He may be one the of most recognizable men on the planet, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is aware of exactly what Prince Harry looks like — and one student reminded him of that fact recently.
The Duke of Sussex, 34, found himself with young students at St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School on Tuesday, March 19, where he was planting a tree as part of his family’s tradition. According to People, while kids chanted his name, one boy wasn’t exactly convinced of the royal’s true identity.
“One of them tapped him and said, ‘When is Prince Harry coming?’” teaching assistant Philomena Frattura revealed. “He said, ‘But I’m Prince Harry.’ The student then said, ‘When is the real Prince Harry coming?’”
“Harry replied, ‘I’m the real Harry. I’ve just had my hair cut for the occasion.’”
According to Philomena, the young student, 4-year-old Emmanuel Osei, was eventually persuaded that the royal was legit and even got a high-five from Harry. “They think a prince should have a crown,” Diane Redmond, a learning mentor, explained. Meghan Markle‘s husband, after we assume proved he is who he said he was to everyone, went on to plant saplings in the school’s outdoor nature area.
The father-to-be has had numerous memorable encounters with students through his various school visits. Back in April 2016, while filming a children’s TV show, the duke was asked by a young boy if he’s next in line for the British throne. “Are you ever going to be king?” a 9-year-old named Tristan asked the royal.
“That’s the question everybody wanted, let’s be honest! You’ll be glad to know, probably not!” Harry responded. “Oh, look at the disappointment! I love that! I’m going to give you a high-five.” Afterwards, Tristan expressed his desire for Harry to be king.
“I just want Prince Harry to do what he wants, what he really, really wants,” he explained. “I think it would be a fun experience for him to be king. I would love to see him be king.” The adorable meter just broke, folks.