Prince Harry, the devoted patron of the U.K. charity WellChild, is slated to make his appearance at the charity’s annual awards event in London on Sept. 7. The event, which honours the remarkable achievements of gravely ill children and young people, comes a day before the first anniversary of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
While Harry will be participating in the event, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is not expected to accompany him. The Duke of Sussex had previously opted out of the same event last year, which coincided with the day his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, passed away.
The monarch breathed her last at Balmoral, her cherished Scottish retreat, after a remarkable 70-year reign. She was 96. Following the news, Prince Harry promptly travelled from the U.S. to Scotland to join the royal family in mourning.
King Charles III and Queen Camilla have plans to commemorate the first anniversary of the Queen’s death in a private manner at Balmoral.
WellChild plays a pivotal role in aiding children and young adults facing long-term health conditions. Its yearly event not only emphasizes their struggles but also applauds the relentless efforts of their caregivers.
During the event, Prince Harry will engage with the awardees, share his thoughts in a speech, and present one of the awards.
Furthermore, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are rumoured to be attending the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany, set to commence on Sept. 9. The international sporting event, established by Prince Harry, is dedicated to injured military personnel and veterans.
Harry and Meghan, who tied the knot in May 2018, made the decision to step back from their roles as senior royals in 2020, subsequently relocating to North America. The couple has since settled in California.