Prince Harry dresses up as Santa to share sweet message to children who have lost a parent

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Monday, 23 December 2019, 11:49AM

There's no denying Prince Harry has a gigantic heart ... and this Christmas, he's bringing some much needed holiday cheer to Scotty’s Little Soldiers - an organisation that nurtures kids who have lost a parent during their service in the British armed forces.

Not only did the 35-year-old Duke of Sussex personally record a special message for the youngster ahead of their annual Christmas party, but he also dressed up as Santa Claus, complete with a faux white beard and signature red hat.

"Ho ho ho! Hi guys, everyone at Scotty’s Little Soldiers," Harry started the video.

"I hope you’re having an amazing time. I hear there’s 190 of you there this year, so please cause as much chaos as humanly possible. I also want you to look around and realise that you’re a part of a family, part of an amazing community and that there’s support there for you every single day, should you need it.

"Having met some of you a few years ago, well most of you, I know how incredibly strong you are.

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

"The last thing from me is: Your parents, they will never be forgotten and you will never be forgotten, and I know you will leave today with a huge smile on your face, and the younger ones of you probably covered in food as well. So have a fantastic Christmas and Happy New Year."

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Of course, the prince speaks from experience, having lost his own mother, Princess Diana, at the young age of 12.

Harry and Meghan Markle are still on a six-week extended break from royal duties.

They’ll spend Christmas with the Duchess of Sussex's mother, Doria Ragland, and their seven-month-old son Archie in Canada.