Prince Harry’s biggest Australian fan, Daphne Dunne, has died.
For almost two months, Mrs Dunne had been in hospital with pneumonia.
The pair met three times previously in 2015, 2017, and with Meghan Markle in 2018.
Just last week, Dunne received a heartwarming letter from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, congratulating her on turning 99:
“My wife and I send our warmest wishes to you on the occasion of your 99th birthday on Friday. We hope that you have a wonderful celebration surrounded by family and friends, and that you’ve managed to escape the hospital. Congratulations on reaching this important and impressive milestone before your centenary year next year. Happy birthday, Daphne.”
War widow Daphne Dunne has made headlines across the world for being Prince Harry’s favourite Aussie! Today, she’s turning 99, and you’ll never guess who sent her a birthday card… 😍 #9Today pic.twitter.com/JZNkOhRoyv
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) March 28, 2019
Royal Tour: Harry introduces 98-year-old Daphne Dunne to his wife Meghan. “Oh my goodness, is this Daphne?” asked Meghan. Previously, Daphne met other members of the Royal family, including Prince Charles, in Canberra more than 30 years ago. #RoyalTour #7News pic.twitter.com/CkjDWIn67o
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) October 16, 2018