Charlotte Sleep, a teacher at Westbourne House School in Chichester, took 13 of her pupils to meet Harry and Meghan today
This is the school teacher who made Prince Harry laugh and comically attempt to pull away from her after she refused to stop shaking his hand.
Charlotte Sleep, a French teacher at Westbourne House School in Chichester, had taken 13 children to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the city today.
The children hand-made the royals an A-Z guide to Sussex, their new namesake – an A3 book which featured everything from Arundel to local celebrity Zoe Ball.
'We've come to see you,' Ms Sleep explained. Harry stretched out his arm to shake hands, prompting Ms Sleep to shout: 'I'm not letting go!'
'Um, please let go,' he replied, pulling a comic face.
Meghan was first to meet the pupils, smart in their red and grey uniforms.
She said she wanted to shake each one's hand individually and find out their names, adding: 'So, why aren't you in school? Are you on a school trip?'
'This is my beautiful Year 6,' Ms Sleep said. 'They are form captains and deputy form captains and they made you, to help you with your travels around Sussex, an A-Z about where to go, what to eat and what to do. And we'll be quizzing you at the end!'
'Cool,' said Harry. Meghan was handed the guide by Alex Witcombe and George Baker, both ten. 'Oh my goodness, guys, thank you, that's very cool. It's an A- to Zee (pronounced the American way).'
Ms Sleep said: 'We thought we would tell you some great places to go when you are in Sussex. Please do come again, we love having you.'
Harry had immediately spotted the youngsters and exclaimed: 'You've got a very, very similar school uniform to the one I had when I was at Wetherby School in London, all those years ago. Are you on a school trip?'
The Duke of Sussex high fives a child for missing double Latin as Ms Sleep (in red) watches on
'Sort of,' said one of the boys. 'We're missing double Latin!' said Tom Symington, ten.
Ms Sleep has a degree from the University of St Andrews, where Prince William met Kate
'What, because you are here?' exclaimed the prince, and enthusiastically high-fived him. 'The fact that you got off double Latin because we are here. I think that's fantastic.'
He added hurriedly: 'Although education is important!'
Later, Miss Sleep added: 'They may be going to Chichester,