It’s safe to assume that when Prince Harry gets home at night, Meghan Markle makes him put on a crown before giving him a kiss, because are you really married to a prince if he’s not wearing headgear?
Lots of people likely think royalty walk around all day in tiaras and crowns, but real life isn’t a Disney movie. And a little boy in England found that out the hard way. Poor guy.
Harry probably wasn’t expecting to have to whip out his passport while swinging through the schoolyard of St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School on Wednesday, but one little boy in particular was not impressed with the red-headed “imposter.”
Teaching assistant Philomena Frattura told PEOPLE the exchange went down like this:
“One of them tapped him and said, ‘When is Prince Harry coming?’
“He said, ‘But I’m Prince Harry.’
“The student then said, ‘When is the real Prince Harry coming?’
“Harry replied, ‘I’m the real Harry. I’ve just had my hair cut for the occasion.’ ”
Four-year-old Emmanuel Osei’s disappointment was assuage when Harry finally persuaded him that he, in fact, was the real Prince Harry.
Learning mentor Diane Redmond explained the confusion: “They think a prince should have a crown.”
According to PEOPLE, this isn’t the first time that Prince Harry confronted a royal naysayer.
In 2016, he told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview that it’s not uncommon for kids to think he’s someone else because, well, he doesn’t exactly fit the stereotype of what children think a prince should look like.