Prince Harry and a young girl he met before giving an emotional speech at the WellChild awards tonight bonded over their ginger hair.
The adorable moment where they both said ‘snap’ while touching their ruby locks came before the Duchess of Sussex confirmed baby Archie was also a red head.
Harry and Meghan were filmed meeting 11-year-old Milly Sutherland and her mother Angela, 50, before the child lifted up her hair and declared ‘snap’, which was repeated by the prince.
The adorable moment where they both said ‘snap’ while touching their ruby locks came before the Duchess of Sussex confirmed baby Archie was also a red head
Harry and Meghan were filmed meeting 11-year-old Milly Sutherland and her mother Angela (all pictured), 50, before the child lifted up her hair and declared ‘snap’, which was repeated by the prince
The Duke of Sussex, 35, asked ‘can I borrow some?’ as he touched his thinning hair.
Milly, who got the Most Caring Child Award at the event after looking after her sister Sophie who had Aicardi Syndrome and died last year, followed up by asking if Archie was a red head.
Meghan revealed Archie had enjoyed his first playgroup on Tuesday and confirmed he has ginger hair.
Angela later told Hello: ‘Meghan said he has and Harry said he definitely is [ginger], you can see it in his eyebrows.
The Duke of Sussex, 35, then asked ‘can I borrow some?’, in reference to his thinning hair
Milly, who got the Most Caring Child Award at the event after looking after her sister Sophie who had Aicardi Syndrome and died last year, followed up by asking if Archie was a red head
Angela later revealed: ‘Meghan said he has and Harry said he definitely is [ginger], you can see it in his eyebrows’
‘Harry said he’d had no hair for five months but Meghan told him she had taken him to the playgroup and she said there were other children there with the same amount of hair or even less.’
It came on a night that saw Prince Harry choke up on the stage in London when he talked about becoming a father.
The Duke took to the stage to talk about how he knew at last year’s event his wife Meghan was pregnant.
But as he spoke he choked back tears and had to stop his speech, with host Gaby Roslin stepping in to pat him on the back before the crowd cheered at him.
Television presenter Gaby Roslin, stepped in to pat Prince Harry on the back when he became emotional during his speech
As Prince Harry talked about becoming a father he choked back tears and had to stop his speech, with host Gaby Roslin stepping in to pat him on the back, before the crowd cheered at him
The Duke of Sussex reflected on knowing that Meghan was pregnant at last year’s event, while no one else had found out yet
He started with how it had been over a decade since he first started to attend the awards, and said: ‘They never fail to inspire me – but this year it resonates in a different way because now I’m a father.
‘Last year when my wife and I attended we knew that we were expecting our first child, no one else knew, but we did.’
At this point Harry seemed moved to tears as he stopped his speech and Gaby came to his aid.
Meghan, 38, later joined him on stage and looked glamorous as she wore a £1185 camel coat by Sentaler, draped over her fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. which she wore at her engagement announcement in 2017.
Later on Meghan took off her coat and was seen, with Prince Harry admiring gifts which werre given to them for Archie – which included a baby grow
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Tuesday night hand in hand
After he choked up he went on to say about last years ceremony: ‘I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards and both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day and more so would it would be like to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.
‘And now talking to all of you as parent pulls at my heart strings, in a way I never could have understood, until I had a child of my own. No parent wants to hear that there child will suffer, that they will face extraordinary challenges – that will effect them throughout their lives.’
‘After meeting all the WellChild kids and parents over the years you have managed to give us a sense of optimism, of hope and of strength that no professional, no best selling book or advice could ever give us – so thank you for being you.’
Delighted schoolchildren lined up for a hug with the Duchess of Sussex as Meghan attended the WellChild Awards in London
As they arrived on Tuesday evening Meghan’s wore a sleeveless dress, which featured a round neck and bow detail, while she matched her outfit with a £688 tortoiseshell scarf bag and light brown £562 Manolo Blahnik heels.
Prince Harry looked similarly sleek in dark blue suit and light blue tie as they arrived at the awards holding hands.
Earlier in the evening, at a pre-ceremony reception, where they met the young winners of each award, they were given presents for baby Archie – including a baby grow.
The WellChild Awards celebrates the inspiring qualities of some of the country’s seriously ill young people and the dedication of those who go the extra mile to keep children healthy and happy, including the outstanding health, social care and education professionals.