In Humorous Mood Prince Harry Tells Aussie Crowd Not To Give Large Flowers to Megan

Published October 16th, 2018 - 09:19 GMT
Prince Harry and Meghan are set to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (AFP/File)
Prince Harry and Meghan are set to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (AFP/File)

Prince Harry has hilariously told off a crowd of Australian spectators at Taronga Zoo after a spectator handed Meghan Markle a large bouquet of flowers.

The gesture, which was caught on video, shows the very relaxed couple entering the Sydney sanctuary surrounded by police guard and their entourage.

A lavish floral gift was handed to the Duchess of Sussex, who looked stunning in a white Karen Gee midi dress on her first appearance since announcing their pregnancy.

In the video, the Duke of Sussex, strides towards her in a navy suit and takes one look at the present before turning to the excited crowd waiting patiently behind the barricades.

Pointing a cheeky index finger at the press and onlookers, Prince Harry retorts: 'You can't give flowers that big to my wife, what is that all about?'

The crowd laughs as a glowing Meghan joins him, saying: 'Thank you for my flowers!'

It would appear she was unaware who had bought the gift for her, but it was Fitzy & Wippa show newsreader Matt De Groot.

Social media was awash with love for the very sweet footage, with some suggesting it was their 'favourite video of Harry ever'.

'You've got to love Harry,' another added.

At Taronga Zoo, the couple were invited to stroke two koalas and their joeys, who were named Harry and Meghan in honour of the royal wedding in May.

The Duchess called the animals 'so, so sweet', shyly touching a koala named Ruby who sat sleepily on a lower branch in the small, open enclosure.

The Duke was more forthcoming, reaching to pet the koala with the encouragement of keepers, and admiring their healthy coats and quizzing keeper Suzie MacNamara about their diet and sleeping habits.

The couple were also shown wallabies and quokkas in their enclosures, leaning on the zoo's low fences to admire them and watch them being fed.

Accompanied by the premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian, they spent around five minutes with the koalas, Ruby and Wattle, whose joeys were named Meghan and Harry as a wedding gift from the people of the region.

In a private moment away from the cameras, they couple were also given a stuffed toy version of the animal in celebration of their baby news. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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