NINE specialist children’s nurses from Winchester were commended for their work by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

The children’s community nurse team, based in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, received the prestigious award for being the ‘most inspirational health team’ at the national WellChild Awards.

They were chosen from hundreds of nominations and were in the company of royalty as they collected their award, after being nominated by several parents of children they cared for.

Children’s community nurses look after children and support their families in their own homes, helping them to manage chronic and complex conditions.

Parents said nothing was too much trouble for members of the team.

Wendy Green, clinical matron for the team, said: “I am so proud of the entire team for this award and it feels really special to have been nominated by families we have looked after.

“Meeting Prince Harry and Meghan is something the team will never forget, but we were all so honoured to have been in such incredible company of other healthcare professionals, children, families and volunteers.”

The five nurses who attended the award ceremony in London were photographed with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Prince gave a speech at the event and said: “Every one of you is truly amazing. You have shown all of us what it means to be a champion – whether for yourself, your family, your community, or someone in need.”