Prince Harry has reportedly been mistaken for a Christmas tree salesman. Photo / Getty Images
Prince Harry has reportedly been mistaken for a Christmas tree vendor by an excited little boy who approached him while out shopping with wife Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were looking for a tree for their California mansion when a child walked up to Harry for help.
“Meghan and Prince Harry came to work today and we sold them their Christmas tree,” he tweeted. “It was anti-climactic, but a very, very interesting experience,” tweeted Christmas tree salesman James Almaguer.
Almaguer went on to explain that the royal couple had agreed to vacate the shop, but there was another family inside when they arrived.
“There was a family there and their excited little boy ran through trees to Harry and asked if he worked here, not knowing who that is.”
The salesman added that he had “nothing but nice things” to say about the Sussexes.
“They seem like really nice people, to be honest,” he said.
“Meghan sounds really nice and Harry really sounded and acted like a cold boy. I’m really glad they loved our trees. We got the best we could get. Very grateful.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be spending Christmas in the UK this year as they have instead made plans with Harry’s “surrogate father” David Foster.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, are reportedly planning to host their own Christmas party in LA, inviting Canadian record producer Foster and his wife Katharine McPhee, according to The Mirror.
A source close to the couple claimed that Meghan wanted to host their first Christmas party in their new home with her mother.
“She is very excited and plans to do all the traditions she grew up with as a child, including cooking.”
It’s the second year in a row that the pair have spent Christmas away from the other royals as they have reportedly spent the last vacation with Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland and their young son Archie.
They had previously spent every Christmas since their engagement in 2017 at the Queen’s estate in Sandringham.