Meghan Markle reacted with shock and excitement when she spotted an old friend in the crowd during her New Zealand tour.
Meghan and Prince Harry were meeting fans at the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when Meghan recognised a familiar face.
Waiting for her was Hannah Sergel, who had been friends with the Duchess on Instagram before she closed down her account.
Hannah posted a video on Twitter that showed how thrilled Meghan was to see her old friend.
“She said ‘thank you for getting in touch,’ and then she gave me a hug and said she would read my letter that I gave her,” Hannah told New Zealand’s 1 NEWS.
“I was friends with her on Instagram before she had to deactivate her account. We used to have conversations and stuff on there. She would tell me to do well at university and encourage me to be myself.”
Hannah was so overwhelmed by seeing Meghan that she had to be comforted by the Prime Minister.