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Prince Harry receives declaration of love on Caribbean tour as Prince William comments on Meghan Markle statement

Gemma Strong

Prince Harry's appeal is certainly far-reaching! The 32-year-old came face-to-face with one of his biggest female fans during a visit to Vermont Village in Saint Vincent on Saturday, as part of his two-week-long tour of the Caribbean. Avis Collins, 54, couldn't contain her excitement as she met with the royal. "Love you," she exclaimed, smiling and holding his hand, to which Harry reciprocated, "Love you!" According to the Mirror, which shared a video of the exchange, Avis also asked one of their reporters to give her phone number to the charming prince.

Of course, Avis is sadly out of luck; Harry confirmed his romance with American actress Meghan Markle in an official – and unprecedented – statement released on 8 November.

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Prince Harry and fan Avis Collins declared their love for one another during the royal's visit to Saint Vincent

His older brother Prince William, meanwhile, released his own statement at the weekend to set the record straight on rumours  he was unhappy with Harry's decision to go public with his romance. "The Duke of Cambridge absolutely understands the situation concerning privacy and supports the need for Prince Harry to support those closest to him," it read.

An insider told the Telegraph: "They don't issue statements like that without talking to each other, and they talked about the Meghan Markel statement extensively in advance of it being put out.

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Prince William released a statement supporting his brother's decision to go public with his romance with Meghan Markle

"The Duke was as alarmed as anyone about what was happening with Meghan. No-one wanted to have to put that statement out, including Prince Harry, and there was concern about confirming the relationship. But over the course of one weekend things escalated to the extent that Prince Harry felt he had to act."

Suits actress Meghan, 35, has so far not commented on her romance with Harry. She recently returned home to LA from Canada, where she finished filming season six of the show, to celebrate Thanksgiving with her loved ones.