'Don't tell me that!' Prince Harry in adorable exchange with boy named after him


    Prince Harry had an adorable exchange with a child named after him. Last week, the Duke of Sussex met through video calls the inspirational children who won the WellChild Awards this year. Among the young people the royal, who has been a long-time supporter of the charity, spoke with was Henry, accompanied by his parents Siobhan and Ben.

    Since the beginning of the call, Harry looked delighted by the energy of the toddler, to whom he introduced himself saying: “My name is Henry as well but everybody calls me Harry, I have no idea why.”

    The Duke covered his face with his hands after Siobhan told him he inspired the family to call their boy Henry.

    The smiling royal said: “Oh no, don’t tell me that. Why is that, how did that happen?”

    The mother explained that, even before the boy was born, she and her husband had realised his name was Prince Henry and not Prince Harry and “thought we loved that name, and from then he was Henry”.

    The Duke of Sussex further addressed the adorable boy asking: “Henry, does anybody call you Harry or not?”

    After Henry gave a negative response, the royal smiled widely, adding: “Good man, I love that.”

    After listening to Henry speaking, the Duke mentioned his firstborn, Archie Harrison, saying: “You sound just like my son, Archie, same little squeaky voice, I love it.” 

    Later in the video call, Harry provided a rare update on his children after Henry asked him how Archie and Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana were doing. 

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    He said: “In answer to your question Henry, Archie is very very busy and Lili is learning to use her voice, which is great.” 

    The Duke took part in video calls with Henry and other winners of the WellChild Awards to further put the spotlight on the organisation and the help it provides, recognise the unique challenges faced by parents of boys and girls with life-limiting illnesses and meet them after he could not attend the beloved event, which took place on the same day Queen Elizabeth II died. 

    Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had travelled to the UK in early September to attend a few events hosted by charities close to their hearts, including these Awards. 

    On September 5, the Duchess delivered the keynote speech at the One Young World summit held in Manchester, an organisation with which Meghan has been collaborating since 2014, long before her first meeting with Harry. 


    The following day, Harry and Meghan were in Germany to officially begin the 12-month countdown to the next edition of the Invictus Games, taking place in 2023 in Dusseldorf. 

    Their third announced visit would have been the WellChild Awards in London but, the passing of Elizabeth II meant not only that neither of them would be able to attend but also that the event itself was carried out in a shorter and different manner than previously planned. 

    The presence of Harry and Meghan on British soil meant they were both able to attend a number of poignant events paying respects to the Queen, as well as a walkabout in Windsor with the new Prince and Princess of Wales to meet some of the mourners and view the thousands of tributes left for the late sovereign. 

    The Duke and Duchess, who travelled to the UK without their two children, returned to their home in Montecito, a star-studded neighbourhood in California, after the state funeral of the late monarch held on September 19. 


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