Ellis, Three, Wins World Book Day Dressing Up As Prince Harry


Ellis is a fan of the royal family and wasn’t interested in any of the typical characters from children’s books.

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For World Book Day, a three-year-old boy was transformed into Prince Harry and given an enormous copy of his autobiography Spare. Children across the nation dress as book characters for the annual reading promotion event.

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Ellis Wright’s mother Melissa’s creativity allowed him to dress as the Duke of Sussex. For Ellis’s first World Book Day at preschool, Melissa utilised face paint and children’s hair spray to create ginger hair and a beard. Reports The Mirror

Melissa said: “I was a bit worried because I guess it is a controversial topic because everybody does have quite a big opinion. Essentially, it is just fun.

Melissa added: “As he’s only three, I was giving him some suggestions; the typical sort of Julia Donaldson characters or things three-year-olds would like to be read. Then, he was like, ‘no, no I don’t want that one.’

“He is quite feisty, he’s definitely got an opinion, which then kind of led me to Harry.

She added: “As a family, we do quite love the royal family. He loved the Jubilee. My mum threw a huge party and he still talks about that now. He is a bit obsessed with being a prince as well so I thought it would be perfect.”

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Melissa said: “There are some boys in his class that are refusing to dress up but Ellis is not that boy. He really loves it. If he didn’t love it, I would never have done it. He just wouldn’t have done it – he’s three. Don’t mess with three-year-olds.”

Melissa, the director of an office refurbishment company, works as a make-up artist at weekends.