Prince Harry
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 20: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watches the Gold Medal match between Team United Kingdom and Team United States during the Wheelchair Rugby on day five of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 at Zuiderpark on April 20, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for Invictus Games The Hague 2020


  • Prince Harry appeared in a video released by WellChild Tuesday
  • He asked for nominations for the 2023 WellChild Awards
  • The Duke of Sussex said he looks forward to meeting the winners every year

Prince Harry is calling for nominations for the upcoming WellChild Awards.

On Tuesday, the Duke of Sussex appeared in a video released by WellChild, a charity he's been a patron of since 2007. The U.K. organization works to support seriously ill children and their families.

"For the past 15 years that I've been patron, I've been immensely grateful for the work that WellChild does and moved by the stories I hear and the people I meet," he said in the clip. "For children and young people with complex medical needs, WellChild provides high-quality care services and the opportunity to thrive at home alongside their families."

Prince Harry encouraged the public to nominate inspirational children and caretakers who touched their lives for the 2023 WellChild Awards.

"Right now, you can play a role in highlighting someone in your life who inspires you," he said. "By nominating someone for a WellChild award, you have the opportunity to introduce someone special to the WellChild family."

The royal continued, "Each year, I so look forward to meeting with the award winners and spreading awareness about this incredible charity. I hope this year, you'll join me and get involved. Nominate someone today."

According to the organization, the "prestigious annual event celebrates the inspirational qualities of the U.K.'s seriously ill children and young people and the dedication of those who go that extra mile to make a real difference to their lives."

Those who want to nominate someone for a WellChild award can do so via its website. The closing date for entries is March 20.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were set to attend last year's WellChild Awards in the U.K. but missed the event after his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, 2022.

However, the Duke of Sussex was able to talk to 4-year-old Henry Waines, one of the winners, and his parents, Shevonne and Ben, via a virtual meeting.

"My name is Henry as well, but everyone calls me Harry. Don't ask, I have no idea why," the royal said while introducing himself to Henry and his family.

Shevonne told the prince they named their child after him when they learned that Prince Harry's real name was Henry.

"Don't tell me that," Prince Harry replied while covering his face with his hands.

"That is a very, very cool award. You know, I was supposed to be the one giving it to you, and I was sadly not able to be there. I'm sorry we didn't get to meet, Henry," Prince Harry told the tot, who replied, "That's alright."

"You sound just like my son Archie, with that little squeaky voice. I love it," the Duke of Sussex added, referring to his 3-year-old son with Markle. They are also parents to 1-year-old Lilibet.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, at a gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, U.S.