Prince Harry Meets His Mini-Me at an ICC Cricket World Cup Match
A Prince Harry look-alike stops at nothing to make himself noticed in the course of a visit from the Royals in London, at the ICC Cricket World Cup Match.
In a bid to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, several children presented the Anthem at the beginning of the game. The hearts of the new parents were mesmerized by the kids' warm welcome. But what struck Prince Harry's were the similarities a youngster shared with him.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
The boy who had a baseball cap on also had a freckled face and was red-haired. However, the Prince announced the open of the match shortly afterward with a great speech. He said:
"Goodluck to all the teams and thank you to everyone who has played a part in making this tournament happen. Trust me; you won't want to miss any of it. I am now honored to declare the men's World cup 2019 open."
"Today, the Duke of Sussex opened the @ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, a six-weeks tournament featuring the world's top ten cricket teams...To inspire kids all over the world in the power of sports...on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, best of luck to everyone taking part in the @ICC Cricket World Cup 2019…"
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Today, The Duke of Sussex opened the @ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, a six-week tournament featuring the world’s top ten cricket teams - nine of which represent Commonwealth countries. As His Royal Highness said in his speech this morning: “The first ever cricket World Cup took place in England in 1975 and I'm delighted that the UK will once again play host to this wonderful global sporting event featuring ten incredible teams who, thanks to the UK’s cultural diversity, will feel as though they are competing in front of a home crowd every time they take to the field.” Today marks the fifth time England has hosted the Cricket World Cup. Tournaments like the @cricketworldcup are a huge opportunity to inspire kids all over the world in the power of sport - encouraging them to participate in activity that fosters teamwork, supports an active lifestyle, and builds a deep sense of community. Yesterday Her Majesty the Queen and The Duke hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup team captains at Buckingham Palace, and today His Royal Highness met with young people involved in cricket youth engagement programmes and local school children from the Henry Fawcett School. Over the next six weeks, over one million people are expected to attend cricket matches and World Cup activations in the eleven host venues across England and Wales, with a further 1.5 billion watching around the world. On behalf of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, best of luck to everyone taking part in the @ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - and a big thank you to all those staff and volunteers, supporters and fans who will make these next six weeks so special.
Meanwhile, in Wellington, 7-year-old Harry wore a contagious smile as he held high above his head a sign which had bold letters signifying his name. He shared certain features with the Prince as well.
His mother, Nicola Smith, was thrilled when she revealed how the Royal couple conversed fluently with herself and her son. Their love and adoration towards young children are apparent in the way they speak and handle the kids they meet in their outings, even before they became parents.
Meghan Markle shared as much love as Harry when she noticed a girl who shared a resemblance with her on one occasion while they were at the surroundings of Sydney Opera House.
The Prince took a picture of Meghan's mini-me as his wife also complimented the young chap who had a shirt with the words "Girls can do anything."
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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a family of 53 countries working together to promote democracy, protect human rights, regenerate the environment, and focus not on what makes us different - but rather what we have in ‘common.’ What unites us versus what divides us. Representing nearly one third of the world’s population, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, the Commonwealth also serves as a champion for youth empowerment, which is a key focus of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Her Majesty The Queen serves as patron of the @queens_commonwealth_trust, which Their Royal Highnesses proudly serve as President and Vice-President of. The Duke is also Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Through The Duke and Duchess’ Commonwealth travels, they have worked with and supported young leaders on mobilizing youth engagement, and working towards a more unified future that spearheads progress, sustainability, optimism, and taking action. With that said, Mozambique, a member state of the Commonwealth, is currently enduring Cyclone Kenneth, the most destructive natural disaster the northern coast has ever experienced. On the heels of Cyclone Idai (where over 1000 people lost their lives) this cyclone will leave the people of Mozambique victim to catastrophic flooding, food insecurity, displacement, and obliteration of their homes and villages. If you’d like to help, please visit DEC.org.uk Photo credit: Chris Jackson & Samir Hussein
Whether it's a Harry or Meghan look-alike, the duo has established their genuine fondness for little kids which shows that they will be excellent parents!