AceShowbiz - Prince Harry went emotional while delivering a speech at an awards night in London. The Duke of Sussex couldn't hold his tears while speaking about parenthood at the WellChild Awards, an event which honors sick children and their caregivers.
"Last year when my wife and I attended, we knew we were expecting our first child -- no one else did at the time, but we did," the British prince, who was joined by wife Meghan Markle at the event on Tuesday, October 15, said. "I remember squeezing Meghan's hand so tight during the awards...," he added as he tried to regain his composure.
"... Both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time," the father of Archie Harrison continued. "And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own."
Also during the event, Harry confirmed that his 5-month-old son inherited his signature red hair. "You can see it in his eyebrows," he bragged. "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," said Milly Sutherland and her mother Angela who chatted with the royal couple at the event.
At the event, one of the winners was a 16-year-old boy who cares for his younger brother, a 12-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. Also among the honorees was a 6-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia last year.
Prince Harry wrote on the charity's official website, "These awards were created to shine a bright light on an amazingly brave group of children and young people. Life for families caring for seriously ill children is exceptionally tough. And without WellChild it is even tougher."