Video shows the adorable moment this 5-year-old strokes Prince Harry's beard
No matter what you think about the British royal family, you sort of have to admit that Meghan and Harry are a totally adorable couple. In every picture of the Duke and Duchess, they're always smiling and looking at one another with the sort of gross lovey-doveyness that you rarely get to see between husbands and wives - and that cuteness has increased by approximately a bajillion per cent since it was announced that they're expecting a baby in the spring.
But as well as being super sweet to one another, the pair are always warm and kind with their fans and admirers.
So, while on their tour through Oceania, which is still underway, Meghan and Harry have had plenty of opportunities to meet and speak to people who had gathered to see them - and some of their interactions were simply precious.
For the second day of their tour, the royal couple flew to the Australian town of Dubbo in order to visit the aeromedical association Royal Flying Doctor Service and speak to local farmers about how they had been coping with a recent drought.
As they got off the plane, they were greeted by a group of schoolchildren - one of whom was especially excited to meet the duke and duchess.
Pictures from the event show how the husband and wife made their way down a line of awaiting children, waving and smiling to each one, before approaching one cheeky little five-year-old who was just desperate for a hug. So, of course, Meghan and Harry obliged.
But the little boy didn't stop there. After embracing the Duke of Sussex, he reached out and began stroking Harry's beard - much to everyone's amusement.
The adorable moment was caught on video, which you can see here:
It's already clear from their interactions with the little ones that Meghan and Harry are going to make excellent parents, and they're obviously really excited to welcome their first child next year.
The official announcement that a new royal baby was on the way came about on Monday after Kensington Palace updated their social media with the following message:
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.
"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."
Since then, Meghan and Harry have been inundated with gifts and congratulations from the well-wishers that they have met while on their royal tour. And, though we can't say for sure, it seems as if their interaction with the five-year-old beard-admirer may have been their favourite meet-and-greet so far.
Meanwhile, he's probably just happy that he got to pet a guy's beard. Overall, then, a good experience all round!