Prince Harry pays tribute to carers by appearing in a WellChild promotional video
Prince Harry has paid tribute to carers and nurses amid the cost of living crisis, urging people to nominate their loved ones for a WellChild award.
The Duke of SussexThe 38-year-old British charity has been a patron for the past 15 years and has appeared in a promotional video for the upcoming awards ceremony.
A father of two who now lives in Montecito, Californiawas casually dressed in a white button-down shirt while filming the short 90-second clip earlier this month.
While working with the charity, the royal said he was “extremely grateful” for the work they do to support seriously ill children and their families in the UK.
He said: “For children and people with complex medical needs, WellChild provides access to high-quality care services and the opportunity to thrive at home with their families.
“WellChild also provides a support network for families facing countless medical, logistical and mental challenges; compounded by a cost-of-living crisis that adds enormous burdens to caring for children who depend on life-saving equipment.”
He then paid tribute to the carers and health workers who also work closely with the families supported by the charity.
Harry added: “I would be remiss if I did not mention the carers and health professionals, doctors, nurses, teachers and play specialists and many others who are also part of the WellChild family.
“They provide life-changing support every day.”
Addressing the cost of living crisis, he continued: “Despite the enormous challenges, WellChild families continue to show a resilience and fortitude that is nothing short of inspiring.”
The Duke ended the video by urging viewers to nominate “someone in their lives who they inspire” for the WellChild award – which is due to take place later this year.
Categories include Inspirational Child or Young Person, Caring Child/Young Person, Outstanding Professional and Inspirational Parent/Carer.
Harry added: “Every year I look forward to meeting the award winners and spreading awareness of this incredible charity.
Prince Harry has appeared in a new promotional video for the upcoming WellChild Awards 2023
Left: Prince Harry at the WellChild Awards 2013 Right: pictured with Meghan Markle at the WellChild Awards in October 2019
“I hope you’ll join me and get involved this year.”
The charity then captioned the video: “Our patron, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is joining the call for nominations for the WellChildAwards 2023 in partnership with GSK.
“Every year we celebrate inspiring seriously ill children, young people and those who care for them.”
WellChild is a national charity for seriously ill children and their families. More than 100,000 children and young people have serious and complex illnesses.
Many need round-the-clock support and may spend months, if not years, in hospital because there is no support to get them home.
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Through WellChild’s nationwide network of children’s nurses, home transformation projects and family support programmes, WellChild works to give this growing group of children and young people the best chance to thrive – with the right support at home with their families.
WellChild was one of four charities chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to benefit from generous public donations on the occasion of the birth of their son Archie Mountbatten Windsor.
last year Prince Harry was forced to miss the WellChild Awards ceremony in London after the Queen’s death in September.
His appearance in the WellChild video followed Prince Harry was photographed with his wife at the renewal of vows of Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi in California earlier this month.
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Harry and Meghan were at opposite ends of the group, which included Brandi Carlyle and other friends and family of the famous couple.