Prince Harry's visit to Toronto: 7 icebreakers in case you find yourself face to face with the royal

By Ava Baccari

With Prince Harry crossing the pond for a visit to Toronto in just a few days (May 2), there's actually a chance you could come face to face with the charming royal – and the last thing you want to do is babble incoherently or, worse yet, fall into a stunned silence! So it's time to brush up on everything you need to know about the beloved redhead so you've got icebreakers at the ready.


Prince Harry touches down in Toronto on May 2.

The Queen's 31-year-old grandson is set to attend three engagements while in Canada before heading to Orlando to launch the 2016 Invictus Games competition. The visit, which kicks off the official countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games next September, will see Prince Harry pop by the Royal York Hotel and Ryerson University's Mattamy Athletic Centre before concluding the day at the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell. That gives Torontonians ample opportunity to catch a glimpse of the charming prince before he's back next fall.

To make the most of his brief time here, we compiled the best opening lines in the instance of a lucky chance encounter, based on his incredible world travels, military career and his self-proclaimed title as "Funcle" to his nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.


Try bringing up Harry's world travels and favourite role as uncle.

We're forever in awe of the schoolboy who recently (unabashedly!) dropped a particularly forward conversation starter with Prince Harry when the royal was visiting Lambs Lane Primary School to film a TV show. "Are you ever going to be King?" asked nine-year-old pupil Tristan. Harry responded with a laugh, saying, "That's the question everybody wanted, let's be honest! You'll be glad to know, probably not!" When the young schoolboy looked downcast, Harry turned towards him and said, "Oh, look at the disappointment! I love that! I'm going to give you a high-five."

In that spirit, here are our top icebreakers for meeting Prince Harry, which you should definitely keep handy.

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