When you meet royals, it pays to pay attention to your language.
But a nervous boy this week surprised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by dropping the F-bomb during a royal visit.
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And the reaction of the royal couple was perfect.
The Sun reports that the faux pas came from the teenage boy when he talked about performing at Bristol’s Old Vic theater, where the couple toured.
He said, “You can’t just floss on stage.”
Pregnant Meghan looked shocked for a second and then laughed and laughed.
Dad-to-be Harry immediately puts the boy at ease by messing around and not taking the tongue seriously.
He stooped to dive at the boy, looked him in the eye, and made a face.
The couple’s response to the boy’s cursing is another indication of the more relaxed approach to audience interaction that Meghan and Harry want to promote.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex braved the snow to visit the historic theater, built in 1766, on Friday morning.
Former actress Meghan, who recently announced the National Theater as one of her patronages, is a passionate follower of the arts.
During the visit to Bristol, Harry also offered words of comfort to another boy who was crying when he told him about his father’s death.
Harry, who lost Princess Diana when he was twelve, spent ten minutes talking to 15-year-old Iestyn Jones about dealing with grief.
He told the teenager: “The same thing happened to me.”
His compassion showed, he asked assistants and workers at a boxing club in Bristol to leave the room so that he could comfort the teenager privately.