As many go ga-ga over royal engagement, China asks: Harry who?

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Prince Harry’s marriage to US actress Meghan Markle next May promises to be the wedding of the year and this week’s engagement news made headlines around the world — but not in China.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The vast majority of Chinese are better acquainted with Harry Potter than Prince Harry and news of his engagement made barely a ripple in the country.

AFP hit the streets of Shanghai — China’s most cosmopolitan city — armed with a colour photograph of the happy couple to ask people if they recognised Harry or Markle, who played a lawyer in the hit US television show “Suits”.

Of 10 passersby, just three were able to recognise one of the most famous men alive and none could name his fiancee.

“President, right? President and his wife?” asked Hu Jie, the boss of a jewellery shop, two white dogs peeping out of her handbag, one at each end.

Two people…



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