He’s a natural! Playful Prince Harry delights a giggling one-year-old and hugs a mascot as he meets patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital – and is shown photos of Diana’s visit 30 years ago
- Prince Harry, 34, has arrived at Sheffield Children’s Hospital this morning
- The royal was shown photos of his mother Diana on a visit 30 years ago
- Harry will open a new wing and meet with staff and patients during the visit
- He will later visit Sheffield Hallam University and attend the Invictus UK Trials
New father Prince Harry showed off his paternal nature as he played with a little boy at Sheffield Children’s Hospital today.
The Duke of Sussex, 34, beamed as he gently teased one-year-old Noah Nicholson with his toy during a tour of the hospital wards this morning.
The royal, who welcomed son Archie in May, couldn’t hide his delight as he spent time with the toddler and his mother.
The Duke of Sussex had one-year-old Noah Nicholson roaring with laughter as he spent time with the little boy and his mother during a visit to Sheffield Children’s Hospital today
Harry playfully teased Noah with the toy, pulling it back just as he reached across
Playful Prince Harry cuddled the hospital mascot, Theo the bear, during the visit today
On arrival the Duke of Sussex was shown photos of his mother at Sheffield Children’s Hospital on a 1989 visit
One of the photos seen by Harry, showing Diana with hospital staff on the visit 30 years ago
Harry spent time with a patient named Heath during his visit to Sheffield Children’s Hospital
The Duke of Sussex spent time at the bedside of a patient named Archie, whose mother was also by his side
Harry spent time with staff, patients and their families and officially opened a new wing during the visit.
In a poignant moment, the royal was shown a photo album documenting a visit to the hospital by his mother Princess Diana 30 years ago.
Harry smiled to himself as he flicked through pages of photos showing his mother with hospital staff and patients.
Little Noah looked tickled with the royal’s efforts and laughed as they played together
One-year-old Noah continued to giggle as Harry showed him his blanket toy, pictured
Prince Harry pulled a funny face as he played tug-of-war with Noah and his toy this morning
The royal thrilled the one-year-old by playfully putting his blanket toy on his head
He later signed the same visitor’s book as his mother was given on her 1989 trip.
The prince looked typically relaxed as he spent time chatting to young patients, including schoolboys Heath and Alfie.
Harry, who welcomed son Archie in March, rolled up his shirt sleeves as he toured hospital wards listening to the youngsters.
The prince spent time speaking to Alfie, who is on one of the new wards at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Alfie’s mother sat by her sons bedside
Alfie’s father looked on as the prince shared a light-hearted moment with the family in hospital
Later he will meet academics and students at Sheffield Hallam University.
He will also go to a demonstration of a virtual reality rehabilitation project at the university, which uses technology to make it easier for amputees to train themselves to use prosthetic limbs, and view a racing car built by engineering students and recently raced at Silverstone.
In a poignant moment, Harry was shown photos of his mother Diana visiting the hospital 30 years ago
The prince smiled as he flicked through photos of his mother visiting the hospital in 1989
He later signed the same visitor’s book as his mother was given on her 1989 trip
The royal learned more about the work carried out at the hospital before opening a new wing
At the university, the duke will also meet academics and students working with the World Health Organisation and the United Nations, who have developed new technology to provide alerts and assistance to field staff working in inhospitable and dangerous parts of the world.
Harry will round off his day of engagements in Sheffield with a visit to the Invictus UK Trials, where athletes are competing to be selected to represent the UK at next year’s Invictus Games.
Harry, who is patron and founder of the Invictus Games Foundation, will meet athletes hoping to be selected for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.