Britain's Prince Harry was mistaken for a clown at the annual WellChild Awards in London last night (05.10.15).

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

The 31-year-old royal was left in hysterics when Nellie-Mai Evans, from Warcop, Cumbria, asked him if he was comic performer and whether he could make her a balloon animal.

The youngster, who was diagnosed with Cardio Myopathy at just seven months old and has battled cancer three times since, teased him during the pre-awards reception: "Are you a clown? Can you make me a balloon animal please?"

To which Harry replied with a giggle: "I will try to but I can't make any promises."

The flame-haired hunk was nearly reduced to tears when Ruby Smallman, seven - who was nominated for the most caring young person award for her efforts caring for her older sister - gave him a hand-made pottery penguin.

Her mother, Hayley Smallman, told the Daily Express newspaper: "She told me she wanted to make a present for him and we went to a friend's pottery studio, called Fishfingers in Liverpool, where she decided to make him a penguin as she knew he had been to the South Pole."

Prince Harry - who is patron of the charity - attended the WellChild Awards at the London Hilton Hotel in Park Lane to honour the courage of all those in attendance; including doctors, nurses and school staff who care for them.

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