Prince Harry is serenaded in Wigan and politely declines kisses from fans

Prince Harry was dodging propositions from all directions during a recent visit to Wigan, England. The 31-year-old politely declined kisses from several people on Tuesday (July 5), but not before being serenaded by a group of female fans belting out the Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons hit "Can't Take My Eyes off You." Following the impromptu performance, the handsome royal was asked by one of the women if she could give him a peck.

“May I give you a kiss sir?” the eager woman asked. Harry responded by laughing and putting out his hand for a shake. The lady caller wasn’t the only member of the crowd to have a smooch turned down. One of a number of babies in attendance to meet the charming prince also missed out on a peck from Prince William’s brother.

TAP TO VIEW FULL GALLERYPrince Harry spent a busy day in Wigan on Tuesday

“You don’t want a kiss from me because then you’ll cry won’t you,” Harry joked about the baby. He noted to the group, “You never know with kids, that’s the thing, she starts crying then you know.” A fan chimed in, “It looks bad,” which Harry concurred, “It does look bad.”


The royal had a busy outing on July 5. Prince George’s uncle spent the day in Greater Manchester to see community-based organizations that promote sport as a means for social development. It was revealed in May that Harry would champion the cause along with his continued work with veterans, HIV awareness and developing a program to get children excited about nature.

The royal visited the first indoor angling centre

At the time, a royal source told Hello!, “Harry’s seen the power of sport, he knows what it can do in people’s lives,” adding, “He wants to use it to help vulnerable young people and change communities.”

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In support of his sport for social development initiative, the British royal kicked off his day with a visit to Cast North West. The charity that assists disadvantaged young people features the UK’s first indoor angling centre, where Harry lent a hand catching fish so he could help “weigh and monitor them.”

The charming royal also saw 3D-printed karts at The Blair Project

Following his visit to Cast North West, the fun-loving royal stopped by The Blair Project. The organization uses motorsport to enthuse and inspire young individuals to pursue careers in science, tech, engineering & digital industries.


Harry was on hand to witness the first 3D-printed kart race in the United Kingdom. Before the race, he chatted with schoolchildren about their computer-designed, 3D-printed race cars. He also got the chance to see the printing action firsthand.

Though Prince Harry declined an offer of a kiss, he was happy to hold this little girl's hand

The Invictus Games founder’s final visit of the day was paid to the Wigan Youth Zone. The youth club provides a safe, affordable and engaging venue for more than 5,000 young people with classes and workshops that range from football and climbing to music production and employment mentoring. Kensington Palace noted that “just about any skill can be learnt at the amazing youth centre.”


While Harry turned down a kiss during his day, he had no problem holding the hand of an adorable little fan at the youth club. Princess Charlotte's uncle toured the facilities, where children were busy attending to activities including drawing the royal's likeness from photographs.


Though it was an active day for Harry, his week is just getting started. On July 7, he will visit Kings College Hospital HIV service to continue his work on de-stigmatizing and raising awareness for HIV/AIDs, a cause that was close to his mother Princess Diana's heart. A spokesperson for the royal tweeted, "Raising public awareness of the ongoing challenge presented by HIV - both in the UK and around the world - is a priority for The Prince."

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