Harry highlights ‘tremendous pressure’ facing families in cost of living crisis

The Duke of Sussex has spoken of the ‘tremendous pressure’ the cost-of-living crisis, as he released his first charity video since the publication of Spare.

The tell-all memoir sent shockwaves through the Royal Family amid several divulged secrets.

Harry has now highlighted the work of families caring for children who rely on life-saving equipment, in a recorded message for the charity WellChild.

The duke – dressed in a pale blue open-necked shirt in the clip – appeared to be wearing the necklace he accused the Prince of Wales of ripping.

He had alleged William knocked him to the floor at Harry’s then home Nottingham Cottage after calling him ‘difficult’, “rude’ and ‘abrasive’.

In his new video, the duke spoke of the ‘immense challenges’ facing families looking after youngsters with complex medical needs, and praised their ‘resilience and fortitude’.

As he called for nominations for the annual WellChild Awards, he hailed carers, doctors, nurses and teachers for the ‘life-changing support’ they give to seriously ill children across the UK.

Harry said: ‘WellChild… creates a network of support for families who are facing countless medical, logistical and mental health challenges, compounded by a cost-of-living crisis that adds tremendous pressure in caring for their children who are dependent on life-saving equipment.

‘And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the carers and health professionals, doctors, nurses, teachers, play specialists and many more, who are part of the WellChild family as well.

‘They deliver life-changing support each and every day.

‘Despite facing immense challenges, WellChild families continue to display a resilience and fortitude that is nothing short of inspiring.’

Harry remained patron of WellChild, a role he has held for more than 15 years, when he stepped down from the working monarchy.

His new video, which was recorded recently, appears to show Harry standing outside and looking relaxed as he delivers his message.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will soon be questioned over a lawsuit by Samantha Markle lawsuit over their famous Oprah interview, it was also revealed this morning.

The duke lives in California after moving to the US in 2020.

His autobiography – which became the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the UK since records began – laid bare Harry’s frustrations with his family.

He claimed the King put his own interests above Harry’s and was jealous of Meghan and the Princess of Wales, and that the Queen Consort sacrificed him on ‘her personal PR altar’.

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