What Prince Harry told crying Australian teen before breaking royal protocol

As thousands of royal watchers followed his every move through the streets of Melbourne, Prince Harry broke royal protocol and left one teenager in tears.

University student India Brown made her way out to the Royal Botanic Gardens, desperate to catch a glimpse of the prince and his new bride, but she became the envy of everyone when he accepted her offer of a hug.

Bursting into tears the 19-year-old wrapped her arms around the young royal, as he whispered into her ear.

“He just said ‘you are going to get me into trouble’,” she told reporters struggling to hold back tears.

Prince Harry hugs India as she bursts into tears. Image: Reuters
He whispered into her ear that she was going to get him in trouble for breaking royal protocol. Image: Reuters

“He is someone I have looked up to for many many years,” she told 7 News.

“Everything he stands for is amazing. I’ve loved that family since I was eight and I’ve followed them around the world.”

Despite running about 25 minutes behind schedule, Prince Harry and wife Meghan split up to try to say hello and shake hands with as many people as possible.

The walkabout took about half an hour, with several thousand people lining the drive to Government House on Thursday morning.

It’s not the first hug Prince Harry has received on his whirlwind tour of Australia.

At times the crowd broke into chants of “C’mon Harry c’mon, c’mon” and screams when the pair, Meghan dressed in a navy Dion Lee dress, a Martin Grant trench coat and Manolo Blahnik stilletos, showed affection towards each other.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have another packed itinerary for the third day of their Australian visit, as they prepare to launch the Invictus Games.