Last week Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met with young school children and spoke about a few topics, including online gaming.

Two little boys, Ziad and Eren, aged eight, spoke to the Prince, telling him that they liked to play Fortnite. The Prince commented that he thought they were too young for the game, and encouraged them to find other games to play, according to PEOPLE.

“He was saying that it’s a concern of his, children playing the game before they are allowed to,” said Emma Johnston, a teacher at the school.

“We were saying that, as a school, it’s a concern for us too.”

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Speaking afterwards, one Year Four boy said: “Harry came over and talked to us and Eren asked him about Fortnite.”

“He was like this: ‘What is wrong with parents?’” said another little boy.

“He asked how old we are. We said that we were eight and he said, ‘You guys shouldn’t really play Fortnite’”, added another.

Fortnite has been in the news constantly lately. Read just some of the stories below.





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  • I wonder how accurate the reporting of an eight year old is? Could have been taken out of context but I think we all agree anyway!


  • He is a very sensible man then isn’t he?! 8 year olds should be outside playing sports, not sitting inside on a console. Parents need to get more involved here


  • I also agree with Prince Harry….my boys wanted fortnite and as there’s mum I said no and they have to respect that…..I am there mum not there friend.


  • I agree with him – but my 8 year old accessed it through school!


  • Good on him for sharing his thoughts in a public forum.


  • I agree – 8 is way to young to play that game! I don’t like the fact that my nearly 14 year old plays the game but we do limit it and he acknowledges that its not good for him sometimes,


  • I agree that an 8yr old shouldn’t play that game.


  • Parents drive me insane, too busy trying to be the friend and not the parent. I was at the movies with my eldest Mr 17 and eldest stepson Mr 16 seeing Venom, and some guy has his under 10 year old kids there, so not appropriate!

    • I have been shocked when on date nights we have been to the movies and children have been there when clearly the movies are for older age groups!


  • It is very sad that children so young are playing that game. It has a bad effect on some.


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