Prince Harry says two children 'is a juggle' but Lilibet is 'chilled'

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Watch: Prince Harry pays surprise visit to WellChild award winners ahead of Diana statue unveiling

Prince Harry admitted having two children has been "a juggle" as he surprised children's charity award winners at a special ceremony in London.

Harry arrived in the UK over the weekend ahead of the unveiling of a statue of his mother, Diana, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.

After isolating for five days, he tested negative for coronavirus and on Wednesday, drove to Kew Gardens in West London to attend the WellChild Awards alongside Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie.

Sheeran congratulated the duke on his second child, and said: "We just had a little girl ten months ago. You're still in the trenches now! How do you manage with two?"

Harry replied: "Two is definitely a juggle."

Hello! reports he later told another guest about baby Lilibet saying: "We've been lucky so far, she's very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy."

WellChild Awards 2021 in association with GSK at Kew Gardens, London - Remarkable children and young people and hard-working professionals from across the UK have been named winners in the prestigious national 2021 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK. They received their awards earlier today (June 30th) in a surprise visit from WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex at a private garden party at Kew Gardens, in London -   Inspirational Young Person award winner William Cuthill  with The Duke of Sussex   - 30.6.2021

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Inspirational Young Person award winner William Cuthill with The Duke of Sussex at the awards. (Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media)
WellChild Awards 2021 in association with GSK at Kew Gardens, London - Remarkable children and young people and hard-working professionals from across the UK have been named winners in the prestigious national 2021 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK. They received their awards earlier today (June 30th) in a surprise visit from WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex at a private garden party at Kew Gardens, in London -   Outstanding Professional Award winner Anna Marie McLachlan with the family she supports with The Duke of Sussex   - 30.6.2021

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Harry met outstanding professional award winner Anna Marie McLachlan with the family she supports. (Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media)

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Harry and Meghan announced they would be having a girl during their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, and the duke said he was "grateful".

"But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs," he added.

Back in August, Meghan told Gloria Steinem that Harry was setting 'a beautiful example' to their son by proudly calling himself a feminist.

She said: "I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification.

"That there’s no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women."

Harry and Meghan have a son, Archie. They have not yet shared pictures of Lilibet.

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In London on Wednesday Harry also said he was "so glad" he and his brother William were able to unveil the statue on Thursday, on what would have been Diana's 60th birthday.

William and Harry will be joined by members of Diana's family, thought to just be her brother and sisters, for the small ceremony.

Kate, William's wife, is not expected to attend, perhaps to mirror the fact that Meghan could not make the journey from their new home of California, having given birth in early June. 

Harry spent Wednesday afternoon meeting some of the children and families supported by WellChild, which he has been involved with for more than 10 years.

WellChild Awards 2021 in association with GSK at Kew Gardens, London - Remarkable children and young people and hard-working professionals from across the UK have been named winners in the prestigious national 2021 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK. They received their awards earlier today (June 30th) in a surprise visit from WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex at a private garden party at Kew Gardens, in London -   Inspirational Young Person award winner Luke Fisher and his family  with The Duke of Sussex   - 30.6.2021

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Inspirational young person award winner Luke Fisher and his family and Prince Harry. (Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media)
WellChild Awards 2021 in association with GSK at Kew Gardens, London - Remarkable children and young people and hard-working professionals from across the UK have been named winners in the prestigious national 2021 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK. They received their awards earlier today (June 30th) in a surprise visit from WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex at a private garden party at Kew Gardens, in London -   Young Carer award winner Gracie Davis and her family with The Duke of Sussex   - 30.6.2021

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Young Carer award winner Gracie Davis and her family. Harry said he was glad to be able to unveil the statue on Diana's birthday. (Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media)

The Duke of Sussex said: "Since becoming patron of WellChild in 2007, this organisation and the people within it have held an extraordinarily special place in my heart. 

"I wasn’t a father at the time, and yet the stories of these children and parents transcended that. I didn’t need to be a dad to feel the impact of this invaluable work. 

"Now as a father of two, I feel all the more connected, inspired and in awe of the resilience of these families, who power through indescribable challenges with the support of WellChild.

"The health of our children, of all of us, could not have been more at the forefront of our minds during the past year. And, throughout this time, the WellChild community has set an example for how to show up and act with compassion for each other. 

"I could not be prouder to be here, to meet this year’s WellChild Award winners, to thank the nurses and doctors for all they do, and to celebrate these amazing families."

WellChild Awards 2021 in association with GSK at Kew Gardens, London - Remarkable children and young people and hard-working professionals from across the UK have been named winners in the prestigious national 2021 WellChild Awards, in association with GSK. They received their awards earlier today (June 30th) in a surprise visit from WellChild Patron, The Duke of Sussex at a private garden party at Kew Gardens, in London -  Award winning youngsters with The Duke of Sussex   - 30.6.2021

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The award winning youngsters with The Duke of Sussex. (Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media)
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Prince Harry surprised the winners on Wednesday at the private ceremony. (Antony Thompson - Thousand Word Media)

WellChild chief executive, Colin Dyer said: "There are more children and young people than ever before in the UK living with long-term, serious health needs. The Coronavirus outbreak has placed these children and families under more pressure than many of us can comprehend. 

"The WellChild Awards 2021, in association with GSK, will be a unique opportunity to recognise and highlight the immense challenges they have faced and to celebrate the remarkable positivity, resilience and spirit they have demonstrated. It will also help us to shine a light on the dedication of those around them, from siblings, professionals and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help them through such challenging times."

WellChild supports seriously ill children and young people in the UK, helping them to live at home with their families.

Harry has remained a private patron of the charity despite being stripped of other royal titles and patronages when he decided to step back from his royal duties.

His trip to the UK is the second one this year, after he flew over in April for the funeral of his late grandfather, Prince Philip.

When he and Meghan announced their decision to step back from senior duties, they had been intending to split their time between the UK and the US, but the COVID-19 restrictions have prevented that.

Meghan has not been to the UK since March 2020, and Archie has not been back since November 2019.

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