A 16-year-old could not hold his enthusiasm and hugged the Duchess of Sussex when she visited his school. The boy later wrote to Prince Harry to apologize for breaking the royal protocol.
Meghan Markle visited Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham, East London ahead of International Women's Day and hugged a student on stage. By doing so, the young guy broke the royal protocol. The teen boy, it has been reported, later wrote a letter to Prince Harry to apologize for hugging the duchess.
"Dear Harry and Meghan. Harry, hope you don't mind me writing this letter. I hope you didn't mind me cuddling your wife. I was just overwhelmed and shocked to see her arrive at my school. It was a pleasure to hear her speech and to speak in front of her as well. She is truly inspirational. I nearly met you [Harry] last year when you came to east London to open the future youth zone but I was away with the school. I hope to meet you one day," 16-year-old Aker Okoye wrote in his letter.
"Good luck for the future, with kind regards."
Okoye went on stage and also gave a message regarding women. "International Women's Day is a reminder to everyone that women can do it all and do it all. This is more of a message to all you guys. Maybe this Sunday could be the one day we don't look at women as objects," he said.
Meghan responded to the hug with great delight and spoke about women of the future.
"It is such an honor for me to be here today. When we thought about what I wanted to do for International Women's Day this year, for me it was incredibly important to be with the women of our future. And that is all of you young women here, as well as you young men who play a very large part in this. I think specifically coming to your school made a lot of sense for me because of this social justice and the impact that it's rooted in," she said.