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Despite his recent nude photo scandal, Prince Harry stuck to his commitment to appear at the WellChild Awards in London yesterday. He would have gotten out of it unscathed, too, if it wasn't for one particularly "cheeky" child.
Alex Logan, a 6-year-old diagnosed with leukemia (pictured), told British TV station ITV that he planned to tell the Prince when he met him during the ceremony, "I'm glad you've got your clothes on."
When it came to crunch time though, Logan never quite got his teasing comment out. The 27-year-old prince, a patron of WellChild, greeted each of the organization's winners and their family members before the awards ceremony began and called Logan out on his statement to ITV, effectively diffusing the situation.
"You keep looking up at your Mum. It looks like you're dying to say something but you're worried she'll tell you off," People reports Harry as saying. "I heard you were on ITV earlier and you said something cheeky but let's not talk about that here."
That wasn’t Harry's only appearance of the night. He later delivered a speech while he presented the award for Most Inspirational Child (age 3-6).
"I'm never shy in coming forward," Harry said, which caused the audience to laugh loudly. "It is difficult to imagine to imagine a finer, more inspirational group of people than is gathered here tonight. I come along to the WellChild Awards knowing that I will meet old friends and make new ones. I am totally unprepared for the extraordinary reality of what greets me. I leave a very humble man."
He continued, "All of you -- children, families, nurses, doctors -- are too remarkable to describe with mere words. You're fun, brave, inspirational, dedicated, magnificent... I think you represent the very best of Britain. Your spirit triumphs through adversity."
This public appearance occurred only two weeks after Harry's drunken escapades in Las Vegas became tabloid fodder. Though some pretty raunchy things reportedly happened that night, the Royal Palace is sticking behind its Prince.
"He didn't do anything unlawful," the source close to the Palace tells People. "What he did was entirely his own business."