WATCH: Prince Harry dresses up as Santa Claus to send a heartfelt Christmas message to children who have lost a parent

Ho ho ho! It's Prince Harry. (Screengrab: Scottys TV/YouTube)
Ho ho ho! It's Prince Harry. (Screengrab: Scottys TV/YouTube)

Cape Town – Prince Harry sent a special message to children who have lost a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

Scotty's Little Soldiers, a charity for bereaved British Forces children held a Christmas party for its members on a boat on the River Thames.

According to the charity's website, the annual party is an opportunity for the children to not only have a magical time but to also meet other children who are in the same situation.

This year the Duke of Sussex recorded a video message for the children.

Dressed up as Santa Claus, white beard and all starts with that famous Father Christmas greeting, "Ho, ho, ho!

"Hi, guys everyone at Scotty's Little Soldiers. I hope you are having an amazing time. I hear there are 190 of you there this year, so please cause as much chaos as humanly possible."

His royal highness then went on to tell the children that they are part of a family.

He added: "Yes, losing a parent is incredibly hard but I know that every single one of you by helping each other out that you will have an amazing future ahead of you and a fantastic Christmas as well.

"Your parents, they will never be forgotten, and you will never be forgotten."


Nikki Scott, the founder of the charity, said they were so grateful to the duke for recording the video.

"It can be a difficult time of year for these kids, so receiving a heartfelt message from Prince Harry really meant the world to them. The message was a surprise, and the look on their faces was priceless. In the Christmas spirit, we thought we would share it here for all to enjoy!"


Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Source: Scotty's Little Soldiers)