Prince Harry, Royal Fan, Kiss

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Prince Harry sure has a way with the ladies...particularly one Australian lady...

Dressed in full camo military garb, the 30-year-old royal greeted hundreds of fans gathered at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, a day before he ends his month-long embed with the Australian Defence Force. One of them, a 21-year-old blonde woman named Victoria McRae, wearing a fake golden crown, was particularly daring, as seen in videos posted by the U.K.'s Sky News. First, she stood with a sign that read, "Marry me Prince Harry, last chance." And then she just flat-out proposed.

"I've been trying to ask you, will you marry me?" she asked the prince, holding up her sign.

"Last chance?" he replied, biting his fist jokingly.

This was a repeat proposal; McRae had also proposed to Harry publicly when he was in Sydney in 2013.

On Thursday, she settled for a consolation prize.

"Can I kiss you on the cheek?" she asked, and he obliged, smiling, drawing cheers from the crowd.

Prince Harry, Royal Fan

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"I just said, this is the third time I've proposed," McRae told reporters as seen in a video posted by the Sydney Morning Herald. "Put a girl out of her misery. And then he said, could he think about it, and I said, 'Oh, well, I'll be happy with just a kiss.' And so, he let me kiss him on the cheek but then I, I went in for it. And the rest is history!"

"It was very, everything," she said. "I'm very happy."

McRae had also tried to confront the prince when he last visited Sydney in 2013 during International Fleet Review...and got the police involved. She had boarded a kayak with her father, carrying another homemade sign that contained the words, "I ❤ U Harry" and her phone number. Police removed them from Sydney Harbor, Nine News Australia reported.

In Sydney, Harry also received a smooch from another adoring fan, Daphne Dunne, who was wearing her husband's military medals.

Prince Harry, Royal Fan, Kiss

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During his time in Australia, Harry underwent flight simulation training, visited an Aboriginal community and met with wounded soldiers and even played wheelchair football with them.

After leaving the country, Harry is set to travel to New Zealand for a week-long stay and meet members of the New Zealand Defence Force before returning to his native England. He will leave the British military in June after 10 years of service.

The prince had recently taken a short hiatus from his duties in Australia to return to the country to present medals at the London Marathon, during the final days of sister-in-law Kate Middleton's pregnancy with her and his brother Prince William's second child. He returned to Australia days before the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girlPrincess Charlotte, on May 2.

A day later, Kensington Palace quoted Harry as saying in a statement, "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her."

He echoed such comments at a press conference in Sydney.

"I have a lot of cuddly toys from this morning and other things," Harry said. "I'm looking forward to meeting her. She's beautiful."

—Reporting by Lindsay Good

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