98-year-old widow Daphne Dunne has come out to meet Prince Harry on three occasions. She previously caught his attention when he visited Australia in 2015 and 2017. This year, the Duke of Sussex chatted with and got a kiss from his biggest fan once again. He even introduced her to his wife Meghan Markle.
Mrs Dunne spent several minutes speaking with the Duke and Duchess, who bent down to speak with her, and they listened intently as she spoke and gently stroked Harry's face.
“It’s fantastic. I’m so happy to finally meet you. I’ve heard so much about you — all good things,” Meghan told Mrs Dunne, according to reports.
“I'm so excited to meet you too,” Mrs Dunne replied before telling the Duchess that news they were expecting a baby is “just what Harry needs.” “I think it’s wonderful, the two of you,” she added.
Accepting flowers and cards from Mrs Dunne, Meghan thanked her and said: “Hopefully next time we see you, we’ll have a little one with us.”
“It’s what he’s always wanted. He will be a marvellous dad,” she said. “He won’t let anything stand in his way and he will be so gentle and loving. This should be an Australian baby.”
Mrs Dunne said Meghan and Harry were “beautiful together” and it was nice to see the couple show such affection for each other in public.
“I’m excited to see Harry. He’s a wonderful friend … That’s how I feel about him. He’s my favourite royal and so good-looking too. I’m sorry he’s taken,” she said.
You can see pictures, video clips and interviews from the meeting below:
— Nine.com.au (@Ninecomau) October 16, 2018
SPECIAL MOMENT: Prince Harry has been reunited with 98-year-old war widow Daphne Dunne for a third time, introducing her to his wife Meghan. More LIVE: https://t.co/XG9mqPZqzn #RoyalTour #9News pic.twitter.com/pPAk2ChW3E
— Nine News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) October 16, 2018
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 16, 2018
98-year-old Sydneysider Daphne Dunne has met Harry for a third time in Sydney. Harry introduced his wife to Daphne for the first time today. "Marvellous." #RoyalWatch #7News pic.twitter.com/OgDIKnQpyU
— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) October 16, 2018
On two occasions 98-year-old Daphne Dunne stole Prince Harry's heart! Now she's looking to get a third kiss from the royal as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex begin their official tour. #9News pic.twitter.com/Q6L755CPUw
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) October 15, 2018
The news that Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child came just hours before their meeting with Mrs Dunne.