Witness the Moment Meghan Markle Spotted an Old Friend From Instagram in the Crowd
During their first royal tour, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have surprised us over and over again with their ability to have truly personal, touching moments with fans as they navigate the huge crowds that have greeted them on every stop of their journey. From Harry's long-standing relationship with Australian pensioner Daphne Dunne, to Meghan comforting a sobbing fan, the royal couple have touched us with so many sweet moments. Meghan found time for one more in Auckland when she went on a walkabout with Harry and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden. Spotting a familiar face in the crowd holding a banner that said "It's Hannah from Instagram," Meghan was captured open-mouthed, saying "Oh my God" before greeting the fan. It turns out Meghan and Hannah used to speak via Instagram during her Suits days, before the duchess deactivated her social media profiles.
Hannah told 9Honey they talked about "Just random stuff — she'd tell me to do well at university and encouragement to be myself, so she means the world to me." The 20-year-old had previously received a video message from Meghan saying that she hoped they'd meet one day, and one fellow fan joked on Twitter afterward that the duchess's dream had finally come true. As well as getting to meet Meghan, Hannah was also able to give her a letter, which Meghan was spotted holding onto tightly as she continued meeting the crowds. Keep reading to see the sweet moment unfold for yourself.