Prince Harry and Meghan have just received a heartbreaking news. A teenager who met them in New Zealand has died of cancer.
Eva McGauley, 19, met Harry and Meghan at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand to discuss her charity, Eva’s Wish. She was invited to attend a reception hosted by the Prime Minister in Auckland, but because of her health condition, she couldn’t fly.
The girl lost her battle against cancer on Sunday morning. A post on her Instagram page revealed the terrible news.
“Eva left us yesterday morning. It was very fast and peaceful,” the message read.
Eva’s Wish had raised over $65,000 for initiatives to combat sexual violence and to support those affected by it. The girl founded her charity when she was diagnosed with asopharyngeal carcinoma – a rare type of head and neck cancer –at age of 16.
This comes 3 weeks after Eva met with the royal couple. She shared her excitement about meeting the couple on Instagram.
“I am so honoured and thankful to have been invited to Government House to meet with Meghan and Harry this morning!!!
“They are such kind down to earth people who were really interested in the work EvasWish does.
“We were welcomed so warmly by Dame Patsy Reedy and Sir David Gascoigne into their lovely home and it was one of the most memorable and wonderful moments of my life.
“Thank you so much to everyone who made this happen.”
She added: “It was one of the most memorable and wonderful moments of my life.”
Meghan also received a gift from Eva. She gave her a copy of a book that she is a part of, titled 200 Women.
“It’s full of stories about inspirational women who are changing the world so who better to give it to than this very inspirational lady? I hope you enjoy reading it Meghan,” Eva said.
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