Crowds of flag-waving children greeted Prince Harry as he opened the new headquarters of Headway, the brain injury charity supported by his late mother Princess Diana.
The Prince made a beeline for the young well wishers as he arrived to inaugurate the charity”s brand new base in Nottingham.
Headway provides support to brain injury survivors and their families across the UK.
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Princess Diana was patron of the association from 1991 until 1996, and on Thursday her son highlighted the cause yet again.
Harry was also greeted by Headway”s Vice President James Cracknell, and Victoria”s Cross war hero, Johnson Beharry. Both men are living with the long-term effects of brain injury.
Andrew Green, chair of Headway, said Harry”s visit was “a momentous day in the history of the charity.”
“Princess Diana”s support of the charity greatly enhanced its profile and made more people aware not only of brain injury and its effects, but also of the help that was available,” he added.
“We hope Prince Harry”s visit will help us achieve similar results and we offer our sincere thanks to His Royal Highness for taking time out of his busy schedule to support us in this way.”
The Prince had an action-packed itinerary on his royal “away-day” in Nottingham. After opening Headway”s new centre, Harry was scheduled to stop in on a variety of charities and organisations.
He was due to chat with youngsters of Russell Youth Club in St Ann”s, and meet media students studying at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies.