Evening Telegraph

Inspirational local boy high-fives Prince Harry after picking up award

An inspirational Fife boy high-fived Prince Harry after picking up a prestigious national award.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet four-year-old Mckenzie Brackley during the annual WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 4, 2018

Four-year-old McKenzie Brackley, from Leven, was rewarded for his bravery during serious illness when he was presented with a 2018 WellChild Award at a glittering ceremony in London.

He was unfazed as he met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, better known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and even managed a laugh and a joke with the duke.

The couple bonded with the camera-shy youngster, telling him they did not like cameras either, and the prince managed to put him at ease by pulling funny faces.

Other celebrities at the star-studded event included Gaby Roslin, Matt Allwright and Katie Piper.

McKenzie, who was nominated by his mum Amy, became very ill at the age of two when a virus caused acute flaccid paralysis.