You may have uttered an “aww!” or two when Prince Harry travelled to a school in Acton, London to plant trees with children on March 20. But it turns out not all of those students believed it was really him! One young lad was sure he was dealing with a Harry impersonator of sorts!
“When is Prince Harry coming?” 4-year-old Emmanuel Osei reportedly asked, according to comments on People’s website from one of the teaching assistants at St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School. “But I’m Prince Harry,” the royal replied. The child still reportedly wasn’t convinced, and then asked, “When is the real Prince Harry coming?” Harry’s response? “I’m the real Harry. I’ve just had my hair cut for the occasion.”
Why the confusion? A learning mentor at the school told the publication: “They think a prince should have a crown.” Too cute!
While at the school, Harry also explained to students that his wife, Duchess Meghan, is due to have a baby soon. His comments suggest Meghan is on maternity leave, despite no official announcement being made yet. Baby Sussex is due sometime in April, and the duchess has been winding down her schedule. We think Harry is going to make the best dad!
Harry and Meghan laid flowers at a memorial for victims of the New Zealand terror attacks at New Zealand House in London earlier this week. Photo: © Ian Vogler/AFP/Getty Images
The March 20 engagement was Harry’s second of the week. The day before, the prince and Duchess Meghan made an unscheduled, surprise appearance at New Zealand House in London to sign the book of condolences set up following terror attacks that left 50 people dead and dozens more injured the previous week.