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Prince Harry dresses up as Santa with a HUGE belly for a cute children’s charity message

PRINCE Harry showed off his fun, cheeky side by dressing up as Santa with a big belly and a beard for a sweet Christmas charity video. 

The Duke of Sussex, 35, even says “ho ho ho” before sending his good wishes to Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for bereaved British Forces children who have lost a parent.

The dad-of-one recorded the video as a magical present to be played at a Christmas party for the charity’s members, including kids aged four to 18. 

The charity was set up in memory of Nikki’s husband Corporal Lee Scott, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, leaving behind two children. 

Prince Harry, who is currently on a six-week break from royal duties with Meghan Markle, gets into character saying: “Ho ho ho. Hi guys, everyone at Scotty’s Little Soldiers!

“Hope you are having an amazing time. I hear there is a 190 of you there this year so please cause as much chaos as humanly possible.

“I also want to encourage you guys to look around and realise you are part of a family, part of an amazing community and support is there for you every day should you need it. 

“Having met some of you a few years ago, most of you, I know how incredibly strong you are.”

He went to speak candidly about how hard it is to lose a parent, a challenge he knows all too well after his mum, Princess Diana, passed away in 1997.

Yes, losing a parent is incredibly hard, but I know that every single one of you, by helping each other out, that you will have an amazing future ahead of you.

Prince Harry

The royal dad said: "Yes, losing a parent is incredibly hard, but I know that every single one of you, by helping each other out, that you will have an amazing future ahead of you, and you're going to have a fantastic Christmas as well.

“I know you will leave today with a huge smile on your face, and for the younger ones of you probably covered in food as well. 

“So have a fantastic Christmas and happy new year.”

Nikki Scott, Founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers said: “We’re so grateful to The Duke of Sussex for kindly recording a video message for the bereaved Forces children that attended the Scotty’s Little Soldiers Christmas party earlier this month.  

“It can be a difficult time of year for these kids, so receiving a heartfelt message from Prince Harry really meant the world to them. 

“The message was a surprise and the look on their faces was priceless. In the Christmas spirit, we thought we would share it here for all to enjoy!”

Prince Harry and Meghan have revealed they will spend Christmas with their baby Archie, who was born in May, and won’t travel to Sandringham to celebrate with the Queen and extended family. 

A source said that the couple — parents to six-month-old Archie — “needed to recharge their batteries”.

Harry has always spent Christmas at the Queen’s Norfolk home, except for 2012 when he was in Afghanistan — and for the past two years he has been joined by Meghan, 38.

Meghan and Harry also skipped the royals’ annual holiday in Balmoral this year.

Fans are also waiting with bated breath for the Sussex Christmas card to be released.

The Cambridge Christmas card leaked on Twitter this week, showing Kate cuddling up to William as Louis, Charlotte & George play on a vintage motorbike.

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