Prince Harry 'in awe' of wounded war veteran

Kirstie Ennis, 24, had an operation to remove her lower left leg last week.

Prince Harry 'in awe' of wounded war veteran

Britain's Prince Harry has been in daily contact with a wounded US war veteran after she underwent a leg amputation.

The flame-haired royal is said to be in awe of Kirstie Ennis, 24, after she had an operation to remove her lower left leg last week - her 39th time under the knife since surviving a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2012.

Kirstie, who was born in Miami, bravely posted a number of pictures online, including one of herself in a red two-piece bikini, before and after her op.

She told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "I wanted to show how I looked before surgery and I wanted to celebrate everything my foot and lower limb did for me.

"Initially when doctors told me that I would be losing my leg I was concerned with body image, which is quite shallow.

"I wanted to show that with or without my leg, I am still beautiful."

Earlier this month, Kirstie endured constant pain while walking 1,000 miles from Scotland to London to help raise £250,000 for Harry's charity Walking With The Wounded.

Harry, 31, was reduced to tears after the charity walk when Kirstie gave him a name tag belonging to her late friend.

Struggling for words, Harry initially refused to take the precious memento, saying: "No I can't, I can't accept this."

Kirstie replied with tears rolling down her face: "Please, you know what this means to me, I want you to."

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