London - Prince Harry was overcome with emotion on Tuesday night as he paid tribute to "inspirational" children who live with serious illness.
Speaking at the WellChild awards, the prince, who is a patron of the charity, broke down in tears mid-speech, his voice cracking, and was comforted by co-host Gaby Roslin.
Harry, who was later joined on stage by his wife Meghan, told the event in central London: "Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child – no one else did at the time, but we did – and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.
"And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own."
Meghan revealed that son Archie has inherited his father’s red hair and that the five-month-old has attended his first playgroup.