Many of us have imagined our favorite celebrity walking into our classroom more than we would like to admit. And for a student in Robert Clack Upper School, this dream turned into reality. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex was completing her final tour before exiting the royal family in 2020. She visited a school to inspire them and talk to them about important issues.
After the Suits actress completed her speech, she asked for one of the students to come up on stage and talk about what role men and boys play in International Women’s Day. And the student that took this challenge was a brave one. Not just because he got up on stage to talk in front of the Duchess of Sussex but also what he proceeded to say.
What did the student to Meghan Markle that he had to apologize to Prince Harry?
The brave student who took the stage to enlighten his other schoolmates about the role of men and boys on International Women’s Day was Aker Okoye. Furthermore, Okoye was only sixteen when he made the Duchess of Sussex blush with his words and also apologized to Prince Harry for cuddling his wife. “She really is beautiful, innit?” he started with a bang.
The video was posted on the official Instagram page of the Sussex and pointed in the caption for the viewers to also pay attention to the rest of Okoye’s speech. “I want International Women’s Day to be a reminder for all of us to be a reminder of how strong our community is with women inside,” said Okoye.
His words of wisdom earned him a hug from Meghan Markle. And Okoye enjoyed it. But fear of crossing the line, the student took to writing an apology note. In the note, Okoye calls Meghan Markle “inspiration” and that expresses how “starstruck” he was. But the line that takes the cake is “I hope you didn’t mind me cuddling your wife“.
The note he wrote to be polite and respectful soon became viral and was published in nearly every tabloid. Given how charming Prince Harry has proved to be in his various public outings, we doubt that he would have wanted to pick a bone with a fellow lovely student in the first place.
But if were Suits coming his way, then the video on the Duchess’s official Instagram page that shows how she was the one who offered a hug first, would prove him innocent. This is no doubt one of the most heartwarming encounters with a royal.
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