‘Can I Hug You?’: Meghan Markle Shares Embrace During Windsor Walkabout

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, shared a hug with a young well wisher on Saturday, September 10, after she and Prince Harry joined the Prince and Princess of Wales for a walkabout near Windsor Castle after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Video by Isabelle Charters shows the duchess approaching a group of people to thank them for being there.

One of the group asks if she can hug Meghan, to which the duchess responds “of course” before leaning in for an embrace.

Charters told Storyful: “We got so excited when we heard she was going to be there, you can hear the shock in our voices as she approaches us. She was so kind and sweet, a genuinely lovely soul, and I wanted people to see that.” Credit: Isabelle Charters via Storyful

Video transcript

- Very good.

PRINCE HARRY: Very good. It's new, but it's good.

- Oh my God, hi!

MEGHAN MARKLE: What's your name?

- Amelka.

MEGHAN MARKLE: Amelka? Oh, how beautiful.

- Thank you.

MEGHAN MARKLE: Thank you for being here. It means so much to the family. We appreciate it.

- Thank you.

MEGHAN MARKLE: How long have you been waiting?

- Oh, like two hours.

MEGHAN MARKLE: Oh, goodness! OK, well, hopefully you'll be able to get back home soon. We appreciate you being here.

- Can I hug you?

MEGHAN MARKLE: Of course!

- Oh my goodness! Thank you. You're so lovely. You're literally so beautiful.

- Very good.

PRINCE HARRY: Very good. It's new, but it's good.

- Oh my God, hi!

MEGHAN MARKLE: What's your name?

- Amelka.

MEGHAN MARKLE: Amelka? Oh, how beautiful.

- Thank you.

MEGHAN MARKLE: Thank you for being here. It means so much to the family. We appreciate it.

- Thank you.

MEGHAN MARKLE: How long have you been waiting?

- Oh, like two hours?

MEGHAN MARKLE: Oh goodness. OK, well, hopefully you'll be able to get back home soon. We appreciate you being here.

- Can I hug you?

MEGHAN MARKLE: Of course!

- Oh my goodness. Thank you. You're so lovely. You're literally so beautiful.