Prince Harry offers student a job on the spot once she's done with college

Prince Harry offers student a job on the spot once she's done with college

Meeting a royal can be nerve-racking. What do you call them? Can you speak first? Do you have to bow?

But Prince Harry proved himself, once again, as a royal who throws protocol out the window, when he recently offered a student a job on the spot, once she's finished her college degree.

Harry and Meghan Markle were visiting a youth mental health event in a community cafe in Wellington, New Zealand when they met 19-year-old Lucia Kennedy.

Prince Harry Credit: Getty

Lucia told Stuff she was really nervous when the pair entered the shop, but she clearly had no need to be, as the visit went marvelously.

"They came up the stairs in the Maranui Cafe, I was introduced and basically had a chat to them," said Lucia. "Then I took them around all the participants and kept the conversation going at the next two tables."

The event was aimed at helping eradicate the stigma around mental health and the conversation revolved around making it a part of everyday conversation, rather than a subject of shame

An activist herself, Lucia is no stranger to helping people out, having set up two projects since being affected by the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011.

Aged 12, Lucia created Take A Chance, which tells the stories of high achieving people and is described on the website as a "place where everyone supports each other to reach their goals and in the process make a lasting difference to kids and teens who want big futures."

Meghan Markle with children in New Zealand Credit: Getty

Then, last year, she founded Luminary Legacies, which aims to acknowledge those "living their best lives" and empower people to live their dreams.

Needless to say, her track record is majorly impressive - and it seems her hard work made an impression on the Duke of Sussex, who offered her future employment.

Lucia explained: "I said to Harry, 'I finish uni in two years, I'd love to come and work for you'. He said 'we'd love to have you, just give us a yell when you come over we'll sort it out'."

If Harry keeps his promise, all Lucia has to do it complete her double degree in commerce and psychology and she heads over to England to work for the royal family. Pretty incredible, right?

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 30: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex meet the public on a walkabout in Viaduct Harbour on October 30, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) Credit: Getty

The teenager added that Harry and Meghan were "authentic" and able to put the event-goers at ease quickly. "They were so authentic. Everyone was nervous but as soon as they walked in it was like they brought a calming presence," she said.

In addition, she discussed her traumatic experience in the 2011 earthquake further, revealing to Stuff that her family had lost some friends to it.

"I was at school when the earthquake happened," she said. "We had a few family friends who passed away because of the earthquakes. We did also lose our house... we are still in the process of rebuilding that. While it has had a negative impact I wanted to do something positive. Even though we live in a broken city, everybody deserves opportunities."

With Lucia's heart of gold, it's no wonder Harry is keen to hire her.