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Prince Harry presented awards to ten young winners at the Wellchild Awards ceremony this evening.
Harry is a patron of the charity which helps seriously ill children and their carers. He said he was honoured to be presenting the awards and inspired and humbled by the bravery of the children attending. He said the work of the charity made "everyday worries seem very insignificant".
The Prince said he could not possibly describe the work the charity does in words, but joked he was "never one to be shy in coming forward" as he attempted to do so.
Prince Harry was a big hit with one young lady at the WellChild awards this evening. 5-year-old Hope Hillis from Lisburn in Northern Ireland gave the Prince an affectionate "cow lick" on the face when they met.
Hope was born three months premature and has had more than 50 operations throughout her young life. She licked the right side of Harry's cheek which made him laugh and he joked: "We've only just met."
Her mother Sarah said:
"We've been saying to her for ages, 'when you meet Harry what are you going to do?', and she said, 'I'm going to lick him'. That's a great compliment from Hope, a lick on the side of the face, that's better then a kiss."
Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since naked pictures were published of him in Las Vegas.
Prince Harry laughed and joked with young Alex, out of earshot of the cameras.
Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since he was pictured naked with an unnamed nude woman during a holiday in Las Vegas last month.
He met with children at the WellChild awards ceremony that celebrates the lives of seriously ill youngsters and the nurses and doctors who care for them.
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