Prince Harry took a break from his time off from royal duties to send Christmas wishes to bereaved British Forces children. Harry, dressed up as Santa Claus, spoke to children who attended the Scotty’s Little Soliders Christmas party, in a one-minute video message.
In the video, posted on the charity’s website, Harry said: “Ho! Ho! Ho! Hi guys, everyone at Scotty’s Little Soldiers. I hope you’re having an amazing time.
Harry continued: “I hear there’s 190 of you there this year so please cause as much chaos as humanly possible. I also want to encourage you guys to look around and realise that you are part of a family, part of an amazing community and that there is support there for you every single day should you need it.”
The Duke added: “Having met some of you, well most of you a few years ago, I know how incredibly strong you are. Yes, losing a parent is incredibly hard but I know every single one of you, by helping each other out, you will have an amazing future ahead of you, and you’re going to have a fantastic Christmas.
“The last thing from me is, your parents will never be forgotten and you will never be forgotten and I know you will leave today with a huge smile on your face, and the younger ones of you probably covered in food as well. So have a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Nikki Scott, Founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers said: “We’re so grateful to The Duke of Sussex for kindly recording a video message for the bereaved Forces children that attended the Scotty’s Little Soldiers Christmas party earlier this month.
“It can be a difficult time of year for these kids, so receiving a heartfelt message from Prince Harry really meant the world to them.
“The message was a surprise and the look on their faces was priceless. In the Christmas spirit, we thought we would share it here for all to enjoy!”
Harry is currently taking some time out of the spotlight with his wife, Meghan, and their boy Archie. The couple was last seen in public on Remembrance Day last time.