Prince Harry Comforts Fan as He Points to Meghan Markle: “Life Will Always Be Alright”

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 31: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Redwoods Tree Walk on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the final day of their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)

A young boy who recently lost his mother was comforted by Prince Harry, after the royal assured the little one that everything will be okay.

During a meet-and-greet at the Viaduct Harbor in Auckland, New Zealand this week, Harry stopped to say hello to a 6-year-old boy named Otia Nante, there to witness Meghan and Harry with his grandmother.

The Duke of Sussex stopped by to personally extend a greeting when he learned that Nante had also lost his mother—a story familiar to Prince Harry, whose mother, the late Princess Diana, tragically passed away when he was only 12 years old.

As Harry comforted the 6-year-old child, he said: “Life will always be alright. You know that? I’ve made it to 34 years old and life is great.”

He then pointed out Meghan Markle, who was down the line greeting other fans. “I have a beautiful wife and a baby on the way,” he said. “Your life is going to be sorted. Don’t you worry about that.”

He then took a selfie with Nante, breaking royal protocol typically banning selfies and autographs with fans, along with acknowledging the grandmother. “You’re doing a great job, Nan. Nans are so important in our lives,” he noted.


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Indeed, Harry’s life has remarkably been sorted. The royal married Markle in May and has been especially focused on his charity initiatives, including the Invictus Games, a sporting event which he founded to give a purpose to wounded armed services personnel and veterans.

It was less than a year ago that the couple announced their engagement. Harry proposed to Markle with a three-stone ring with the center diamond from his mother’s collection. “It’s beautiful and he designed it,” Markle expressed in a BBC interview. “I think everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of that… to not be able to meet his mom, to know that she’s a part of this with us.”

Harry speculated in the same sit down that his mother would have adored Markle. “They would be thick as thieves,” he noted. “She would be over the moon jumping up and down… It’s days like this I miss having her around.”

The Sussexes will welcome their first child together next spring.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.