Prince Harry Offers A Student A Job On The Spot

Prince Harry is just an awesome member of the Royal Family - surely, there's no doubting that? He breaks protocol, hugs people and holds hands with his wife. Now he's just been a spot on bloke and offered a student a job on the spot.

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During the last leg of their Royal Tour the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited a youth mental health event in a community cafe in Wellington, New Zealand - this is where they took a shine to waitress and host 19-year-old Lucia Kennedy.

When she was asked about herself the student explained she lost many of her friends and family when a deadly earthquake hit Christchurch when she was only 12.

In the wake of it the teen started 'Luminary Legacies' - a 'happiness project' which aims to empower people to strive for an achieve their dreams.

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Lucia told Stuff she was really nervous when the pair entered the shop, but she clearly had no need to be as Harry offered her a job.

She said: "They came up the stairs in the Maranui Cafe, I was introduced and basically had a chat to them. Then I took them around all the participants and kept the conversation going at the next two tables.

"I said to Harry, 'I finish uni in two years, I'd love to come and work for you'. He said 'we'd love to have you, just give us a yell when you come over we'll sort it out'."

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The event the pair attended was aimed at battling any stigma around talking about mental health - a subject close to the Prince. Harry has spoken about his own battles with mental health and loss - he is one of the founding patrons of the charity Heads Together along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - in the past and was incredibly impressed by the 19-year-old.

Now all Lucia has to do it complete her double degree in commerce and psychology - majoring in marketing and information first.

Lucia added: "It was about turning it into an everyday conversation that we relate to normally and not so much about shame."

She described Harry and Meghan as 'authentic' and able to put the event-goers at ease quickly.

She said: ""They were so authentic. Everyone was nervous but as soon as they walked in it was like they brought a calming presence."

New Zealand is the last stop for the royal power-couple on their first international tour - prior to this the pair visited Fiji, Tonga and Australia.

On the first day of the tour the world was treated to the happy news the couple would be expecting their first baby which is due in Spring time.

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Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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