PRINCE Harry gushed about the “joys and challenges” of parenting in his speech at the WellChild Awards.
The Duke of Sussex arrivedtoday without Meghan Markle and spoke about the joys of being a father to Archie, four, and Lilibet, two.
Speech at the WellChild Awards:Harry said: “As a father of two and three children So basically five souls, I am very aware of the many joys and challenges that come with parenthood.
“And that applies to children who are not affectionateChallenges.
“The parent caregivers in this room have my sincerest admiration and respect.
“The level of support and responsibility you share on a daily basis is unrivaled and unmatched.
“You deserve all the support you need.”
Harry, and her two children are currently living in a £12million mansion in California after the family relocated from the UK.
Harry previously revealed that Archie has inherited his “cheeky” side and enjoys Zoom calls at work.
During an NBC interview, he shared, “What do I love about fatherhood? All of it. I like the chaos, the learning, the remembering of just every element of yourself.
“I love it, I love every part of it. I always wanted to be a father, I always wanted to have my own children and now I have two little people to be responsible for.”
He also revealed that he spoke to Archie about his late mother, Princess Diana, and that they had photos of her near their home in Montecito.
Body language expert Judi James said mentioning his children in his WellChild speech allowed Harry to show his “ironic humour” and his “authentic side”.
She said: “When he spoke about being a parent, his words and body language suggested a more realistic view of fatherhood than some of his more idyllic comments in the past suggested.”
“He grinned when he said, ‘As a father of two and three children.’I know the joys and challenges that come with being a parent.”
“His gesture of drawing in his lips indicated that he is now fully aware of all the challenges and joys.”
“This was a much more authentic version of Harry the father than he has presented publicly before.”
During the speech, Prince Harry also paid tribute to the Queen, saying he knew his grandmother was “looking down on us” – a year after Her Majesty’s death.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, jetted infor the WellChild Awards solo – and revealed that his wife Meghan was “very upset” not to be with him.
He reportedly has no plans to see the rest of his family during his stay in the UK.
Harry has been a patron of the non-profit charity WellChild for 15 years and is expected to spend time with the charity’s winners and their families.
However, the prince is not expected to spend time with his own family. A palace insider claims his father Charles has “no time in his schedule” to see his son.
His Majesty is currently enjoying a private break in the Scottish Highlands, Charles can be seen todaynear Balmoral.
Meanwhile, Prince William visited Pret A Manger in Bournemouth today as part of his five-year Homewards project to end homelessness.
And it also seems unlikely that Harry and his brother will get back together any time soon, according to the same source.
Prince William is believed to have been out of contact with the Duke of Sussex for months and today visited Bournemouth, 100 miles away, as part of royal duties.
It is also not believed that he and his wife, Princess Kate, will see Harry while he is in the UK.
Harry’s visit to the UK coincides with the anniversary of the Queen’s death one year ago tomorrow – Her Majesty’s “peaceful” death on September 8 last year.
King Charles and Queen Camilla are expected to mark the poignant anniversary at Balmoral with their family.
Harry is not expected to travel therefor the quiet family reunion.
After the awards ceremony this evening, Harry will travel to the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf.
The visit marks the first time Harry has returned to Britain following the coronation of his father King Charles – but Meghan is not expected to join him on the UK trip.
Your role in thehas also been thrown into doubt as it was reportedly removed from the schedule.
Harry is not expected to have brought his children Archie and Lilibet with himTrip.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry was photographed with Meghan on the first night of Beyoncé’s tour this week.
But pictures showed the former king looking particularly dejected in his private box, while his wife looked elated.
Harry has also been spotted at events alone – with the father-of-two brimming with excitement as he watched Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami beat Los Angeles FC.
Harry was described as a “giddy student” as he watched a Messi masterclass despite Meghan not being by his side.
It comes a week after Harry’s first solo Netflix show failed to make the top ten.