- Prince Harry was an honoured guest at this year's WellChild Awards, meant to celebrate vulnerable UK children and their caregivers
- After completing a mandatory five-day quarantine, the Duke of Sussex was welcomed to participate in the merriments of the event along with a fellow guest, Ed Sheeran
- Speaking to the children, Harry reflected on what his own kids have taught him about his special love for children all around the world
Prince Harry has never been shy about his love for the nation's children so it's no surprise that the Duke of Sussex made sure to attend this year's WellChild Awards held in London. Even though Harry's stay in the UK is expected to be quite brief, the young Prince made sure to participate in all the merriment of the little garden event.
The 2021 ceremony was quite an intimate affair given social distancing protocol. Having already completed his five-day quarantine in Windsor, Harry was cleared to join other charity patrons—including Ed Sheeran—to spend time chatting with each award recipient and their families during the afternoon tea and celebration.
Usually a grander affair, The Duke of Sussex, who is a long-time patron of the charity for seriously ill children, still managed to join the private garden party to help celebrate remarkable children, youth and carers from across the United Kingdom, Bazaar reports.
Prince Harry reflects on the lessons his own children have taught him
During a speech given at the event, Harry reflected on his 14 years as patron of the national charity, as Sky News reports:
“Since becoming patron of WellChild in 2007, this organisation and the people within it have held an extraordinarily special place in my heart. I wasn’t a father at the time, and yet the stories of these children and parents transcended that. I didn’t need to be a dad to feel the impact of this invaluable work.
"Now as a father of two, I feel all the more connected, inspired and in awe of the resilience of these families, who power through indescribable challenges with the support of WellChild.”
"You'll be king one day": Prince William & Kate celebrate their son's 7th birthday
In more on the royal family, Briefly News previously reported that Prince William and Kate have told their eldest child, Prince George, about his future role as Britain’s king. A source close to the family shared that the parents had the conversation with their boy “sometime around his seventh birthday”.
The interesting revelation was first shared by royal author Robert Lacey, who tells how the Cambridges wanted to bring up the subject at a “controlled moment of their choice”.
The couple had previously held off discussing his future life of royal service and duty as they wanted to give George as normal a childhood as possible.
However, over the past few years Will and Kate had reportedly started to prepare George and his sister, Princess Charlotte (6), about their future roles, explaining it like “a storybook”.
George turned seven on 22 July last year.
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