greeting this must be a memorable moment for Harry and Meghan love it
— Dianne cox (@dianneport) October 17, 2018
I love that they bow down to the children so they’re not superior to them. That’s how you behave with kids. I love these two!!! https://t.co/SfqDEgtjXm
— Jenni 💫 (@Jenni_Jen113) October 17, 2018
— Pina (@piie80) October 17, 2018
i can’t 😭😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/0Il4i6D19u
— nerdstarsraisin (@nerdstarsraisin) October 17, 2018
— Amber Jamieson (@AmberPickette) October 17, 2018
— Jo Hayes (@johayesjourno) October 17, 2018
Kensington Palace recently announced that the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, and expecting a baby in Spring 2019.