Prince Harry got his Living Legends of Aviation Award despite a plethora of backlash, however, his significant half, Meghan Markle, was notably absent from the event, and he was supported by his friend Prince Mario.
The Duke of Sussex stepped out solo in Beverly Hills, California to attend the ceremony on Friday, Jan. 19, while his wife stayed back, followed by the rumours that indicated she would.
Nevertheless, the younger son of King Charles was cheered by his good friend Prince Mario Max Schaumburg-Lippe, who posted a selfie of the two together on his Instagram.
He wrote in the caption, "Congratulations To HRH Prince Harry for his VERY MUCH DESERVED Living Legends of Aviation Award," along with a slew of Hashtags.
He tagged, "@livinglegendsofaviation @beverlyhilton @archewell_sussex_ @thearchewellorganization @theroyalfamily," before concluding the caption with "Well Done !"
Mario seemingly clapped back at the ones who raised questions about whether Harry deserved the honour by writing "VERY MUCH DESERVED" in block letters.
For the unversed, when the inductees were announced earlier, many former military personnel mocked Prince William's younger brother over credibility to be honoured.
Retired Army colonel Richard Kemp told The Sun, "He was a gunner in an Apache helicopter in Afghanistan but so were many, many other people."
"I can think of many people who did pretty extraordinary things while serving in the British and American armed forces which would be much more deserving of an award like this. It is obviously because of who he is – not what he did," he added.
Moreover, as per MailOnline, former head of the Royal Navy, Lord Alan West, gave a stern reaction, "He is not a living legend of aviation."
"To suggest he is is pathetic. It makes the whole thing seem a bit of a nonsense if they're willing to pick someone like Prince Harry," he added.