Prince Harry broke protocol during his latest public outing when he hugged an emotional charity worker.
Earlier this week, the Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, helped prepare meals at Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that employs former gang members, former criminals and people looking to rebuild their lives.
During the visit, Prince Harry chatted with the staff, including one woman whose son just lost his father. When she broke down in tears, the duke abandoned coronavirus protocol and comforted the woman with a warm embrace.
Father Greg Boyle (the founder of Homeboy Industries) recalled the interaction during an interview with Us Magazine. “His funeral is next week, so she just starts to cry and forget social distancing,” he said. “Harry just held her. It was very sweet, very sweet. But it was kind of raw for her.”