The schoolboy who kissed Meghan Markle on the cheek wrote a letter to Prince Harry apologizing for 'cuddling your wife'

  • The 16-year-old schoolboy who called Meghan Markle "beautiful" and kissed her on the cheek has apologized to Prince Harry for "cuddling your wife."
  • Aker Okoye met the Duchess of Sussex during the royal's surprise visit to his school in Dagenham on Friday. 
  • After being called on stage, the head boy gave her a peck and a hug before attracting cheers from the crowd for saying: "She really is beautiful, innit."
  • "I've written the letter to make sure Harry doesn't have a problem with it and to say sorry really and that I hope he didn't mind," Okoye told The Sun.
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The confident teenager who hugged the Duchess of Sussex during a surprise visit to his school has written to Prince Harry after "cuddling" his wife.

The student penned the note after he was pictured hugging the Duchess on stage at Robert Clack school on Friday.

Aker Okoye, 16, said he was "just so overwhelmed and shocked" to meet Meghan when she came to his school on Friday.

Addressing Harry, he said: "I hope you didn't mind me cuddling your wife," adding: "It was a pleasure to hear her speech and to speak in front of her as well."

Aker Okoye and the Duchess of Sussex.
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In the letter, published in The Sun, the teenager also said he hoped to meet Harry one day, and wished the royal couple "good luck for the future" as they step back from senior royal duties.

The head boy jumped at the chance to meet the Duchess who visited the Dagenham school to mark International Women's Day.

As he greeted her on stage he told his fellow pupils: "She really is beautiful. I had to speak the truth there."

With a smile, Meghan praised Aker's "incredible confidence."

The 16-year-old said he was "starstruck" by the opportunity "to speak in front of someone so famous and important."

He told the newspaper: "I've written the letter to make sure Harry doesn't have a problem with it and to say sorry really and that I hope he didn't mind.

"Meghan didn't — she found it funny and I'm sure Harry will as well.

"I leapt up there. I thought it would be proper protocol to give her a cuddle.

"It's all a blur."

The royal couple are due to take part in their last scheduled engagement on Monday when they attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey alongside other senior members of the royal family.

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