Prince Harry stunned an admirer in Sydney on Thursday by leaning in for a kiss with the 21-year-old. On the last day of his month-long secondment with the Australian army, Harry visited the Sydney Opera House where he had a brief chat with Victoria McRae, a university student carrying a sign that read: "Marry me, last chance, Harry."
When the Prince told Victoria – who has asked Harry to marry her three times now – that he would have to get back to her on the proposal, she asked for a kiss instead.
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Victoria McRae gets her kiss with Prince Harry
"He let me kiss him on the cheek but then I went in for it. The rest was history," she excitedly told reporters. "It was everything – I'm very happy. I reminded him it was the third (proposal)."
Victoria had previously attempted to propose to Prince Harry two years ago, by paddling her kayak into the middle of Sydney harbour waving a flag that said "I (heart) U Harry", alongside her photo number. She was quickly removed by the city's water police.
Harry arrived by boat at the Opera House just before 12.30pm on Thursday, dressed in his army fatigues and wearing a beret. He was greeted by a large crowd of around 2,000 people, including a group of school children who got to speak directly to the Prince.
One seven-year-old schoolgirl decided to ask Harry: "What is good and bad about being a Prince?"
Prince Harry stopped to speak to a group of schoolchildren
"He said that the bad news was that he didn't live in a castle," the girl, named Destiny, told the Telegraph, with her friend later revealing that the Prince said the good bit was "he doesn't always have to wear a crown".
Harry's appearance at the Opera House was his final public appearance in Australia. On Saturday, he will embark on a week-long tour of New Zealand, before returning home – where he will meet his brand new baby niece, Princess Charlotte, for the very first time.
Huge crowds turned out to catch a glimpse of the popular Prince
On Wednesday, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, travelled from Kensington Palace to Amner Hall, with Princess Charlotte and her big brother Prince George.
Harry was asked about the new arrival to the royal family during his appearance in Sydney, and told well-wishers that the baby princess was "great".