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Prince Harry Surprises London Marathon Runners in Los Angeles

Prince Harry Surprises London Marathon Runners in Los Angeles

A couple running the virtual London Marathon today (October 4) got a big surprise – a meeting with Prince Harry!

The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex headed to Los Angeles from his new home in Santa Barbara to meet with some special participants in the race, which was moved from April to October due to the pandemic.

β€œWe were supposed to run the 40th London Marathon last April, then COVID happened. The marathon was moved to October 4, but COVID is still happening πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, so the actual race was changed to a virtual one. Runners have the option to run this year’s virtual marathon & still keep a spot in 2021, 2022 or 2023 (pretty awesome work by the organizers),” Chudney Espiritu, who was running with her husband Mark, shared in a new post from the Team 3P on Instagram.

After submitting her essay with encouragement from Mark, Chudney says she received an email telling her that the London Marathon ambassador in Los Angeles wanted to come meet and interview them both, and was unaware it was Harry.

“We found out that the ambassador was the Duke of Sussex! Prince Harry!!! 😱 He is so laid-back and very down to earth. He actually asked if it is okay for us to sit on the floor,” Chudney said. “The interview was more of like a chat with a friend. β™₯️ What an experience this was. I never imagined myself chatting with Prince Harry. πŸ˜… This is one for the books. I will never forget this day. πŸ€΄πŸΌπŸ’™”

Harry, a patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, also recorded a special message for the runners.

Watch it below:

See images from last year’s race in London here…

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