Meghan Markle exchanges special gifts with a 7-year-old girl with spina bifida, making her smile
Meghan Markle continues to inspire people around the world and this time she was seen interacting with a very special young girl at the WellChild awards ceremony.
On Tuesday, September 4, the Duchess of Sussex accompanied Prince Harry to the event, where she was able to meet several children with rare diseases.
Markle showed the world her caring side by giving Matilda Booth, a seven-year-old with Spina Bifida, a flower from the bouquet that she was previously gifted.
Little Matilda won the Inspirational Child Award and had the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, an opportunity of a lifetime.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet @WellChild Awards winner Matilda, aged seven, who has Spina Bifida and is paralysed from the chest down. When she grows up, Matilda's dream is to become a nurse #WellChildAwards pic.twitter.com/4yBiU4E96u— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2018
A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT
Due to her illness, Matilda is paralyzed from the chest down, but that doesn't stop her from living the best life that she can and getting that one flower back from Markle meant a lot to her.
According to her mother, 47-year-old Sharon Booth, with whom Matilda lives in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, the little girl chose the flowers herself and she will keep the rose inside her 'memory box.'
She also revealed that her daughter's dream is to become a nurse when she grows up, and that Markle told her to "never stop smiling" because she had a beautiful smile.
During the same event, Prince Harry got the chance to meet 10-year-old Chloe Henderson, who asked him about his favorite Disney film.
Meeting #WellChildAwards Winner Chloe, aged 10. Chloe was born 10 weeks early and has cerebral palsy which left her unable to walk.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 4, 2018
In 2014 Chloe became the first disabled child in the UK to pass her pre-primary ballet award with the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. pic.twitter.com/beAtr5lzH9
HARRY'S FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE
The 33-year-old didn't dodge the question and admitted that, just like his nephew Prince George, he loved "The Lion King" but that he also enjoyed "Zootopia" and "Moana."
It was a fun day for the duke and duchess of Sussex, who had the chance to mingle with those less fortunate, proving that Harry continues to walk in his late mother's footsteps.