HRH the Duke of York flies in to see Harry's Drop in Cancer Centre

Harry first met HRH the Duke of York in 2010 when he visited Buckingham Palace as the winner of The News of the World ‘Children’s Champions Award’. When Harry met Prince Andrew he presented him with a Harry bracelet. From then Harry wrote to HRH updating him on his work. His mom Georgie continued with this following Harry’s passing.

When HRH heard of the opening day of the new centre on what would have been Harry’s 18th Birthday, the palace got in touch with Harry’s mom to organise a visit to the centre.

Originally set for 4th March but sadly cancelled due to terrible weather conditions, HRH flew in to meet Georgie, the trustees, patrons, staff and volunteers in April.

During the visit he was greeted by Harry’s mom and Tom Ross. Then had a meeting with Georgie in her office to chat about the evolvement of Harry’s work. This was followed by a tour of the centre and its services, a short talk with service users and finally he took time to meet all those who contribute to keeping Harry’s work alive.

Before leaving he unveiled a plaque which is now proudly hung in the centre.

Following his findings HRH said “I have never met a charity in your field that offers so much more for so much less. I will be sending others in to benchmark against you”.

Harry’s mom said “I cannot think of a more personal and prouder moment for me. I am blown away that HRH has come to Birmingham just to visit Harry’s centre. After all we are an average working class family from a council estate and for him to take the time out of his busy schedule and see Harry’s work in person truly humbles me”.