These kids skipped school and said it was 'worth the detention' to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Scott Barbou/Phil Noble – Pool/Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Meghan Markle in Melbourne, Australia, where two fans waited to greet them with signs.
  • Students skipped school to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they visited Melbourne, Australia, on their royal tour.
  • The students held up a sign that said it was “worth the detention” in an effort to stand out to the royals.
  • Harry and Meghan were visiting Government House for an official reception but took time to mingle with members of the public outside.

Australian students skipped school to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and held up a sign that said it was “worth the detention” to see the royals.

The students waited for the Duke and Duchess to arrive at Government House in Melbourne on Wednesday. Harry and Meghan were there for an official reception with young leaders but took time to mingle with members of the public outside.

While thousands of people were waiting, those who said they had skipped school were arguably the cheekiest.

Prince Harry Meghan Markle AustraliaScott Barbour/Getty Images

The visit took place around 11 a.m., according to Australian outlet 9news – during the school day.

Thousands turned out to meet the royals.

Prince Harry Meghan Markle Australia tourScott Barbour/Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Meghan Markle greet fans outside of Melbourne’s Government House.

And many brought signs in the hope of attracting the royal couples’ attention.

Royal tour AustraliaPhil Noble – Pool/Getty ImagesThe crowd waits to see Harry and Meghan.

The stop was part of Meghan and Harry’s busy 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. The trip is their first official royal tour.

They have already met a 98-year-old royal superfan and a rather indifferent koala bear in Sydney.

Harry also bonded with a five-year-old who liked his beard and Meghan showed off her cooking skills by making banana bread for a family whose farm they visited.

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