'Really lovely' Prince Harry bonds with children at WellChild Awards

By Hanna Fillingham

Prince Harry was a hit amongst the children at the annual WellChild Awards on Monday (Oct. 16). Ahead of the ceremony, the kind-hearted royal put the youngsters at ease as he chatted with the winners before they took to the stage. Harry, who is the royal patron of the charity, is also set to present the award for the Most Inspiration Child, along with making a speech, later on in the evening.


Prince Harry talks to a child about his balloon animal
Prince Harry promised Finley Green, seven, to replace his balloon animal

One of the children to have spent time with Harry was nine-year-old Marni Ahmed, who suffers from a rare skin condition. During their meeting, Marni asked the Prince whether he had ever eaten a Doner kebab, to which Harry replied: "No, but my friends have." Marni also asked Harry what he had eaten from breakfast, after he had been given a dare from WellChild ambassador TV presenter Gaby Roslin. "He said, 'bacon and sausage sandwich," Marni said.

Prince Harry talks to children at the WellChild Awards
Harry got on the floor to chat to the winners of the WellChild Awards

Harry was also a hit with seven-year-old Finley Green, a little by who is tube-fed with serious health conditions including a cyst on his brain. Finley, who was playing with a balloon animal when he met the Prince, said that Harry had promised to get him a new one if anything were to happen to it. "He said if it pops, I will get you a new one," he said. Finley's mum, Jennifer, described Harry as "really lovely", and added: "I think the fact he was getting on the floor and speaking to the children speaks volumes."

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