A wellwisher gave the ‘My Tatty Teddy’ toy from the Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends toy range to Prince Harry during a charity visit, and asked the prince to pass on the gift to his unborn nephew or niece.
After the visit, Prince Harry was pictured holding Tatty Teddy as he boarded his helicopter home. When he arrived at Kensington Palace, he was seen strolling across the palace lawns still holding the grey bear, presumably to hand deliver the cute grey bear with the blue nose to the Royal couple.
The news story made headlines all over the world, with the Daily Mail reporting: “Well done Uncle Harry: Prince keeps his promise to little girl who wanted him to hand-deliver the teddy bear.”
The Tatty Teddy fan met Prince Harry during a visit to open the Nottingham headquarters of Headway– a brain injury charity which was also supported by his mother Princess Diana.
Stephen Haines, Founder and Chairman of Carte Blanche Group, said he was delighted that Tatty Teddy had been given the Royal ‘seal of approval’.
He added: “I’m delighted that Prince Harry accepted this gift and hope the Royal couple will appreciate Tatty Teddy’s message of love and friendship. We wish them all the very best in the exciting months and years to come. In fact it’s not the first time Tatty Teddy has had an encounter with our Royal family. Some years ago a fan gave a Me to You bear to the Queen!”
Image courtesy of John Sumpter/Headway – the brain injury’