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Royals

Every Photo from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Heartwarming Visit with Children's Charity

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Meghan Markle joined Prince Harry at one of his most emotional events of the year on Tuesday: The WellChild Awards, one of the annual highlights of Harry's public calendar, honors gravely sick children and their caregivers.
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"I want to acknowledge the young people who have been dealt the toughest cards imaginable – but who persevere, rise above, and set the example of living life to the fullest," Harry said in his speech. "In fact you are often the ones who lift us up – your 'can-do' attitude and unwavering spirit serves as a constant reminder that we must always look to the positive and never give up."
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Harry continued, "For the past 40 years, WellChild has been identifying issues and finding long-lasting solutions so that families can care for and support their children at home in the very best possible way. I have been a patron of the organization for 11 years now, and this year I am especially grateful to be able to share the scope and magnitude of this work with my wife, who joins me here this evening."
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Meghan and Harry posed for a group shot with the honorees.
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Ruby Joslin-Smith, 7, was part of the choir that sang at the event. She gave Harry's tie a pull, and the royal playfully made a face in return.
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Ruby has KCNQ2, a gene mutation that causes seizures. 
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Meghan shook hands with some young singers from Riverside School.
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The Prince of funny faces! Harry pulled his signature move — sticking out his tongue — to make a child smile.
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They met with 4-year-old Mckenzie, who has learned to speak, swallow, eat, drink and move again following a virus left him paralyzed.
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"They were so lovely," said Mckenzie's mom, Amy. "They knew he was scared of the cameras and they  said they didn't like the cameras either so they turned around." She added, "He's never going to forget this, even though he's only 4."
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Ten-year-old Chloe Henderson boldly asked the royal couple a very important question. "There's a question I have to ask you," she told Meghan and Harry, as the royal laughed and hid his head in his hands. "What's your favorite Disney film?" Harry said he loved The Lion King, while Meghan replied that she has "always loved The Little Mermaid."
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Despite having Panenteric Crohns Disease, 13-year-old Poppy participates in many extracurricular activities such as the writers' and illustrators' club, debate society and drama club. 
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with Jake, who has spinal muscular atrophy. Despite years of being told he couldn't audition for theatre roles because of his disability, the 12-year-old landed the lead role in Tom Fletcher's The Christmasaurus last December.
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Award winner Jacob, 17, cares for his sister Melissa, who has Angelman syndrome. Melissa won royal couple over by giving them a Peter Rabbit stuffed animal toy, which they promised they would share.
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Seven-year-old Matilda shared a special moment with Harry. "Harry told her to never stop smiling, he made her 'pinky promise' to always keep that beautiful smile," Matilda's mother told reporters.
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The little girl, who has spina bifida, also presented Meghan with flowers. The Duchess picked a rose from the bouquet for Matilda to keep.
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Prince Harry has been patron of WellChild since 2007.
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Meghan wore a black pantsuit by Altuzarra paired with a shirt by Deitas for the event.
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She also wore some familiar jewelry: Her pearl and diamond drop earrings from Queen Elizabeth. The monarch gifted her new granddaughter-in-law the stunning accessory (which resembles many of her own go-to pieces!) ahead of their first solo outing together in June.
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"We have seen for ourselves tonight how strong and resilient these young people and families are," Harry said during a speech. "Your stories are nothing but inspirational and every year at the WellChild Awards I am astonished by the people I meet."
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More than 100,000 children and young people in the U.K. are living with serious or exceptional health needs, and many spend years in the hospital because there is no support enabling them to leave. Meanwhile, those who are at home face inconsistent and inadequate levels of support.
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"For the past 40 years, WellChild has been identifying issues and finding long-lasting solutions so that families can care for and support their children at home in the very best possible way," Prince Harry said in his speech. "I have been a patron of the organization for 11 years now, and this year I am especially grateful to be able to share the scope and magnitude of this work with my wife, who joins me here this evening."
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