Prince Harry: 10 Adorable Photos of Him With Kids

Long before Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex became a father, he has spent time with kids. Whether it had been paling around with his brother’s kids: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, or saying hi to young well-wishers during royal engagements, Harry has always been fond of children. Ahead, check out 10 times he melted our hearts interacting with children. 

He’s met many kids doing work for his charity, Sentebale

Harry’s long had a connection to Africa. During an interview, the 35-year-old once said the continent is where he feels most like himself so it’s no wonder he’s been there so many times. He’s made regular visits to Africa as part of his charity, Sentebale, aimed at helping vulnerable children in Lesotho. 

In 2015, he met with kids who were using instant cameras. 

Prince Harry and a young boy look at an Instax camera
Prince Harry | Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale

He also laughed and smiled with young girls. 

Prince Harry smiles standing next to three girls while they laugh
Prince Harry | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

He showed a group of children a photo he’d taken during a 2014 visit to a school built by the charity in Lesotho.

Prince Harry shows kids a photo he took
Prince Harry | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool /Getty Images

In 2008, two years after founding Sentebale, Harry visited children in Lesotho. Below, see him pushing a little boy on a toy tractor.

Prince Harry pushes a child on a toy tractor
Prince Harry | Michelly Rall/WireImage

During the same visit to Lesotho, Harry sat with another young child and playfully stuck his tongue out. 

Prince Harry sticks his tongue out at a young boy
Prince Harry | Michelly Rall/WireImage

On another trip to Lesotho in Dec. 2014, the Duke of Sussex held a young boy in his arms and gave him a kiss on the cheek. 

Prince Harry holds a child and kisses them on the cheek
Prince Harry holds a child | Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale

While there, Harry also took some time to play with children. 

Prince Harry sits with a child on his lap and one next to him
Prince Harry | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool /Getty Images

Prince Harry greeted kids on royal tours 

Royal tours can be a whirlwind of events but cute unplanned moments happen too. On Oct. 17, 2018, during an official 16-day tour, Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex met with children in Dubbo, Australia, when they arrived at the airport. After giving Meghan a hug, a young child in the crowd did the same for Harry, which elicited smiles all around.

Meghan Markle smiles while a young boy and Prince Harry hug
Meghan Markle smiles while a young boy hugs Prince Harry | Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

So cute! 

In 2009 during an official two-day visit to New York, New York, Harry met a little girl who had been starstruck, or perhaps a little bit shy, to meet him. Shaking her hand, Harry offered the young girl a smile while she shyly looked away.

Prince Harry shakes a young girl's hand
Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/WireImage

He shared his popcorn

The 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, were eventful for many reasons. Aside from Harry and Meghan making their first public appearance together and telling the world they were indeed dating, a little girl made headlines when she took some of Harry’s popcorn. Watching the Sitting Volleyball Finals at the Invictus Games, cameras captured the adorable moment between Harry and the girl. 

Prince Harry shares his popcorn with a child
Prince Harry | Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images

Watch the entire encounter below. 

So sweett! 

These days Harry and Meghan are staying inside their new home in the Los Angeles, California, area with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been seen a few times delivering food to local residents and during a video call, Harry commented that it’s been “tough” raising Archie although he is said to enjoy  FaceTime playdates.