Prince Harry Opens Headquarters For Brain Injury Charity

Category: Media & Culture / Apr 25, 2013 11:51AM EDT
Britain's Prince Harry has opened the new headquarters of a brain injury charity in the city of Nottingham in central England on Thursday (April 25). His late mother, Diana Princess of Wales, was the Royal Patron of the charity Headway from 1991 to 1996. With a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK, Headway provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and care givers. A crowd of flag-waving children gathered outside the charity building and Prince Harry spent several minutes speaking to them. He was then shown a demonstration of what it is like to live with a brain injury by two charity workers. One of them explained how he suffered a brain injury after crashing his motorbike. In an effort to understand how brain injuries can affect sufferers, Prince Harry was asked to wear a thick rubber glove and identify an object that had been placed in a bowl filled with a thick white substance. He was then asked to try and change a nappy (diaper) on a doll using only one hand. As he struggled to change the nappy he joked that his brother Prince William would probably fare no better when his first child is born this summer. Prince Harry then officially opened the charity headquarters by unveiling a plaque. On the wall above the plaque was a black and white photograph of Princess Diana. Video Source: Reuters