Prince Harry Reunites With 97-Year-Old Admirer Daphne Dunne, Launches 2018 Invictus Games Countdown In Australia

Reunited and it feels so royal.

Prince Harry reunited with a fan in Sydney, Australia, and the two had a very sweet moment.

While down under promoting the Invictus Games, Prince Harry was greeting fans outside in the pouring rain. He went through the crowd shaking hands, taking cups of tea (really!) and greeting those waiting to meet him; then he recognized a familiar face.

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Daphne Dunne, 97, was greeted with a royal peck on the cheek from Prince Harry when he got to her in the crowd. The two met in 2015 when Prince Harry was serving his month-long attachment with the Australian Defence Force.

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Dunne bore late husband Albert Chowne’s medals, including his posthumously awarded Victoria Cross for his efforts during the Second World War.

“He kissed me on the other cheek this time,” she told The Telegraph. He really is a lovely young [man] and he’s warm and genuine and really cares about the injured servicemen and women, he’s doing a fantastic job supporting them.”

Photo credit: Splash
Photo credit: Splash

On Wednesday, Prince Harry, along with Australian Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, spoke at the launch of the 2018 Invictus Games at Cosgrove’s official Sydney residence, Admiralty House, on Sydney Harbour. Also in attendance were several Invictus athletes.

“Sport is what would make the difference. Sport would help these guys and girls fix their lives and reconnect with those around them. And the spectacle of sport combined with stories of recovery against the odds would inspire everyone who saw it,” Harry said of the Games and its participants.

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