Prince Harry dresses up as Santa Claus in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Prince Harry dressed up as Santa Claus to deliver a special message to bereaved British Force children. The Duke wore a red-and-white festive hat and completed the look with Santa’s white beard in a one-minute long video message that was recorded and sent to the Scotty’s Little Soldiers Christmas party.

Christmas can be a particularly difficult time if you have lost a loved one so earlier this month Scotty’s Little Soldiers held a festive Christmas party which took place aboard a boat on the river themes in London.

The prince began his Christmas video by opening up the message in the festive spirit of Santa Claus by starting it with a “ho, ho, ho.”

The children who were attending the party were left speechless at the surprise video message to them from the prince.

In the video message his royal highness touched upon how the loss of a parent was difficult at Christmas time before he went on to say “I also want to encourage you guys to look around and realise that you are part of a family.”

He proceeded to end the message by saying “Your parents, they will never be forgotten and you will never be forgotten.” He was full of Christmas spirit when he rounded the message off with “I really, really hope and I know that you will leave today with a huge smile on your face and for the younger ones of you probably covered in food as well.”

Prince Harry is known for doing a lot of charity work.

Prince Harry is a big supporter of the charity which helps bereaved Armed Forces children, some of those attending the party he had met last year.

Prince Harry’s message for Scotty’s Little Soldiers Christmas party

You can find out more about the work the charity does on their website.

Written by Olivia

Media & Popular Culture student at The University Of Huddersfield.