A 26-year-old Charlotte artist who now lives in Britain offered some marriage advice when she met Prince Harry and his girlfriend, American Meghan Markle, on Thursday.
"I told him that I am married to a British boy, just as he is going to be, and if he wants any advice on how to live here, I could give him something," Haley Doolittle Johnston told the Royals edition of People Magazine. "She thought it was great, she's very welcoming, she seemed so easy with the crowd."
Johnston posted videos on Facebook of his brief and friendly conversations with the royal couple. He had waited in a crowd for hours outside of Cardiff Castle in Wales to join them.
"Representing Queen City CHARLOTTE, NC talking to #PrinceHarry" Johnston posted on Facebook with the videos.
In an 18-second video of Johnston meeting Prince Harry, Harry asks where he is from, and Johnston responds: "Charlotte, North Carolina."
"Is it cold enough there?" Asks the prince.  "There's snow there now," Haley replies.
"Snowing now," Harry repeats, before noticing the unusually mild weather in Wales that day. "This, I think, is the best weather Wales has had if not this year …" Then he made Johnston and others smile as he put his arms to his chest and acknowledged that he was still "a bit cold" outside.
Johnston also posted an 11-second conversation with Markle that appeared on the website of the British newspaper, Daily Mail, Johnston said.
A smiling Markle asks how long Johnston has been in Britain.
Six years, Johnston told him.
"Wow! You love it," Markle said.
"Fangirling so difficult at the moment," Johnston wrote on Facebook with the video of that conversation with Markle.
Johnston, married to a Welshman, studied art at Gardner-Webb University and was a member of the class of 2013, according to her Facebook page. He also studied at the University of Wales Trinity St. David.
The publication Wa les Online made her wait in line for the royal couple on Thursday.
"American Haley queues from 8 a.m.", read the headline with a profile picture of Johnston in the castle.
"Haley Johnston, 26, from North Carolina has been here since 8 a.m. And as Meghan Markle, she also married a Brit," Wales Online wrote.
On Facebook on Thursday night, Johnston wrote: "It may have taken me six years, but today I finally met some royals and they were so adorable! #MeghanMarkle and #PrinceHarry."