Prince Harry introduces pregnant Meghan Markle to his 98-year-old superfan during Australia tour

The royal family has amassed a flock of adoring fans, and Prince Harry is no exception. On Tuesday in Australia, one of the Duke of Sussex’s enthusiasts, 98-year-old Daphne Dunne, was ready to greet him for the third time. During the sweet reunion, Harry introduced her to his wife, Meghan Markle, for the first time. Meghan assured Dunne that she might be meeting their little one next time they make it Down Under.

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their way through a crowd during the Australian leg of their first official royal tour, it was no surprise to see Dunne sitting toward the front of the group. Harry immediately went over to say hi to the war widow, whom he met previously in 2015 and 2017. However, Dunne seemed most excited to meet the duchess and congratulate the mom-to-be on her pregnancy.

“Congratulations, I think that’s marvelous,” Dunne was heard saying to Meghan, on the same day that Kensington Palace had announced the newlyweds’ baby news. “It’s just what Harry needs.”

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SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Edes House in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Sussex, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen greeting crowds in Chichester during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement at Edes House. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex wave during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Edes House during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet wellwishers on arrival in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement at Edes House. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet wellwishers on arrival in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement at Edes House. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
BOGNOR REGIS, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Sussex, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Edes House in Chichester, West Sussex, southern England, on October 3, 2018 for an engagement. - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first joint official visit to Sussex on October 3. Their Royal Highnesses paused to greet members of the public gathered on West Street en route to Edes House where they viewed the rare Sussex copy of the American Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the University of Chichester's Engineering and Digital Technology Park during an official visit to West Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 3: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Dukeof Sussex wear safety spectacles at The University of Chichester Tech Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, England. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 3: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at The University of Chichester Tech Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, England. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 3: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at The University of Chichester Tech Park during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Chichester, England. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The three continued to chat with Meghan’s hands in Dunne’s, as Harry pointed out that Dunne was wearing her late husband’s Victoria Cross medal for bravery, saying that it was what initially drew his attention to her.

“Hopefully the next time we see you, we’ll have our little one with us,” Meghan said to Dunne, before the woman replied, “Oh, beautiful.”

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