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10-year old Katie meets a Prince as she receives national award

See Emily Knight's report on Katie's night with a Prince here

Katie has a restricted growth condition and spent a lot of time in hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 10-year-old girl from Colchester met Prince Harry last night as she received a national award.

Katie Ward, who has a rare bone condition, was nominated for the WellChild award after she set up her own video blog.

"It's one thing your mum telling you that you're amazing, but I think if a panel of other people have looked at you and said you're amazing, it's nice. I felt she deserved it."

– Ruth, Katie's mother
Katie at home in Colchester Credit: ITV News Anglia

Katie's mother Ruth told ITV News Anglia that her daughter has to deal with a lot of pain.

She entered Katie because the awards are for inspirational children and says that despite her condition, Katie has learnt to swim.

Ruth, Katie's mother Credit: ITV News Anglia

"She can swim 100m unaided, which I think is just amazing. She runs her own YouTube channel, she doesn't just sit and feel sorry for herself, she gets on with life and that is why I think she is so inspirational."

– Ruth, Katie's mother

Katie was born with a condition causing a short stature and was later paralysed below the rib-cage following spinal surgery. She has a number of serious health issues and is tube fed.

Katie playing snakes and ladders before the ceremony Credit: ITV News Anglia

"For the awards I'm wearing this navy dress with flowers on it and I'm not quite sure what I'm going to say to Prince Harry yet."

– Katie Ward

The WellChild Awards celebrate Britain's bravest children who live with health challenges. The winners met the charity's patron Prince Harry at a special ceremony.

Our presenters Victoria Lampard and Jonathan Wills speak to Katie