War widow Daphne Dunne received the ultimate gift on Friday with a special message from her favorite young royal on her 99th birthday.
The royal fan, famous for having stolen a few kisses from Prince Harry during his visits to Down Under, was best surprised this week when she received a letter from the 34-year old.
During an episode of the Today show on Friday morning, Daphne received the note written especially for her by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
When she sat up in her hospital bed, the widow seemed happy that Prince Harry had reached her after she said “he wouldn’t even think about it [her birthday]”.
The young royals sent their ‘warmest wishes’ to their favorite Aussie, who had the privilege of meeting Meghan for the first time during her tour through Australia last year.
“Dear Daphne, my wife and I send our best wishes for your 99th birthday on Friday” began the letter from Prince Harry.
“We hope you have a wonderful party surrounded by family and friends and that you have managed to escape from the hospital. Congratulations on achieving this important and impressive milestone for your centenary year next year.
When they told on the morning program on Friday, Daphne’s daughter Michelle Haywood explained that a friend had contacted Harry by e-mail to inform him of the widow’s birthday and received an answer from one day to the Others. The loving daughter said they were “so excited” that he had stretched out and “they all got goose bumps.”
“I really think Harry and Meghan have had mommy because of this terrible disease she’s had,” said Michelle. “She’s still very sick … and I think the card will be the one she’s going through.”
Daphne, who became infamous for the prince’s heart when she first met four years ago, managed to get her third kiss last year from her beloved royal family. The war widow met Harry earlier when he was in Australia in 2015, and was the town’s speech after the young royal stoop to give her a kiss on the cheek.
Two years later, the couple crossed again when they kissed and hugged each other after waiting for him in the pouring rain in Sydney when Prince Harry was in town to announce that his popular Invictus Games were traveling to Australia.
Then, last October, after waiting for him all morning at the Sydney Opera House, Daphne and Harry shared another sweet moment. While the duke and duchess of Sussex made their way through the waiting benefactors, the prince caught a glimpse of Daphne and made a bee line for her and planted another kiss on her cheek.
Meghan quickly abandoned them and the royal couple spent a few minutes with Daphne, who at one point put her hand on Harry’s face before his wife Meghan kissed her on the cheek and thanked her for her kind words.
Daphne also gave the pair what looked like a thoughtful home-made card with a nice picture of Harry and the 99-year-old on the cover.