Prince Harry Refuses To End Conversation With Widow As Staff Try To Move Him On

Everyone's favourite royal, Prince Harry, has done nothing but enhance his reputation during his first royal tour with Meghan Markle.

The Duke of Sussex has shown once again that he is the most relatable and charming of princes, whether he's blushing at compliments, breaking royal protocol or making really shit jokes.

But beyond just being a decent, normal guy, he is also a very compassionate man, as he recently demonstrated in Sydney.

The prince was scaling the iconic Harbour Bridge to raise the Invictus Games flag alongside the Australian, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and athletes from the games, when he met Gwen Cherne. The 41-year-old was invited to join the climb and talked to the prince about her husband, Australian special forces officer, Peter J. Cafe, who took his own life last year aged 48.

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Credit: PA

The pair chatted for around ten minutes and shared a hug, however, one of Harry's entourage reportedly tried to move him along before he was done and he sternly declined.

Speaking to People, Gwen said: "He stopped and said, 'I'm in a middle of a conversation, and I'm not going to leave this'."Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Go on Harry.

Gwen continued: "We were talking about my story and mental health and how difficult it is still, in our society, to talk about grief and loss and suicide. And how important things like the Invictus Games are to shedding light on, and allowing people to start to have these conversations that are great to have.

"He understood what I meant. When you understand loss, I think it's obvious."

The Invictus Games was originally launched by Prince Harry in 2014 and is comprised of an array of adapted sports, such as wheelchair basketball and indoor rowing, which allow veteran and injured armed service personnel to compete against one another. The games are being held in Sydney and the event closes on Saturday.

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Credit: PA

Gwen heaped praise on the prince and Meghan following their encounter on the bridge.

She said: "[Harry and Meghan] are doing so much good with their place in the world, using their power and their privilege. Many of our leaders could learn from that.

"They are changing peoples' lives because of it. They are changing the way we are looking at mental health globally because they care, they are paying attention to it, and flying that Invictus Games flag. That is changing - and saving - lives every single day."

Well said Gwen.

The royal couple have now reached the halfway point of their 16 day tour after touching down in Fiji.

... We have more lovely antics to look forward to yet no doubt.

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Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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