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Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the WellChild Awards with a secret - they were expecting their first child. During his speech, Harry got emotional and tears were visible in his eyes, according to People, as he discussed how the event has taken on new meaning now that he's a new dad.
Watch Below: Prince Harry Gets Emotional At The 2019 WellChild Awards.
"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," Harry said as he started to tear up. “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."
Harry, at one point, had to stop to regather himself as the audience applauded. The event honours ill children and their caregivers. Harry has been a patron of WellChild since 2007.
"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," he added.
Watch the emotional video above.