There’s a reason why Prince Harry hasn’t brought his girlfriend Meghan Markle to one of his royal engagements! While paying his respects at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance on Thursday, the Queen’s grandson spoke to bomb disposal expert Matt Weston about hiding his American love.
"I took the mickey and asked where his missus was and [Harry] said she wasn't here. I asked if she would come next time because she's awesome, and he said he couldn't hide her anywhere, but I said you wouldn't have to hide her,” the 28-year-old, who served in Afghanistan, told reporters. “I would love to meet her – I think she's very cool. [Harry’s] a very lucky man and she's brilliant."
VIEW GALLERY Prince Harry visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 9 Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage
Mr. Weston, from Taunton, Somerset, lost both of his legs when an improvised explosive device exploded in 2009 while he was serving with the Royal Engineers 33 Regiment. Matt has previously met Meghan’s royal beau. He said, "It was great seeing him again, I met him before at the Afghanistan and Iraq memorial unveiling."
During the engagement on November 9, Harry laid a wooden cross and chatted with veterans. The 33-year-old, who served in the army for ten years, also stopped to talk to seven-year-old Harrison Degiorgio-Lewis. Harrison's uncle Lieutenant Aaron Lewis, of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was killed in Afghanistan in 2008.
VIEW GALLERY The British royal joked about hiding his girlfriend Meghan Markle Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage
On Thursday, Harry recognized the little boy, who he met at the Abbey last year. Harrison was accompanied by his grandmother, Helen Lewis, who revealed: "He has been coming here for four years now to represent his uncle. Harry recognized him – they have a bond, as they share a birthday. Harry asked him about his uncle Aaron, and he said how proud he was."