Royals Prince Harry Reunites with 98-Year-Old War Widow, Introduces Her to Meghan: 'So Happy to Meet You' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry greeted fans outside the Sydney Opera House after their pregnancy announcement By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines and Christina Butan Christina Butan Instagram Christina Butan has been working in media since she graduated SUNY Purchase in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and the Peter Keller Journalism Prize. She started out as an editorial assistant and news writer for PEOPLE, and then joined the Dotdash Meredith commerce team as an Amazon writer in 2019. She quickly became well-versed in commerce content and worked her way up to becoming a Senior Commerce Writer and Strategist for InStyle, where she pitches, writes, assigns, and edits stories covering celebrity style, beauty trends, editor's picks, and more. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 15, 2018 11:48 PM Share Tweet Pin Email There’s another special lady in Prince Harry‘s life besides Meghan Markle, and the two finally met while in Australia! Stepping out for their first public meet and greet since announcing they are expectant parents, Meghan and Harry interacted with hundreds of members of the public who waited for them outside of the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday. As Harry made his way down the line, he spotted a familiar face in the crowd: 98-year-old war widow Daphne Dunne. She has previously met the prince twice — first in 2015, when she memorably planted a kiss on his cheek, and again in 2017. After greeting her with a big hug, Harry went out of his way to introduce Dunne — who wore several of her late husband’s military medals — to Meghan. As they chatted Dunne caressed Harry’s face and held Meghan’s hand. Samir Hussein / WireImage Samir Hussein / WireImage “Congratulations, I think that’s marvelous,” Dunne told Meghan of the couple’s baby news, as reported by news.com.au. “It’s just what Harry needs.” “I’ve seen your shoes, they’re very cool,” Harry responded to Dunne. “Have you dyed your hair a shade of pink?” Dean Lewins - Pool/Getty Chris Jackson/Getty “It’s fantastic,” Meghan added. “I’m so happy to finally meet you. I’ve heard so much about you. All good things.” “I think it’s wonderful, the two of you,” Daphne said before giving the couple some cards and flowers. “Enjoy the rest of the day,” Meghan said. “Hopefully next time we see you, we’ll have a little one with us!” Karwai Tang/WireImage Prince Harry Has Touching Reunion with War Widow Who Stole a Kiss From Him in Australia Prior to the sweet moment with Dunne, the royal couple had been inside the stunning performing arts center in Sydney to watch dance rehearsal. During the performance, Meghan lovingly placed a hand on her husband’s leg as the pair watched on intently. REX/Shutterstock When they emerged from the Opera House, Meghan and Harry walked out hand-in-hand, looking over the large crowd who showed a great deal of excitement for their much-anticipated arrival. The couple greeted fans with glowing smiles, handshakes, and waves as they walked along the cheering onlookers. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Mark Metcalfe/Getty Don Arnold/WireImage Meghan stopped at several points to engage with some younger fans — one of whom gave the couple two red roses. Others gifted the Duchess bouquets of flowers and a mini stuffed koala. During the outing, Harry also made sure to spend extra time in an area that was designated for people with special needs, stopping to take a photo with a young man with Down syndrome. At the final stop of their walkabout, the pair stopped to spend a moment with several little girls — one who said Meghan was her “role model” — as Harry squatted down to talk to the young fans. Chris Jackson/Getty Samir Hussein / WireImage Chris Jackson/Getty Mark Metcalfe/Getty Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Receive First Official Baby Gifts Since Announcing Her Pregnancy While inside the Opera House, Meghan and Harry watched a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company. In addition to the stuffed kangaroo, fleece Ugg booties, and Akubra hats they received earlier in the day, the couple was also gifted a woven basket from the company. Meghan and Harry kicked off their jam-packed tour Down Under in Sydney, with a welcome reception from Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove. They then headed to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, where they met with conservation scientists who are working on efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking. DEAN LEWINS/AFP/Getty While there, the royal couple also spent time with two koalas and their own babies (otherwise known as joeys) in the institution’s breeding program, as well as a Lynx who the zookeepers joked was drooling because he was “excited to see them.” Meghan Markle (in ‘Blessed’ Dress!) and Harry Step Out for First Time Since Announcing Pregnancy Their 16-day tour will also feature stops in Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. Meghan has become a pro at royal walkabouts ever since her engagement and marriage to Harry. The former Suits actress is known for being warm and friendly while greeting fans—even signing autographs for them in her pre-royal days. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! “She is so welcoming. She just seemed so easy with the crowd,” said a fan who was at their walkabout outside Cardiff Castle in Wales in January. Harry and Meghan always make a point to try and shake hands with as many people as they can, as well as interact with their well-wishers. During the couple’s two-day royal visit to Dublin, Ireland, they chatted with the crowd. “I’m going to try to shake as many hands at once!” Harry declared at the time. RELATED VIDEO: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Kick Off Their First Royal Tour in Sydney Meghan, who is due next spring, has had her 12-week pregnancy ultrasound and is “feeling well,” a royal source tells PEOPLE. Royal baby name predictions have already flooded in, with names such as Victoria, Alice and Elizabeth being the most popular girl names, and Alexander, Albert and Arthur for a boy. Prince William and Kate Middleton are “delighted” for the couple — as are Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the palace says.