Prince Harry's Reaction to Fan in Bristol Showing Him a Picture of Princess Diana Was So Emotional

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This week, the big royal family news came when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Bristol (opens in new tab). The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) braved the snow to greet fans before a tour of Bristol Old Vic, which just happens to be the world's oldest working theatre (something that a former professional actress can truly appreciate? Yeah, we think so).

Ahead of the tour, Harry (opens in new tab) and Meghan (opens in new tab) ignored the cold and the flurries of admittedly photogenic snow and put in some requisite schmoozing-with-the-people time while talking with a truly adorable gaggle of elementary school children who had turned out to meet them. Accompanying those cute kids were some dedicated, royal-loving parents—including one who shared a sweet moment with Harry during the meet and greet.

The woman got Harry's attention (opens in new tab) and showed him an old picture of his late mother, Princess Diana (opens in new tab), from a trip she took to Thornbury (opens in new tab) in Bristol 25 years ago.

Harry was visibly moved by the photo and told the woman that he actually recognized the picture and the woman told Harry (opens in new tab) about the time her mom met his mom (apparently the woman's mother had been so nervous, she almost didn't let go of the flowers she had brought along as a gift for Diana).

The touching exchange was caught on video and a clip was The Royal Family Channel (opens in new tab) on Twitter.

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"Prince Harry was stopped by a woman in Bristol who showed him a picture of his mother Princess Diana from 25-years-ago," the Royal Family Channel wrote along with the video. "Visibly touched, the Duke tells her to look after the photograph."

No, we're not crying. We're just heart-wrenching Princess Diana stories (opens in new tab)?

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.