Recognising the courage of seriously sick children, their families and nurses, the Prince has been a longtime ambassador of the WellChild Awards, which took place at the Hilton in Park Lane this week.
It was four-year-old Carson Hartley, who suffers from a heart defect and is fitted with a portable ventilator, who ran straight up to the Prince and wrapped his arms and instinctively legs around him.
The two went on to exchange a series of high fives while the loveable Prince chatted with Carson’s parents.
“We were worried he was going to high-five Prince Harry in the face he was so excited,” said his mother Kirsty.
“Harry got down on his knees and had a big smile on his face while he was chatting to Carson, he couldn’t believe how active he was despite all the conditions he has.
“He said he thought he was inspirational for still being so happy, but he also said that parents must be recognised too for how hard they work, which was really nice to hear.”
“This event seems to get bigger and better every year for those of you who have been before ; it is fantastic to see so many people getting behind WellChild,” said Prince Harry.
“The charity continues to go from strength to strength in its mission to support children, young people and families all across the UK. First and most importantly, I would like to congratulate each of the Award Winners – your stories are moving beyond words and remind us all of just how fantastic you all are. You are an example to us all – we can learn a great deal from your strength of character, resolve and humour in facing down challenges every day.”