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Prince Harry to attend ninth WellChild Awards

Prince Harry will attend the ninth annual WellChild Awards on September 11.

The 28-year-old is to be guest of honour at the ceremony which will take place at the Dorchester Hotel. The awards recognise the courage of children coping with serious illnesses and those who help and support them.

Prince Harry

As patron of the WellChild charity, Prince Harry will attend the award ceremony in London next week.

“The WellChild Awards event is a fantastic celebration of the very deserving winners in all categories and Prince Harry’s attendance makes the evening even more special for them,” revealed WellChild executive Colin Dyer.

Harry, who the charity’s patron, attended the event last year and made a speech to honour the evening’s winners.

“All of you – children, families, nurses, doctors, carers, volunteers – are quite frankly too remarkable for me adequately to describe with mere words,” the Prince said.

In July, Prince Harry became an uncle for the first time after the birth of brother Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, Prince George.

William and Kate introduced their newborn to Harry at Kensington Palace just a day after leaving the Lindo Wing. The new uncle revealed the mini monarch-to-be was “crying his eyes out” when he met him, but added it was “fantastic to have another addition to the family.”

Speaking of his mission as an uncle, Harry said: “To make sure he has a good upbringing, and keep him out of harm’s way and to make sure he has fun.”

“The rest I’ll leave to the parents,” he added.

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