Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Prince Harry was left "profoundly moved" by the children at the WellChild Awards.

The 32-year-old royal made an emotional speech at the ceremony at London's Dorchester hotel on Monday night (03.10.16) which celebrated seriously ill kids and youngsters in the UK as well as those who help make a huge difference to their lives.

He told the attendees: "This is now my ninth WellChild awards and each year at this remarkable event, I am profoundly moved by the people I have met and the stories they have shared with me.

"It is one of those moments in life when you are left in awe at the strength of human character, particularly amongst those so young. Watching these children and young people face challenges with such determination, positivity and good humour, never fails to take my breath away.

"We are also here this evening to celebrate the selfless dedication of those around them, who work tirelessly to make their lives better - from remarkable young carers such as Brodie, Armaan and Jessica, to the devoted professionals and volunteers you will hear about later this evening - never underestimate the impact you have had on the many lives you've touched."

Harry also heaped praise on the nurses who work tirelessly alongside the "fantastic charity" to look after the children.

He added: "Thankfully WellChild now has more nurses working across the UK than ever before - many of whom are with us tonight. But at a time of ever-increasing demand, their role in enabling children to be cared for safely at home with their families is more important than ever.

"Please continue to support these amazing nurses in getting more children home, where they belong.

"I would like to congratulate all of tonight's winners again, well done and thank you for inspiring all of us with your strength, positivity and selflessness. I am so fortunate to have had the chance of meeting you all and so proud to be associated with this fantastic charity.

"I hope you have a wonderful evening. Thank you."

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