There’s pretty much a world-wide consensus that Prince Harry is completely amazing. From mental health campaigns to HIV awareness to his relationship with Will and Kate, there’s really no reason not to love Harry. Plus, he’s pretty easy on the eyes. Just saying.
Everywhere that royal goes (or any royal, for that matter), a huge crowd waits to meet him. These are the most passionate of us Harry fans, who are willing to brave the elements for just a glimpse of the prince. Sometimes they get a little more than that though. And every once in a while, it’s a lot more. Just ask the 97-year-old who’s had not one, but TWO kisses from the prince.
Daphne Dunne first met Prince Harry in 2015 when he visited Australia after a month-long deployment for the Australian army. She caught the prince’s attention because she was wearing her late husband’s Victoria Cross at the time. He talked to her for a bit and she took the opportunity to snag a kiss. Brave girl. After their meeting she told news outlets that she was feeling lopsided because he’d only kissed her on the right cheek. Two years later, he’s fixed that.
This week, Harry took a trip to Australia to promote the Invictus Games in their 2018 location (Toronto’s hosting it this year. Go Canada!). Dunne waited in the pouring rain to meet Harry again and the moment was pretty magical.
It was clear he recognized her right away and he offered her a big hug. She wasn’t letting him go without her second kiss though.
Just a little closer. Do it for all of us, Daphne!
Dunne talked all about the experience on the Australian morning show, Sunrise.
‘Oh he’s lovely, I feel like his grandma,’ she told the hosts, ‘I got my kiss. I said to him, ‘Now I’m right.” We’re not sure how his actual grandma, the Queen, would feel about that, but you gotta respect a girl for trying.
Also, for the record: Dunne is pro-Markle and is more than happy to watch Harry start his own family, which he’s recently shown an interest in.
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) June 7, 2017
Way to go, Daphne. You’re an inspiration to us all.