Prince Harry shows that royals do care for their fans, as he has sent the sweetest birthday card to one of his most devoted fans. Daphne Dunne, an Australian war widow and longtime royal fan, has just celebrated her 99th birthday on Friday. She was overjoyed when she received the special message, which read: “Dear Daphne, my wife and I send our warmest wishes to you on the occasion of your 99th birthday on Friday.” The card continued: “We hope you have a wonderful celebration surrounded by family and friends and that you’ve managed to escape the hospital.”
“Congratulations on reaching this important and impressive milestone before your centenary year next year. Happy Birthday, Daphne. Best wishes, Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the message concluded. Daphne has had the honour of meeting with Prince Harry on three separate occasions, the first being in 2015 and then again in 2017. The last time she met with Harry was when he was on his Australian royal tour along with his wife Meghan. They met with Daphne outside the Royal Opera House.
“I’m going to get my wife to come here and say hello,” Harry told her. Chatting to Daphne, the former actress gushed: “I’m so happy to finally meet you, I’ve heard so much about you.” The pair spent a few minutes with her before telling her to enjoy the rest of her day, with Meghan adding: “Hopefully the next time we see you we’ll have our little one with us.”
Ms Dunne’s daughter has revealed that the 99-year-old is suffering from a serious illness but the note from the royals has lifted her spirits. “Meghan and Harry have gotten mum through this terrible illness she’s had,” her daughter told the Today Show. “She’s still very unwell and I think the card they’ve sent means so much. I think it will be the thing that gets her through.”