Meghan Markle called schoolboy Aker Okoye ‘very brave’ after cheeky comment

Meghan Markle called a schoolboy "very brave" as he joined her up on stage and made a cheeky comment about her in front of the entire school.

A clip of his big moment went global, leaving people across the country and around the world very amused.

Teenager Aker Okoye, 16, said of Meghan: "She really is beautiful, innit," leaving Meghan in shock and those in the crowd roaring.

The moment is one he will "cherish forever" he confessed in his first TV interview since the secret school visit.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Monday, Aker, joined by his mum, told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he was "flabbergasted" and still processing his meeting with Prince Harry's wife – ahead of their exits from royal duties and the United Kingdom.


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After inviting someone up to join her during a surprise visit at a school in Dagenham, East London, Head Boy Aker took his chance.

On what Meghan said to him after his cheeky comment, he revealed: "I’m very brave, very well said."

The pair were shown hugging it out on stage, with the teen since having written a letter to her husband Harry to apologise.

Addressing the Duke, he said: "I hope you didn't mind me cuddling your wife," adding: "It was a pleasure to hear her speech and to speak in front of her as well."

Speaking about the moment on GMB, he joked he was trying to avoid creating a controversy.

He told Piers and Susanna: "I didn't wanna cause any more controversy.

"There was an Instagram comment on a post that I was on, and they said if I'm dead in the next six months they know who sent the hit out, I thought ooh, let me cover myself."

Aker went on to praise Meghan, calling her "inspirational" and "humble".

He said: "She was really humble and down to earth, she’s an amazing person. I was flabbergasted, it was an amazing moment.

"It was one of those moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life… and to see that she is more than a pretty face, she is an amazing person, strong, committed and really inspirational."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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