Dylan Alcott has plenty of sympathy for Harry and Meghan

Dylan Alcott reveals what he will say to Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle if he meets them at the Queen’s funeral: ‘I hope he is doing alright’

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott says he is planning on saying ‘G’day’ to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

The 2022 Australian of the Year was of one ten ‘ordinary Australians’ who were invited to be part of the official proceedings to farewell the Her Majesty at London’s Westminster Abbey.

Alcott had nothing but praise for made the surprising revelation during his regular ListenABLE podcast while chatting to co-host Angus O’Loughlin.

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott (pictured) says he plans to say 'G'day' to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Queen's funeral on Monday

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott (pictured) says he plans to say ‘G’day’ to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the Queen’s funeral on Monday

‘I always feel when I read articles about them, because of my own personal experiences, they’re very giving,’ he said.

The Paralympic gold medallist first met Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018.

During the podcast, which was recorded last week, ahead of his flight to London, Alcott spoke up for the controversial Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Paralympic gold medallist first met Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018 Pictured: Prince Harry (left) and Dylan Alcott (right)

The Paralympic gold medallist first met Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018 Pictured: Prince Harry (left) and Dylan Alcott (right)

Sounding genuinely moved, the star athlete said: 'If I was able to see Harry, I'd ask if he's going alright to be honest. I hope he is doing alright'

Sounding genuinely moved, the star athlete said: ‘If I was able to see Harry, I’d ask if he’s going alright to be honest. I hope he is doing alright’ 

‘What I will say is that what Harry has done for disability via the Invictus Games I really respect,’ he said, ‘and that was my actual first connection with the Palace.’

Sounding genuinely moved, the star athlete then added: ‘If I was able to see Harry, I’d ask if he’s going alright to be honest. I hope he is doing alright.’  

Alcott said that he was ‘unsure what to expect’ from the funeral.

Last May, Mr Alcott was one of the last Australians to speak with the Queen in a video call that went viral for one great moment. 

Alcott said that he was 'unsure what to expect' from the funeral. Pictured: Dylan Alcott and ListenABLE co-host Angus O'Loughlin

Alcott said that he was ‘unsure what to expect’ from the funeral. Pictured: Dylan Alcott and ListenABLE co-host Angus O’Loughlin

‘I made Her Majesty laugh. I had too many bad jokes. Not sure if they’re sympathy laughs or legit,’ he said from London.  

‘I think I said something like… she asked me why I retired and I said I got sick and tired of beating people from England at Wimbledon. 

‘She had a giggle. And she was just… she really listened. She was present. Imagine who she talks to, every day, all day for her whole life,’ he told the Today show.

'What I will say is that what Harry has done for disability via the Invictus Games I really respect,' he said, 'and that was my actual first connection with the Palace.' Pictured: Chantelle Otten and Dylan Alcott on the red carpet in march, 2022

‘What I will say is that what Harry has done for disability via the Invictus Games I really respect,’ he said, ‘and that was my actual first connection with the Palace.’ Pictured: Chantelle Otten and Dylan Alcott on the red carpet in march, 2022

Mr Alcott said he was delighted to have had the opportunity to speak with the Queen. 

‘In that moment, yeah, we had a really good chat and that was something that was very special for me, my family.’

Also in attendance for that video call in May was the Governor-General of Australia David Hurley and other Australians of the Year: Valmai Dempsey, Dr Daniel Nour and Shanna Whan.

The 2022 Australian of the Year was of one ten 'ordinary Australians' who were invited to be part of the official proceedings to farewell the Her Majesty at London's Westminster Abbey

The 2022 Australian of the Year was of one ten ‘ordinary Australians’ who were invited to be part of the official proceedings to farewell the Her Majesty at London’s Westminster Abbey 

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