HARVEY Price is the child of former glamour model and TV personality Katie Price and footballer Dwight Yorke.
He has made numerous telly appearances, before becoming the subject of vile social media posts that he and his mum are now trying to make a criminal offence. Here’s the lowdown on the Brighton-born teen…
How old is Harvey Price and who are his siblings?
Harvey celebrated his 16th birthday on 27th May 2018.
The teenager has the genetic disorder Prader-Willi syndrome.
He is part of a big family as Katie has two children with Peter Andre – Junior, born in 2005, and Princess, born in 2007.
She also has two with Kieran Hayler – Jett, born in 2013, and Bunny, born in 2014.
Does Harvey have an Instagram account?
Yes, Harvey does have an Instagram account – @mrharveyprice.
He currently has an impressive 102k followers, though only follows his mum Katie and brother Junior on the app.
Katie landed herself in hot water with fans after Harvey was the subject of cruel trolling.
The 16-year-old was hounded online following a drawing he shared of his mum on the Gatwick express.
But it sparked a huge debate, as people hurled abuse at the youngster, who has Prader-Willi Syndrome, is partially sighted and also struggles with septo-optic dysplasia, and slammed his mum.
Many of the comments have since been deleted but other people called for the account to be removed entirely by Katie, to protect Harvey.
Who is Harvey’s dad Dwight Yorke?
Former football pro Dwight Yorke is the biological father of Harvey Price.
After a brief relationship with Katie Price 16 years ago, their son was born.
Harvey was diagnosed with blindness and Prader-Willi syndrome, and he is also on the autistic spectrum.
The ex Aston Villa and Manchester United forward initially denied Harvey was his but was proven wrong with a DNA test.
Katie has previously publicly blasted her ex and begged him to see his son “after 10 years”.
In Katie’s autobiography Reborn, she claimed Dwight was not a proper father to their disabled son.
What’s Prader-Willi syndrome?
People with the syndrome feel constantly hungry which can often lead to developing obesity and diabetes as a consequence.
Prader-Willi syndrome is the most common genetic cause of morbid obesity in children.
Many people with the syndrome experience intellectual impairment and dysfunctional behavioural patterns.
Those affected also have physical symptoms such as physical weakness, a narrow forehead, small hands and feet, and a prominent nasal bridge.
A high pain threshold and skin picking problem are other symptoms commonly associated with the syndrome.
Children with the syndrome may also experience delayed puberty and some may not ever fully develop into adults.
Infertility is extremely common for those with the syndrome because of their sexual organs not developing normally.
The syndrome can not be cured but it can be controlled through treatments such as growth hormone injections and educational training.
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What petition did Katie and Harvey Price start and when does it go to Parliament?
On January 22, 2019, it was revealed that the parliament backed Katie’s efforts in criminalising online hate.
Committee chair Helen Jones MP said: “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers face no consequences.
“There is no excuse for the continued failure to make online platforms as safe for disabled people. Self-regulation has failed disabled people and the law must change to ensure more lives are not destroyed.”
It had all started when the mum-of-five Katie launched a government petition in March 2017 in an effort to end social media trolling.
On Loose Women on January 24, 2018, she announced that her petition to make online bullying a criminal offence would be discussed in the House of Commons.
After her petition earned over 221,000 signatures last year Katie explained: “On the 6th February, me, my mum and Harvey are now going to the Parliament Select Committee to now discuss it, and hopefully, Pricey here can change the law!”
She added: “I have to go along and give my experience about Harvey. The reason I started it is because – not just because of him, it will help other people – he was getting trolled so much about his colour, his size, his condition. And although I had people arrested and everything, the police can’t take it any further because there’s nothing in place.”
Katie wants a register of offenders to be created so they can be named and shamed
On February 4, 2018 Katie was praised by Peston On Sunday viewers for demanding a change in the law after she appeared on the current affairs programme to discuss stricter rules for online bullying.
The petition was discussed in Parliament in February 2018.
The Government responded by saying: “The issue of keeping people safe online is a top priority for this Government.”
Although the Government deemed the 2014 Social Media and Criminal Offences law “generally appropriate,” a few revisions were made.
This included new sections on ‘Hate crime’ and ‘Vulnerable and intimidated witnesses.’