Pass the real tissues, please!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, after a three-hour flight from Sydney, Australia, to begin the final stage of their 16-day tour, and the crowd was as crazy as in Melbourne to meet them . .
After the couple visited the Pukeahu National War Memorial to pay their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior (a "symbol of remembrance for all New Zealanders who did not make the trip home after serving their country abroad" ), they found overcrowded lines of supporters, including a teenage fanatic who started sobbing once he met future mom Meghan.
The fan burst into tears when Meghan approached her, and the king is seen comforting her by holding her hands.
"The absolute hysteria here in #Wellington includes a fanatic sob that was comforted by the Duchess herself," wrote royalty journalist Natalie Oliveri. "Meghan spent a lot of time talking to the crying teenager, one of the sweetest moments in #royaltour so far!"
This is not the first fantastical outburst the couple has encountered during their tour: another fan broke up in (very happy!) Tears after Harry pulled her in for a sweet hug in Melbourne.
"Prince Harry hugged me," said India Brown, 19, The Herald Sun. "I've loved that family since I was eight years old and I've followed them all over the world."
"It was an opportunity like that and I just went for it," Brown told the store. "I did not expect it to happen because it's really against protocol."
"I said, 'I know it's against the real protocol, but can I give myself a hug?", Brown said. "He hugged me and I burst into tears. He just said, "Oh, you're going to get me in trouble." "
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Gov. Dame Patsy Reddy organized a welcome reception at the Government House in Wellington for the royal couple, where Meghan gave a speech to celebrate the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women's suffrage.