Prince Harry already had a marriage proposal and a selfie rejection during his trip to Australia and New Zealand, and now he has another milestone to check off — making a baby cry.
The royal younger brother was visiting the War Memorial Centre in Whanganui, New Zealand, on Thursday and greeting some well wishers when he came across six-month-old Sammy Kedrewaca. Prince Harry gave a smile to the youngster and reached his hand out, but the baby responded by breaking out into tears.
“Harry said he was really cute then tried to shake his hand, but he got scared and started to cry,” Sammy’s mother, Emeline, told The Daily Telegraph. “He just stepped back and said sorry. He was so lovely.”
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It’s been an eventful few weeks for Prince Harry. The trip to the region — which is part of Harry’s military training and outreach — started off with the Prince shooting down a young fan who wanted to take a selfie with him.
“Selfies are bad,” he told the teenage fan. “Just take a normal picture.”
Harry also got a marriage proposal on his last day in Australia before heading to New Zealand, and this week met with his boyhood teacher, the same one who helped console him after the loss of his mother.
Speaking to Sky News royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills, Harry said that he’s reached the point in his life where he’s ready to settle down
“There come times when you think now is the time to settle down, or now is not, whatever way it is, but I don’t think you can force these things, it will happen when it’s going to happen.”
But Harry acknowledged that he was quite a ways away from having a baby, and said for now he was focusing on enjoying his time in New Zealand.
“Of course I would love to have kids right now but there’s a process that one has to go through and tours like this are great fun.”
Apparently, even making a baby cry can’t spoil the fun for Prince Harry.
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