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Meghan Markle comforts shy five-year-old Kiwi boy broke down tears meeting royal couple cafe 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear poised to become perfect first-time parents, taking the time to comfort a shy child who broke down in tears ahead of meeting them.

Joe Young, five, wiped away his tears as theDuchess of Sussex knelt down to comfort him.

The little boy, who attends Houghton Valley School in Wellington, New Zealand, was lined up with other children outside Wellington’s Maranui Cafe, hoping to get a glimpse of the royal couple.  

He and a handful of fellow students were lucky enough to meet the Duke and Duchess and lined up patiently.

 

Five-year-old Joe Young wiped away his tears as the Duchess of Sussex knelt down to his eye level to comfort him

They took turns shaking the hands of the royals and introducing themselves.

Little Joe, who was the last in the line, could barely bring himself to look up from his wide-brimmed hat when a teacher stepped in to give him a much-needed cuddle.

As Meghan made her way down the line, she noticed the adorable child and attempted to comfort him, offering a warm smile and gentle hand to his chest. 

The little boy, who attends Houghton Valley School in Wellington, New Zealand, was lined up with other children outside Wellington's Maranui Cafe, hoping to get a glimpse of the royal couple

The little boy, who attends Houghton Valley School in Wellington, New Zealand, was lined up with other children outside Wellington’s Maranui Cafe, hoping to get a glimpse of the royal couple

Little Joe, who was the last in the line, could barely bring himself to look up from his wide-brimmed hat when a teacher stepped in to give him a much-needed cuddle

Little Joe, who was the last in the line, could barely bring himself to look up from his wide-brimmed hat when a teacher stepped in to give him a much-needed cuddle

Slowly but surely, the little boy came around and took his hands away from his face. 

The pair were then joined by Prince Harry, who mirrored Meghan’s maternal instincts by kneeling and attempting to speak with the little boy. 

He, too, reached out to pat little Joe and tickle his belly.

Stuff reported the Houghton Bay school principal Monica Mercury attempted to coerce the little one into shaking Harry’s hand.

‘I was trying to get Harry to shake hands with him. Harry said: ‘Don’t worry about it — he’s shy’.’ 

Meghan told him he was ‘really cute and really shy,’ Ms Mercury added. 

‘Joe was very nervous and Harry was very nice with him too.’ 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear poised to become perfect first-time parents, taking the time to comfort a shy child who broke down in tears ahead of meeting them

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear poised to become perfect first-time parents, taking the time to comfort a shy child who broke down in tears ahead of meeting them

The young student’s meeting with the Duke and Duchess wasn’t pre-planned.

Michelle Pontifex, a teacher at the school the children attend, decided to walk them down to the cafe, saying the opportunity was too good to miss.

‘It’s just an experience, it’s not every day they get to experience something like this in their neighbourhood.’

‘What little girl and what little boy doesn’t want to see a princess and a prince. It’s almost fairytale like.’ 

Mother-to-be Meghan, wearing black Outland jeans, a Jac+Jack top and a grey Club Monaco coat, gifted the youngsters with cakes from inside the cafe. 

The loved-up royals met with the hard workers who dedicate their time to advocating for and supporting people who struggle with mental health issues. 

Inside the cafe, they flitted between tables discussing the plight of the individuals who had joined them, with Prince Harry discussing the necessity to normalise discussions surrounding mental illness. 

The pair were then joined by Prince Harry, who mirrored Meghan's maternal instincts by kneeling and attempting to speak with the little boy

The pair were then joined by Prince Harry, who mirrored Meghan’s maternal instincts by kneeling and attempting to speak with the little boy

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