Meghan Markle secretly recorded a sweet voice message for a young fan, and got Prince Harry to play it to her during an official engagement.
According to The Nottingham Post, 14-year-old Aleyna Genc has ben writing and receiving letters from the Duchess of Sussex for two years.
They struck up a friendship after the teenager, who battled a brain tumour when she was a child, reached out to Meghan after watching her UN Women advert.
Aleyna told the newspaper: “I wanted to tell her that she had inspired me and so I sent her a letter. We have been sending letters back and forth ever since then.”
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Prince Harry happened to visit Aleyna’s school, the Nottingham Academy, on Thursday and got the chance to meet Meghan’s pen pal face-to-face.
Aleyna was disappointed that Meghan wasn’t there with him, but after their initial meeting, she said Harry guided her away from the crowd and played a special voicemail from his wife.
She said: “I have been sending Meghan letters for around two years now and she sent me a voice note which I got to listen to on Harry’s phone. She basically wished me well.”
On meeting the Duke of Sussex, she added: “It was amazing. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I have already got to do it. He hugged me at the end too. He is so different to what I expected.”