Harry shares his support for WellChild families in first charity video since his memoir

The Duke of Sussex has highlighted the “tremendous pressure” the cost of living crisis is putting on families caring for children who rely on life-saving equipment.

In his first UK charity video since the publication of his controversial memoir Spare, Harry recorded a message for the charity WellChild.

The Duke spoke of the “immense challenges” faced by families caring for young people with complex medical needs, praising their “resilience and steadfastness”.

Calling for nominations for the annual WellChild Awards, he commended carers, doctors, nurses and teachers for the “life-changing support” they give to seriously ill children across the UK.

Harry said in the footage released Tuesday: “WellChild … is creating a network to support families facing myriad medical, logistical and mental health challenges compounded by a livelihood crisis that is increasing the immense pressure of caring for their children.” are dependent on life-saving equipment.

“And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the caregivers and health professionals, doctors, nurses, teachers, play specialists and many more who are also part of the WellChild family.

“They provide life-changing support every day.

“Despite immense challenges, WellChild families continue to show a resilience and steadfastness that is nothing short of inspiring.”

The Duke, dressed in a light blue open-necked shirt, appeared to be wearing the necklace he accused the Prince of Wales of tearing – and claimed in his book that William physically assaulted him.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Matt Dunham/PA)

Harry claimed William punched him to the ground at Harry’s then home of Nottingham Cottage after calling the Duchess of Sussex “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive”.

Written by ghosts, the autobiography – which has become the UK’s fastest-selling non-fiction book on record – exposed Harry’s frustration with his family.

He claimed the King puts his own interests above Harry’s and was jealous of Meghan and the Princess of Wales, and that the Queen Consort sacrificed him on “their personal PR altar”.

Video, taken recently, appears to show Harry standing outside looking relaxed as he delivers his message.

The Duke lives in California after moving to the United States in 2020.

Harry remained Patron of WellChild, a role he has held for more than 15 years when he stepped down from the working monarchy.

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The Duke of Sussex at the annual WellChild Awards 2018 (Victoria Jones/PA)

He said he looks forward to meeting the award winners later in the year, suggesting he will return to the UK for the annual awards ceremony.

“Every year I really look forward to meeting the awardees and raising awareness of this incredible charity,” he said.

It’s not yet confirmed if Harry will be invited to or attend his father’s coronation in May.

The Duke has revealed he has enough material for two books, but has held back because he doesn’t think his father and brother would “ever forgive” him.


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