There's a good chance you or someone you know has uttered a swear word at least once in their lives. It's a natural reaction to something that catches you in surprise, something that wows you, moves you, or angers you. And occasionally, those cuss words are uttered by a youngster or two -- even though there's a good chance their parents wouldn't want them to use such foul language. Most particularly, not in front of famous members of British royalty. But that's exactly what happened with one kid when he got the chance to meet Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The candid reaction from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in regards to the child's unexpected swearing comes from the Instagram account, harrymeghanupdates. As you can see from the video found above, the cuss word was uttered while Harry and Meghan were listening to young folks talk in a candid, direct fashion. If you wish to know what the young teenager said to Markle and Harry without watching the video, here's the transcript.
Us regular folks don't get many chances to speak with British royalty, so it makes sense to want to make your particularly short time especially memorable. Based on their reactions at least, it sounds like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do not often hear cuss words thrown in their direction -- even if, based on the footage that's presented in this clip, it wasn't used with malice. And they were appropriately surprised to hear such foul language -- particularly from a youngster. Yet, in their typically polished manner, they don't let it faze them too much in their discussion, and they continue to listen.
With regards to context to this social media clip, People reports that the swearing incident occurred in Bristol during a visit with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Friday. More specifically, it was during a meeting with local children who attended a workshop as part of Old Vic's outreach program. When they were speaking about their experiences on the stage, and all the nerves, thoughts and feelings that come, the swear was uttered.
There's no really much you can do in a moment like that except grin, shrug and then move on. And the teenager didn't appear to be fazed much either by his unexpected four-letter-word usage in front of British royalty. Sure enough, while Meghan and Harry meet a lot of people in their lives, this visit in particular will be a little more memorable than your average public correspondence. And if you need to use a cuss word to make that happen, screw it.
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Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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