Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, shares this Christmas message for Scotty's Little Soldiers 03122022 CREDIT Scottys Little Soldiers
Prince Harry is dressed as the superhero Spider-Man in the special video (Picture: Scotty's Little Soldiers).
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Prince Harry sends special Christmas video to bereaved military children

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, shares this Christmas message for Scotty's Little Soldiers 03122022 CREDIT Scottys Little Soldiers
Prince Harry is dressed as the superhero Spider-Man in the special video (Picture: Scotty's Little Soldiers).

Prince Harry has recorded a special Christmas video message for children who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

The children are all members of Scotty's Little Soldiers – the charity for bereaved British forces children and young people.

In the video, the Duke of Sussex is dressed up as the superhero Spider-Man, revealing his identity at the end of the message.

The event welcomed more than 100 Scotty members, who had all experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

Scotty's Little Soldiers' Christmas Party provides them with an opportunity to meet others in the same situation, helping to reduce their feelings of isolation and reminding them they are not alone in their grief.

The party ensures the children have fun at a time of year that can be difficult when missing a loved one.

Heroes and villains was the theme of the party and the Scotty members were tasked with saving Christmas by defeating the villains who had stolen Father Christmas's presents. The children worked with heroes to complete challenges to find secret codes and release the gifts.

Scotty's Little Soldiers founder, Nikki Scott, said: "It's incredible for everyone at Scotty's to have Prince Harry's continued support.

"He knows what it's like to grow up without a parent and understands there are certain times of the year that can be particularly challenging. Christmas is one of those times.

"We love the fact that Prince Harry not only recorded such a special message but also dressed up as Spider-Man."