Schoolboy, 16, tells Prince Harry 'sorry' for hugging Meghan

‘I hope you didn’t mind me cuddling your wife’: Schoolboy, 16, writes letter to Prince Harry to say sorry for breaking Royal protocol by hugging Meghan Markle but insists he was just ‘overwhelmed and shocked’ to see the Duchess at his school

  • Head boy Aker Okoye told the Duchess of Sussex she was ‘really beautiful’
  • The cheeky 16-year-old broke protocol and gave Meghan Markle a cuddle
  • He penned a light-hearted apology to Prince Harry to say he was ‘overwhelmed’
  • Meghan visited the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham, Essex last week

The schoolboy who hugged Meghan Markle and told her she was ‘really beautiful’ has apologised to Prince Harry for the protocol-breaking cuddle.

Head boy Aker Okoye received a rapturous applause when he bounded on stage to embrace the Duchess of Sussex during her visit to his east London school on Friday.

The cheeky 16-year-old has now penned a light-hearted apology to Prince Harry after admitting he was ‘overwhelmed and shocked’ to see the Duchess.

Meghan was visiting Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham to give a talk for International Women’s Day in what was her final solo engagement as a working member of the Royal Family.

But it was the star-struck Aker who stole the spotlight when he leaned in to give the Duchess a kiss – much to the amusement of his classmates.

Pictured: the Duchess of Sussex smiles as head boy Aker Okoye address a school assembly during her surprise visit to the Robert Clack Upper School in Essex, March 6, 2020

Pictured: Meghan goes to embrace Aker, who tells the assembly the Duchess is ‘beautiful’

Pictured: the Duchess then embraces Aker, who cannot believe what is happening

Pictured: Aker’s face is a joy to behold as he hugs Meghan in front of 700 pupils. Aker gave his view on why men should be involved in the fight for women’s equality 

He then excitedly boomed into the microphone: ‘She really is beautiful innit?’

The teenager has now revealed that it was ‘the best day of my life so far’ and insisted Meghan found his overzealous approach ‘funny’.

However he did feel compelled to apologise to Prince Harry in a hand-written letter, reported by the Sun.

‘Dear Harry and Meghan. Harry, hope you don’t mind me writing this letter,’ he wrote.

‘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.’

Aker told the Sun that he was ‘thankfully single’ as he had ‘no idea’ how a girlfriend would have reacted to his encounter with the Duchess.


Pictured: Meghan smiles as Aker speaks during a school assembly in support of International Women’s Day. Aker broke protocol and kissed Meghan on the cheek

Pictured: Meghan smiles as Aker speaks during a school assembly in support of International Women’s Day. Aker broke protocol and kissed Meghan on the cheek 

Pictured: Meghan speaking with pupils at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham, during a surprise visit to celebrate International Women’s Day

Picture: the Duchess poses with schoolchildren in Essex, making the ‘Equality’ sign

Pictured: Meghan arrives to visit the Robert Clack School in Essex, March 6, 2020

Pictured: radian Meghan is greeted by staff and younger pupils who hand her flowers

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