Prince Harry chokes up at awards as he talks about becoming a father

An emotional Prince Harry became choked up, while talking about becoming a father with Meghan Markle, as he gave a speech at the WellChild awards on Tuesday night.

The Duke of Sussex, 35, took to the stage at the event, which was streamed live on the awards Facebook page, to talk about how he knew at last year’s event that his wife Meghan was pregnant.

However as he talked about it 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.  

He started his speech with how it had been over a decade since he first started to attend the awards, and went on to say: ‘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 the £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.

Television presenter Gaby Roslin, stepped in to pat Prince Harry on the back when he became emotional during his speech

Television presenter Gaby Roslin, stepped in to pat Prince Harry on the back when he became emotional during his speech

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

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

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, 35, took to the stage at the event, which was streamed live on the awards Facebook page, to talk about how he knew at last year's event that his wife Meghan was pregnant. But he was overcome with emotion during the speech

The Duke of Sussex, 35, took to the stage at the event, which was streamed live on the awards Facebook page, to talk about how he knew at last year's event that his wife Meghan was pregnant. But he was overcome with emotion during the speech

The Duke of Sussex, 35, took to the stage at the event, which was streamed live on the awards Facebook page, to talk about how he knew at last year’s event that his wife Meghan was pregnant. But he was overcome with emotion during the speech

Prince Harry choked up, while talking about becoming a father, as he gave a speech at the WellChild awards on Tuesday night.

Prince Harry choked up, while talking about becoming a father, as he gave a speech at the WellChild awards on Tuesday night.

Prince Harry choked up, while talking about becoming a father, as he gave a speech at the WellChild awards on Tuesday night.

The Duke of Sussex, 35, took to the stage at the event, which was streamed live on the awards Facebook page, to talk about how he knew at last year's event that his wife Meghan was pregnant.

The Duke of Sussex, 35, took to the stage at the event, which was streamed live on the awards Facebook page, to talk about how he knew at last year's event that his wife Meghan was pregnant.

The Duke of Sussex, 35, took to the stage at the event, which was streamed live on the awards Facebook page, to talk about how he knew at last year’s event that his wife Meghan was pregnant.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Tuesday night hand in hand

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Tuesday night hand in hand

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived at the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Tuesday night hand in hand

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The Duchess of Sussex looked incredibly chic as she stepped out to the WellChild Awards.

The royal wore a green dress by Italian label P.A.R.O.S.H teamed with Manolo Blahnik heels, a Sentaler coat and a scarf-handle bag by Montunas.

With its boat neckline, bow detail waist and knee-length pencil skirt, this dress is very ladylike, and we love the forest green hue.

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Delighted schoolchildren lined up for a hug with the Duchess of Sussex as Meghan attended the WellChild Awards in London

Delighted schoolchildren lined up for a hug with the Duchess of Sussex as Meghan attended the WellChild Awards in London

Delighted schoolchildren lined up for a hug with the Duchess of Sussex as Meghan attended the WellChild Awards in London

The Duke of Sussex gave out high-fives to pupils from the Star Primary School Choir during the annual WellChild Awards

The Duke of Sussex gave out high-fives to pupils from the Star Primary School Choir during the annual WellChild Awards

The Duke of Sussex gave out high-fives to pupils from the Star Primary School Choir during the annual WellChild Awards

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took time to pose for photographs with award winners and presenters during the annual WellChild Awards in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took time to pose for photographs with award winners and presenters during the annual WellChild Awards in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took time to pose for photographs with award winners and presenters during the annual WellChild Awards in London

The royal couple appeared in good spirits as they engaged with award winner William Magee at the highly anticipated event

The royal couple appeared in good spirits as they engaged with award winner William Magee at the highly anticipated event

The royal couple appeared in good spirits as they engaged with award winner William Magee at the highly anticipated event

Award winner Lyla-Rose O'Donovan and co-winner Dexter Spence held their award for photos with Prince Harry

Award winner Lyla-Rose O'Donovan and co-winner Dexter Spence held their award for photos with Prince Harry

Award winner Lyla-Rose O’Donovan and co-winner Dexter Spence held their award for photos with Prince Harry

The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people and the dedication of those who care for and support them, Prince Harry showed recognition to award winner Lyla-Rose O'Donovan

The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people and the dedication of those who care for and support them, Prince Harry showed recognition to award winner Lyla-Rose O'Donovan

The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country’s seriously ill young people and the dedication of those who care for and support them, Prince Harry showed recognition to award winner Lyla-Rose O’Donovan

Prince Harry told how the awards never fail to inspire him, but resonates more now that he's become a father

Prince Harry told how the awards never fail to inspire him, but resonates more now that he's become a father

Prince Harry told how the awards never fail to inspire him, but resonates more now that he’s become a father

The Duke of Sussex presented the Award for Most Inspirational Child in addition to delivering a speech

The Duke of Sussex presented the Award for Most Inspirational Child in addition to delivering a speech

The Duke of Sussex presented the Award for Most Inspirational Child in addition to delivering a speech

The Duke of Sussex reflected on knowing that Meghan was pregnant at last year's event, while no one else had found out yet

The Duke of Sussex reflected on knowing that Meghan was pregnant at last year's event, while no one else had found out yet

The Duke of Sussex reflected on knowing that Meghan was pregnant at last year’s event, while no one else had found out yet

WellChild works to give this growing population of children and young people the best chance to thrive, Prince Harry beamed as he announced winners of the awards

WellChild works to give this growing population of children and young people the best chance to thrive, Prince Harry beamed as he announced winners of the awards

WellChild works to give this growing population of children and young people the best chance to thrive, Prince Harry beamed as he announced winners of the awards 

The Duke of Sussex began his speech with how it had been over a decade since he first started to attend the WellChild awards

The Duke of Sussex began his speech with how it had been over a decade since he first started to attend the WellChild awards

The Duke of Sussex began his speech with how it had been over a decade since he first started to attend the WellChild awards

When Harry first took to the stage he announced the winners and congratulated them as they came to collect their awards.

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.’ 

The royal couple will then attend the ceremony where The Duke will present the Award for Most Inspirational Child and deliver a speech. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007

The royal couple will then attend the ceremony where The Duke will present the Award for Most Inspirational Child and deliver a speech. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007

The royal couple will then attend the ceremony where The Duke will present the Award for Most Inspirational Child and deliver a speech. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007

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

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

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

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 on 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. 

The Duchess wore her long locks down and slightly wavy as she arrived at the event with Prince Harry – who became Patron of WellChild in 2007.

As the couple arrived at the venue the were hand in hand and spoke with the organisers, and at one point Meghan looked up to her husband adoringly. She was later swarmed for hugs by children at the awards. 

Meghan first wore the fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. as she announced her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017 – it was worn under a white coat and she was later seen wearing it on their TV interview.

Her camel coat, by Sentaler, was also won as she attended her first Christmas church service at Sandringham.  

Meghan Markle has re-cycled her wardrobe - dressing in her £462 engagement dress and the coat she wore to Sandringham at Christmas, as she arrived hand-in-hand with Prince Harry for the WellChild Awards tonight

Meghan Markle has re-cycled her wardrobe - dressing in her £462 engagement dress and the coat she wore to Sandringham at Christmas, as she arrived hand-in-hand with Prince Harry for the WellChild Awards tonight

Meghan Markle has re-cycled her wardrobe – dressing in her £462 engagement dress and the coat she wore to Sandringham at Christmas, as she arrived hand-in-hand with Prince Harry for the WellChild Awards tonight 

The sleeveless dress features a round neck and bow detail, while she matched her outfit with a patterned box bag and light brown £562 Manolo Blahnik heels

The sleeveless dress features a round neck and bow detail, while she matched her outfit with a patterned box bag and light brown £562 Manolo Blahnik heels

The sleeveless dress features a round neck and bow detail, while she matched her outfit with a patterned box bag and light brown £562 Manolo Blahnik heels

The royal couple will later attend the ceremony where The Duke will present the Award for Most Inspirational Child and deliver a speech

The royal couple will later attend the ceremony where The Duke will present the Award for Most Inspirational Child and deliver a speech

The royal couple will later attend the ceremony where The Duke will present the Award for Most Inspirational Child and deliver a speech

Meghan Markle looked happy to be at the awards as they are greeted on their arrival

Meghan Markle looked happy to be at the awards as they are greeted on their arrival

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards in London

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the WellChild awards in London 

Meghan matched her outfit with a £688 tortoiseshell scarf bag and light brown £562 Manolo Blahnik heels

Meghan matched her outfit with a £688 tortoiseshell scarf bag and light brown £562 Manolo Blahnik heels

Meghan matched her outfit with a £688 tortoiseshell scarf bag and light brown £562 Manolo Blahnik heels

Meghan Markle looks on adoringly at her husband Prince Harry as they attend the awards ceremony tonight

Meghan Markle looks on adoringly at her husband Prince Harry as they attend the awards ceremony tonight

Meghan Markle has re-cycled her wardrobe - dressing in her £462 engagement dress

Meghan Markle has re-cycled her wardrobe - dressing in her £462 engagement dress

Meghan Markle looks on adoringly at her husband Prince Harry as they attend the awards ceremony tonight 

The Duke and duchess of Sussex shook hands with organisers as they attended the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel

The Duke and duchess of Sussex shook hands with organisers as they attended the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel

The Duke and duchess of Sussex shook hands with organisers as they attended the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel

Meghan Markle looked in good spirits as she wore her coat on her shoulders at the awards

Meghan Markle looked in good spirits as she wore her coat on her shoulders at the awards

The royal couple looked delighted to be attending the awards as they met with officials and smiled and laughed as they arrived

The royal couple looked delighted to be attending the awards as they met with officials and smiled and laughed as they arrived

The royal couple looked delighted to be attending the awards as they met with officials and smiled and laughed as they arrived 

Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel

Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes attend the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel

Oliver Cheshire and Pixie Lott attend the WellChild awards

Oliver Cheshire and Pixie Lott attend the WellChild awards

Other celebrities which arrived at the awards ceremony included singer Pixie Lott and her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire and Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes

Meghan and Harry laugh at the emoji ballon that they're given for their son  - as they attend the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London,

Meghan and Harry laugh at the emoji ballon that they're given for their son  - as they attend the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London,

Meghan and Harry laugh at the emoji ballon that they’re given for their son  – as they attend the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London,

Later on Meghan took off her coat and was seen, with Prince Harry admiring gifts which were given to them for Archie – which included a baby grow and an emoji ballon.

While at the pre-ceremony reception they met the young winners of each award category and their families, including William Jones and his mother Michelle and recieved t-shirt with Prince Harry which was designed by William Magee (right) and mother Kelly

Other celebrities which arrived at the awards ceremony included singer Pixie Lott and her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire and Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes. 

The royal couple then attended the ceremony where The Duke presented the Award for Most Inspirational Child and deliver a speech.

WellChild is the national charity for seriously ill children and their families. Over 100,000 children and young people are living with serious and complex health conditions. Many require round-the-clock support and can spend months, if not years, in hospital because there isn’t the support to get them home.

Her Camel coat, with ruffled sleeves, by Sentaler, was also won as she attended her first Christmas church service at Sandringham in 2017

Her Camel coat, with ruffled sleeves, by Sentaler, was also won as she attended her first Christmas church service at Sandringham in 2017

Her Camel coat, with ruffled sleeves, by Sentaler, was also won as she attended her first Christmas church service at Sandringham in 2017

Meghan first wore the fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. as she announced her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017 - it was worn under a white coat and she was later seen wearing it on their TV interview (pictured)

Meghan first wore the fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. as she announced her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017 - it was worn under a white coat and she was later seen wearing it on their TV interview (pictured)

Meghan first wore the fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. as she announced her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017 – it was worn under a white coat and she was later seen wearing it on their TV interview (pictured)

WellChild was one of the four charities chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to benefit from the generous donations made by the public on the occasion of the birth of their son, Archie Mountbatten Windsor

WellChild was one of the four charities chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to benefit from the generous donations made by the public on the occasion of the birth of their son, Archie Mountbatten Windsor

WellChild was one of the four charities chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to benefit from the generous donations made by the public on the occasion of the birth of their son, Archie Mountbatten Windsor

Meghan, 37, looked glamorous as she wore the £1185 camel coat by Sentaler, draped over her fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H

Meghan, 37, looked glamorous as she wore the £1185 camel coat by Sentaler, draped over her fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H

Meghan, 37, looked glamorous as she wore the £1185 camel coat by Sentaler, draped over her fitted green wool dress by P.A.R.O.S.H

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are welcomed by officials as they arrive at the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London on Tuesday evening

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are welcomed by officials as they arrive at the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London on Tuesday evening

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are welcomed by officials as they arrive at the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London on Tuesday evening 

The Duke and Duchess looked delighted to be meeting the organisers of the awards on Tuesday evening

The Duke and Duchess looked delighted to be meeting the organisers of the awards on Tuesday evening

The Duke and Duchess looked delighted to be meeting the organisers of the awards on Tuesday evening 

One official bowed his head as they shook hands with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry looked on

One official bowed his head as they shook hands with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry looked on

One official bowed his head as they shook hands with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry looked on

WellChild works to give this growing population of children and young people the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home, together with their families. Pictured: Harry and Meghan meeting with the organisers of the event

WellChild works to give this growing population of children and young people the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home, together with their families. Pictured: Harry and Meghan meeting with the organisers of the event

WellChild works to give this growing population of children and young people the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home, together with their families. Pictured: Harry and Meghan meeting with the organisers of the event 

The Duchess of Sussex holds out at t-shirt with Prince Harry which was designed by William Magee (right) and mother Kelly (second right) during the annual WellChild Awards in London

The Duchess of Sussex holds out at t-shirt with Prince Harry which was designed by William Magee (right) and mother Kelly (second right) during the annual WellChild Awards in London

The Duchess of Sussex holds out at t-shirt with Prince Harry which was designed by William Magee (right) and mother Kelly (second right) during the annual WellChild Awards in London

Meghan markle smiles and listens as she holds flowers from the family of award winners at tonight's ceremony

Meghan markle smiles and listens as she holds flowers from the family of award winners at tonight's ceremony

Meghan markle smiles and listens as she holds flowers from the family of award winners at tonight’s ceremony

Duchess of Sussex, smiles next to Britain's Prince Harry during the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London

Duchess of Sussex, smiles next to Britain's Prince Harry during the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London

Duchess of Sussex, smiles next to Britain’s Prince Harry during the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London

Prince Harry and Meghan joke around as they meet William Jones and his mother Michelle during the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London

Prince Harry and Meghan joke around as they meet William Jones and his mother Michelle during the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London

Prince Harry and Meghan joke around as they meet William Jones and his mother Michelle during the WellChild Awards pre-Ceremony reception in London

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle listen intently as they meet award winners at the WellChild awards in London

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle listen intently as they meet award winners at the WellChild awards in London

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle listen intently as they meet award winners at the WellChild awards in London 

Through a nationwide network of WellChild Children’s Nurses, home makeover projects and family support programmes, WellChild works to give this growing population of children and young people the best chance to thrive – properly supported at home, together with their families. 

WellChild was one of the four charities chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to benefit from the generous donations made by the public on the occasion of the birth of their son, Archie Mountbatten Windsor.

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