A Nigerian teenager of East London High School, Aker Okoye has gone viral after he hugged the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
The former actress now the wife of Prince Harry was in the East London School on Friday to mark the International Women’s Day.
After addressing the school, Meghan Markle reportedly asked if anybody wanted to give a speech.
Aker Okoye who is the head boy of the school jumped at the chance, praised the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and he was offered a hug for his incredible confidence.
The young boy in an interview with the Sun noted, ‘it was the best day of his life so far’
“Meghan found it funny and I’m sure Harry will as well. When she asked which brave young man wanted to do a talk I jumped at the chance.
“I leapt up there. I thought it would be proper protocol to give her a cuddle. It’s all a blur.”
According to Okoye, he was “starstruck” by the opportunity “to speak in front of someone so famous and important.”
In the letter, published by The Sun, Okoye said;
‘Dear Harry and Meghan. Harry, hope you don’t mind me writing this letter,’ he wrote.
‘I hope you didn’t mind me cuddling your wife. I was just overwhelmed and shocked to see her arrive at my school.
‘It was a pleasure to hear her speech and to speak in front of her as well. She is truly inspirational.’
The teenage boy also revealed he hopes to meet Prince Harry in the future and wish the couple ‘good luck’ in their endeavours