- Smile For Joel
- Prince Harry was gifted a teddy bear for his unborn child from a Tunisia terror attack survivor at a private memorial service in Birmingham on Monday.
- The memorial, held at Cannon Hill Park, paid tribute to those killed in the 2015 terror attack, and was attended by the victims’ families.
- Owen Richards lost his older brother, grandfather, and uncle in the attack, which took the lives of 30 British holidaymakers.
A Tunisia terror attack survivor gave Prince Harry a touching gift at a memorial service held at Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park on Monday.
The Duke of Sussex met survivors and families of the victims as he led tributes for those killed in the 2015 attack at a popular Sousse hotel resort.
Survivor Owen Richards, who lost his brother, grandfather, and uncle in the tragic event, created the charity Smile for Joel with his mother, Suzy Richards, to raise financial aid for families affected by the attack.
Suzy confirmed to INSIDER that her son Owen presented Prince Harry with the charity’s teddy bear – and he happily accepted the thoughtful gift, which was meant for his and Meghan Markle’s unborn baby.
She told INSIDER: “My son, Owen, who survived the attack, presented Prince Harry with our charity bear.
“The charity was set up after our horrific loss in Tunisia. I lost my older son, Joel, my dad Pat and my brother Adrian. We provide financial support to families affected by murder.”
Prince Harry addressed the victims’ families in his opening speech: “In memory of all those who lost their lives, and to the families who were changed forever by these events, I would like to pay my deepest respects to you and officially dedicate this memorial to your loved ones.”
He then laid a single white rose at the memorial’s centrepiece, as a tribute to the victims.
The Duke was photographed smiling alongside Owen and Suzy, shown above, after the memorial service.