Prince Harry Was Mistaken for a Salesman While Out Buying the Sussex Family Christmas Tree

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went out to buy their family Christmas tree, a young boy on the lot mistook Harry for an employee.

  • The Sussex family is going to be spending the Christmas holiday season at their new home in Montecito, California so Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went shopping recently for their family Christmas tree.
  • Although the Sussexes tried to plan their shopping outing for a time when the Christmas tree lot would be as empty as possible, another family was also there shopping when they arrived.
  • According to Twitter user @imaJaaaaaames, who claims to work at the lot where the couple shopped, a young boy ran up to Harry during the outing and adorably mistook him for a Christmas tree salesman.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Montecito, California home (opens in new tab). Recently, the couple made a trip to a local Christmas tree lot to buy their first tree for their family's new home, and the outing included a very funny faux pas from one of their fellow shoppers.

According to Twitter user @imaJaaaaaames (opens in new tab), the Sussexes planned (opens in new tab) their shopping trip carefully to avoid busy times, but there was still another family picking out their tree when Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) arrived. Apparently, the family's young son did not recognize the royals—and actually thought Harry (opens in new tab) was a Christmas tree salesman. 

"Meghan and Prince Harry came into my work today and we sold them their Christmas Tree," @imaJaaaaaames wrote. "We had our lot empty when they got there - their agent promoted them a good time to come instead of us shutting it down. There was one family in there and their stoked little son ran through trees up to Harry and asked if he worked here not knowing who that is."

Too. Cute.

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