Prince Harry today, August 31, met disabled children at the WellChild awards ceremony for Britain’s most caring children. He was attending the event in the capacity of Patron of WellChild, which cares for severely ill children and their families. The prince had just returned from a wild boys’ night out in Croatia where he was spotted plunging into a pool and dancing, as he later admitted, “dad-style.”
But today he was back in royal form, meeting six-year-old Daisy Moore who, along with mother Katie, has cared for her eight-year-old sister Molly since she suffered a tragic brain hemorage and stroke in 2009. According to The Daily Mail, Molly is now so severely disabled that she can’t speak, swallow and can barely move. Since the age of four, however, Daisy has been making sure Molly’s friends still visit and has sung to her sister.
The WellChild bravery and caring awards were held at the Intercontinental Hotel. Prince Harry met the winners at a reception beforehand, then took the stage to present awards. Children were grouped by age, starting in the three to six range, and were honored for overcoming severe disabilities and difficulties with courage. Those watching cannot fail to think of Diana, Prince Harry’s mother; today also marked the 14th anniversary of her death. Photographs showed the prince crouching down so he could look the WellChild children in the eye — just like Diana used to do.
Sources: The Daily Mail, WellChild
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