Prince Harry is the patron of the U.K. children’s charity WellChild. Recently he made an appearance at the WellChild Awards at a private garden party.
The Duke of Sussex met each winner to congratulate them. He also had an informal chat with all the winners to listen to how they had received support from WellChild and the WellChild Family Tree community.
Harry said in a statement: “Since becoming a patron of WellChild in 2007, this organization 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.”
Then he added, “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.”
He continued, “The health of our children, of all of us, could not have been more on the forefront of our minds during the past year. And, throughout this time, the WellChild community has set an example for how to show up and act with compassion for each other. I could not be prouder to be here, to meet this year’s WellChild Award winners, to thank the nurses and doctors for all they do, and to celebrate these amazing families.”