A 5-year-old boy from California mistook Prince Harry for a Christmas tree salesman and asked him to find them the perfect Christmas tree.
Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, were buying holiday decorations for their home at a pop-up stand on Tuesday when the incident took place.
Page Six reported that this is the first Christmas that the couple will spend in California after they distanced themselves from the rest of the royal family a year ago.
The mix-up took place in Big Wave Dave’s Christmas Trees and Pumpkin Patch. It’s located outside a Macy’s in Santa Barbara and is quite near the couple’s home in Montecito.
While Meghan and Harry had arranged to have the entire place to themselves, the child and his parents had not quite finished up shopping yet.
The real Christmas tree salesman, James Almaguer, witnessed the interaction between the boy and Prince Harry. Almaguer stated that the couple came to his workplace for a Christmas tree which he sold to them. He added that the child ran through the trees to Harry and asked him if he worked there, having no clue who he was.
Almaguer further said that Harry seemed very “chill” and that Meghan sounded very kind. He said the couple seemed like very nice people.
Harry and Meghan are to fly to the UK soon with their 18-month-old son, Archie. They will quarantine in Frogmore Cottage for two weeks before she has to attend court on 11 January for her breach-of-copyright lawsuit against The Mail.
The Duchess of Sussex is filing a lawsuit against the tabloid because it published a letter that she had written to Thomas Markle, her father, without permission.
Harry and Meghan’s nonprofit, Archewell, is all set to launch. However, as reported by Harper’s Bazaar, they have already clarified that they don’t have any wish to compete with Queen Elizabeth II’s own honor awards with a potential recognition story. The couple has made quite clear that they do not feel any sense of rivalry with the monarchy.