Mum who joined Prince Harry on video call praises 'lovely' royal and says 'it came at just the right time'

Mum who joined Prince Harry on video call praises 'lovely' royal and says 'it came at just the right time'

A MUM who joined Prince Harry on a video call has praised the "lovely" royal and said "it came at just the right time" amid the coronavirus crisis.

Leanne Cooper – whose 13-year-old daughter Sophie has cerebral palsy, scoliosis, dystonia and other medical issues – appeared on This Morning today to discuss her virtual meeting with the Duke of Sussex.

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Over the weekend, Prince Harry conducted a video call from LA with parents in the UK who are caring for seriously ill children at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Discussing the call with presenters Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford,Leanne said she's met Prince Harry "quite a few times and he's lovely."

The Lincoln mum said: "He's always been so supportive. What's really, really lovely is that he always remembers Sophie, that's really special.

"Because of the level of care that's needed to make sure Sophie thrives at home, there is a lot of things that go on behind closed doors to help care for her and are actually not often recognised."

Describing how the level of care can go unnoticed, Leanne added: "Actually the call from Prince Harry on the weekend, especially at lockdown, just came at the right time. It was really lovely."

Leanne also discussed how the charity Well Child – which Prince Harry is a patron of – is helping her and other families during the coronavirus crisis.

She continued: "There is a lot of information out there, but not a lot for vulnerable families and certainly not for children with complex medical needs. 

"If we're in a position where carers can't come to work because they might be symptomatic, there is no way we would survive when Sophie needs care seven nights a week, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. It is terrifying."


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During the video call, the parents also told the Prince how they were struggling to access food supplies and other support as they hadn't been put on "vulnerable" lists.

In response, Prince Harry said: "Hopefully through this video and other things we will make it clear and obvious to the government that you guys are in the vulnerable bracket."

Discussing the impact of these "strange times", he added: "Everyone is experiencing the same thing in a very unique way. The longer this goes on for certainly the harder it is for every one of you."

The Duke also confessed he felt "almost guilty" about the amount of family time he was having with just "one kid" and joked that baby Archie was "enough" to deal with during the lockdown.

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And Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have pledged £90,000 to a hunger charity during the coronavirus crisis.

Plus royal fans have begged Meghan Markle NOT to do tell-all interview after rumours of £1million deal to spill the beans.

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