Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Broke A Royal Rule For A Special Fan

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Members of the royal family rarely take photos with fans, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made an exception on Tuesday. While greeting well-wishers on a walkabout in Sydney, Australia, the Duchess of Sussex posed with a young girl for a photo, which the Duke captured himself.

The girl, who wore a shirt reading “Girls Can Do Anything,” caught the Duke of Sussex’s attention because of her uncanny resemblance to his wife. He even called the Duchess over to personally meet the fan. A video posted by a fan account @harry_meghan_updates shows the whole encounter in full.

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“We feel she looks a bit like you when you were younger,” one onlooker in the crowd told Markle, according to E! News. She replied, “I was literally about to say the same thing!”

Harry was so excited about his wife’s doppelgänger that he asked for someone’s camera and had Meghan pose with the girl and her friends for a photo.

For reference, this is what the Duchess of Sussex looked like as a child. (Yes, she was already fighting the patriarchy at such a young age.)

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Back in December, Markle told a fan, “We’re not allowed to do selfies,” when someone asked to take one with her during an engagement in Nottingham. It’s not official “protocol,” but the understood rule could be a preference of the Queen, who has said she “[misses] eye contact,” according to BBC.

But it seems royals still take photos with fans from time to time. Plus, Meghan’s photo with her new lookalike technically doesn’t count as a selfie, since Harry was the photographer.

That also wasn’t the only time the couple got in front of the camera with fans this week. Harry also posed for a photo with a member of the crowd during the walkabout.

Prince Harry

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And on their second day of tour, Meghan took a group photo with a few well-wishers.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.

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