Prince Harry spent the last two days in the city of Leeds promoting his charities and shining a spotlight on local organizations. One charity in particular, WellChild, got a lot of well-deserved attention during the royal's trip.
WellChild works to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families across the United Kingdom. Today, Prince Harry stopped by the home of Oliver Rooney, a 5-year-old boy with Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome whose backyard is undergoing a makeover thanks to WellChild's associated charity, Helping Hands. The project will ensure that Oliver can use the outdoor space safely with his four brothers.
“It’s going to give us a space all the family can use," Oliver's mom, Elizabeth McOmish-Rooney explained, according to People's Simon Perry. "Previously, Oliver has had to be kept away from the other boys because of the condition of the garden at the bottom; now we’re all going to be able to play together. With a family of five boys, that’s really important and important for Oliver too.”
Much like everyone else who meets Harry, Elizabeth was smitten-kitten, whom the prince called "a superwoman.
Elizabeth described Harry's interaction with her five boys as "fantastic," adding that he put everyone at ease.
Harry sat around table with the boys in the back yard, pretending to be a teacher about to give them a lesson since they were allowed to skip school today. “Today’s class, today’s class is not math, I can tell you that right now,” Harry joked.
As patron of the Rugby Football League, Harry was disappointed to discover that his pupils weren't fans.
“Hang on. Are you not rugby league fans? Somehow, we’re going to have to get you into rugby as well," he ribbed the boys. "Because I could imagine you all being in a rugby league team together.”
MARRY ME HARRY.