Fan declares love for Prince Harry in Caribbean as Prince William supports Meghan Markle statement

By Gemma Strong

Prince Harry came face to face with one of his biggest female fans while the 32-year-old came was visiting Saint Vincent's Vermont Village on Saturday (Nov. 26). Avis Collins, 54, had a moment with the royal during which time she held his hand, smiling, and said "love you." The charming prince, who is on a two-week tour of the Caribbean, reciprocated with a "love you!" according to the Mirror, which shared a video of the exchange. Avis even went as far as to try to get her phone number to Harry.

Of course, Avis is sadly out of luck; Harry confirmed his romance with American actress Meghan Markle in an official — and unprecedented — statement released on 8 November.


Prince Harry and fan Avis Collins declared their love for one another during the royal's visit to Saint Vincent

His older brother Prince William, meanwhile, released his own statement at the weekend to set the record straight on rumours he was unhappy with Harry's decision to go public with his romance. "The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him," it read.


An insider told the Telegraph: "They don't issue statements like that without talking to each other, and they talked about the Meghan Markel statement extensively in advance of it being put out.

Prince William released a statement supporting his brother's decision to go public with his romance with Meghan Markle

"The Duke was as alarmed as anyone about what was happening with Meghan. No-one wanted to have to put that statement out, including Prince Harry, and there was concern about confirming the relationship. But over the course of one weekend things escalated to the extent that Prince Harry felt he had to act."

Suits actress Meghan, 35, has so far not commented on her romance with Harry. She recently returned home to LA from Canada, where she finished filming season six of the show, to celebrate Thanksgiving with her loved ones.

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