A 16 year old British-Nigerian schoolboy on Friday stole the show when Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, paid a visit to Robert Clack Upper School in Essex, Dagenham, East London.
The cheeky boy identified as Aker Okoye, bounded on to the stage and went straight in for a kiss on the cheek of Meghan who made a secret trip to Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham.
Meghan’s visit was in support of International Women’s Day. It was her final solo engagement as a working member of the Royal Family.
Okoye, who happens to be the Head boy came upstage after the Duchess called for a ‘brave young man’ to join her to explain the importance of the International Women’s Day.
The boy act results in to a rapturous applause from his colleagues while Meghan laughed and wagged her finger in mock admonishment.
With excellent comic timing, Okoye waited for the cheers to cool off then leaned in to the microphone to say: “She really is beautiful, innit.”
“I had to speak the truth there,” he told the room. “International Women’s Day is a reminder to everyone that women can do it all and do do it all.
“This is more of a message to all you guys. Maybe this Sunday could be the one day we don’t look at women as objects.”
“Well done. Very well said,” replied Meghan as Aker hugged her and left the stage.
“And incredible confidence, won’t you all agree?” she asked the other students.
Pupils arriving at school on Friday had been told to expect a VIP, and between them they speculated that perhaps Boris Johnson, Beyoncé or even Jackie Chan might be paying them a visit.
Undeterred by the raging coronavirus, Meghan opted to shake hands with teachers.
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