While Prince George and Princess Charlotte were charming us with their good manners out in Canada, Prince Harry is melting hearts of his own. The 32-year-old royal attended the Well Child Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London, meeting and embracing sick young children who are helped by the charity.
Harry is a patron of the charity, which hosted its annual awards dinner to “celebrate the courage of seriously ill children and those who care for them,” according to Kensington Palace. The prince made his way around the room, receiving a hug from Ollie, who won an Inspirational Child Award, and even accepting a balloon flower from Mikayla.
Prince Harry meets five year old Ollie, who tonight wins a @wellchild Inspirational Child Award. Ollie was born a normal healthy baby, but from the age of two he developed problems with his walking and speech and was eventually diagnosed with the rare genetic condition Battens Disease. One of Ollie's nominators described him as the "loveliest and happiest boy in the world, despite the daily battle he faces." #WellChildAwards
The charitable royal then got up on stage for a moving speech. “The Well Child Awards is one of those moments in life when you are left in awe at the strength of human character,” he told the crowd. “Watching these young people face challenges with such determination, positivity, and good humor never fails to take my breath away.”
Prince Harry: "The #WellChildAwards is one of those moments in life when you are left in awe at the strength of human character. I am so fortunate to have had the chance of meeting you all and so proud to be associated with this fantastic charity. I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s @wellchild winners again, well done and thank you for inspiring all of us."
“I am so fortunate to have had the chance of meeting you all and so proud to be associated with this fantastic charity,” he said.
Further proof that Prince Harry came straight out of a fairytale.