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In Pictures: Harry and Meghan meet young fans at WellChild awards

Sadly it was past Archie’s bedtime…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with children at the WellChild awards (Toby Melville/P{A)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with children at the WellChild awards (Toby Melville/P{A)

By PA Reporters

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex mingled with young fans at this year’s WellChild awards in central London.

But there was one notable absentee – baby Archie was nowhere to be seen, with Meghan telling one of the youngsters it was past his bedtime.

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The Duchess of Sussex is embraced by a member of Star Primary School Choir during the annual WellChild awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London (Toby Melville/PA)
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High-fives all round (Toby Melville/PA)
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The royals were given a gift for Archie (Toby Melville/PA)
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Meeting families backstage (Toby Melville/PA)
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Harry bumped into this impressive balloon sculpture (Toby Melville/PA)
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Meghan was all smiles at the event (Toby Melville/PA)
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The duke broke down as he paid tribute to the ‘inspirational’ children, citing how his own journey into fatherhood meant learning about those with serious illnesses ‘pulls at my heartstrings’ (Toby Melville/PA)
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He was comforted by presenter Gaby Roslin (Toby Melville/PA)
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Harry with award winner Lyla-Rose O’Donovan and co-winner Dexter Spence (Toby Melville/PA)
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Meghan and Harry with award winner William Magee (Toby Melville/PA)

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