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23rd May 2018

Prince Harry attacked by a bee during speech and Meghan had brilliant response

James Dawson

As Nic Cage once famously said: Oh no, not the bees! Not the bees! Auuuugh! They’re in my eyes! My eyes! Aaaauuuurrrrgh!

Harry and Meghan might have become husband and wife over the weekend, but it seems the power of joining in holy matrimony hasn’t prevented our lizard overlords from being subject to attack from insects. More specifically bees.

The newlyweds were attending their first royal event as a married couple yesterday, to honour Prince Charles’ charity work, when a yellow and black intruder decided to weigh-in on the occasion.

Watch how it unfolded here:

“It is your selfless drive to affect change, whether that is to improve the lives of those who are on the wrong path, to save an important piece of our national heritage or to protect a particular species under threat, which (Prince) William and I draw inspiration from every day,” Prince Harry had been saying during his speech.

But as he spoke, a bee repeatedly pestered the sixth in line to the throne. Before the newly named Duke of Sussex then swatted at the insect, telling the crowd, ‘I’m sorry, that bee really got me.’

The incident had Meghan, the Duchess of Cornwall and the rest of the 6000 or so attendees in stitches.

Harry then continued his speech, adding: “So, Pa, while I know that you’ve asked that today not be about you, you must forgive me if I don’t listen to you – much like when I was younger – and instead, I ask everyone here to say a huge thank you to you, for your incredible work over nearly 50 years.

“Work that has given self-confidence and opportunity to thousands of young people who might not have had the best start in life; or to champion causes like climate change long before almost anyone else was talking about it; and above all, for your vision and ability to bring people together to make change happen.”

For anyone wondering, it looks like there’s plenty more time for bee/royal comedy crossovers, as the garden party is the first of many events to be held ahead of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday in November.