It’s a joke only a prince could get away with.
Last week, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, spent three days in Morocco on a royal tour. When Meghan was congratulated on her pregnancy, Harry was overheard cheekily responding, “Is it mine?”
The couple were visiting a boarding house when one of the women approached Meghan and offered her her congratulations.
“I wish to say congratulations for your pregnancy,” she said.
Without skipping a beat, Harry turned to his wife and said, “Wait, you're pregnant?” Playing along, the Duchess responded with “Surprise!”, and that’s when Harry was caught ‘questioning’ the paternity of the baby.
He’s brushing up on those dad jokes, that’s for sure,
It’s no secret Harry has had quite the history of being a jokester. Whether it was hamming it up for the camera at an early age in the arms of his mother, the late Princess Diana, or getting a few public jabs in on his older brother, Prince William, about his receding hairline, there always seems to be a sly smile and a laugh emanating from the 34-year-old royal, and sixth in line to the British throne.
The primary purpose of the royal pair's jam-packed trip to Morocco this past week was to “see work being done to promote girl’s education, empower young people and support children from disadvantaged backgrounds,” according to a tweet from the official Kensington Palace Twitter account.
And they did not waste any time. While there, they visited several secondary schools and boarding houses, meeting with students and teachers alike. They even took in a football game at the Lycee Qualifiant Grand Atlas school.
The royal couple also spent time with Michael McHugo, the founder of Education for All, an organization that provides opportunities for secondary education to girls in the High Atlas mountain region of Morocco. Education for All also builds boarding houses and provides participants with meals, showers and other accommodation.
They visited the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports in Rabat as well, a program that uses equine therapy to benefit children with special needs, and of course, they also took the chance to sample some delicious local cuisine. When in Rome!
The couple’s busy trip ended with meeting King Mohammed VI of Morocco, where they presented him with an official letter from the Queen.
Fortunately, no ‘dad jokes’ were heard during this meeting!