Harry Retraces Diana’s Footsteps As He Visits Sheffield Children’s Hospital
In one of three engagements at Sheffield today, Prince Harry visited Sheffield Children’s Hospital this morning, where he opened a new wing.
His visit comes nearly 30 years after his late mother, Princess Diana, visited the same hospital in November 1989.
Prince Harry was met with cheers as he arrived at the Hospital.
Once inside, Harry left youngsters in fits of giggles; – including one who he had a tug of war competition with.
After he arrived to the cheering crowd outside, the Duke was brought inside.
He was shown a photo album full of photos from Princess Diana’s visit at the hospital. Harry smiled as he thumbed through the album, before signing the same guest book as his mom did.
After the Duke of Sussex opened the new wing at the hospital he took a tour and met some of the patients.
He looked happy and relaxed while chatting to the youngsters. New father Harry also showed off his paternal nature as he spent time with Noah Nicholson and his mother.
He was seen gently teasing the little boy with his toy. At one point, Noah, who was fascinated by Harry’s beard, was seen trying to put his finger in the Harry’s mouth.
During his visit, Harry met a nurse, Julie Austin who worked at the hospital for 34 years and had a chance to meet the late Princess during her visit.
“I had a patient that I looked after and had chosen to be in the line to meet her. She was late going round, because she stopped to talk to everybody. She was wonderful”. Austin recalled of Princess Diana.
When they met, “He came across and said, ‘I hear you met my mum.’ I said, ‘I did, she was wonderful.’ He said, ‘Can I give you a hug?’ So we had a hug. I was crying inside the costume. He was lovely. He was absolutely like his mum.”
After his visit to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Harry headed to Sheffield Hallam University to learn about their commitment to applied learning in teaching and research.
Harry will finish the day with a stop to the Invictus UK Trials, where athletes will compete for a spot on Team UK at the 2020 Invictus Games at The Hague in the Netherlands.