Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle's way of interacting with royal fans is similar with Princess Diana. Pictured: Markle speaks to a girl as she arrives at the Royal Botanic Gardens on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Getty Images/Phil Noble - Pool

Meghan Markle received a warm welcome when she arrived in Australia earlier this week.

Joe Gamp, a journalist for Express, said that the Duchess of Sussex’s displays of affection towards Prince Harry and the royal fans were reminiscent of Princess Diana.

Upon their arrival in Dubbo, Prince Harry and Markle were hugged by school children. The scene was similar to how Princess Diana was welcomed by fans when she visited Australia.

The late Princess of Wales is known for greeting fans personally during her official tours. In one photo, she has a huge smile on her face while holding a bouquet of flowers and tapping the head of a young girl.

A young boy named Luke Vincent received a tight huge from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. His head teacher, Anne Van Darrel, told Express, “He got a hug from Meghan and then Harry bent down to speak to him and Luke didn’t give him any choice! Luke’s favorite person in the world is Santa Claus, who has a beard. So, he rubbed Harry’s beard. It’s been a wonderful experience for these little country kids to meet people they’ve only ever seen on TV.”

Prince Harry was also reunited with her longtime friend and loyal supporter, Daphne Dunne. The 98-year-old war widow had the chance to meet the Duke of Sussex two times several years ago when he also visited Australia. But it was the first time that Dunne met Markle.

“I was looking for you earlier and hoped you’d be here. It’s so good to see you again,” Prince Harry told her elderly fan.

“I’m so glad I got to meet you. Harry has told me all about your special bond. It’s so lovely that you came to see us. Thank you,” Markle told Dunne.

Prince Harry and Markle will have the opportunity to meet more people since they will be staying in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga until Oct. 31.