We're melting over Prince Harry's Christmas card
Oh Prince Harry, you never fail to make our ginger-loving hearts go pitter patter. Now you’ve gone and done it again.
Brace yourselves, guys. We’ve just gotten our first look at Prince Harry’s Christmas card, and it will make you melt into a puddle of goo on the spot, as Prince Harry often does. No lie. And when you hear the story behind it, you might even shed a few tears. We’re basically the human equivalents of the *loudly crying face* emoji right now.
Here’s the scoop. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
Remember last summer when Prince Harry was in Orlando? If not, allow us to refresh your memory.
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Harry traveled to Florida to open the Invictus Games, “an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel.” Prince Harry created the Games as a way to inspire struggling veterans and to honor their service. You might recall that Harry is a veteran himself…
It’s obvious that the Invictus Games are near and dear to Prince Harry’s heart. We fell in love with Harry a little bit more with every move he made in Florida, whether he was hugging and kissing athletes, passing out medals, or showering veterans’ service dogs with some heavy doses of princely affection. (Yes, all of those things really happened.)
Prince Harry also spent time with children and other family members of the competing athletes, including Ana-Maria and Vinko Radetic. Ana-Maria and Vinko’s dad, Anthony Radetic, is a retired U.S. Army helicopter pilot. Six years ago, Radetic was paralyzed from the waist down during an accident at the Fort Rucker Army post in Alabama. He now competes as an adaptive athlete and represented Team USA at the Invictus Games in Orlando.
His kids were thrilled to meet Prince Harry last summer, but when Christmas rolled around this year, they were even more excited to discover that they were pictured in Prince Harry’s Christmas card. Because WHO WOULDN’T BE?!!!
Radetic went on to say that “Prince Harry was by far the nicest, kindest and most genuine person they met” during the Games (why are we not surprised?). Also, his daughter gasped out loud when she got her first look at the Christmas card.
We get it, Ana-Maria. We totally get it.
Also, how does one get on Prince Harry’s Christmas card list? Asking for a friend.