Prince Harry has revealed that his 10-month-old daughter Lilibet has “taken her first steps” and is “trying to keep up with her older brother Archie”.
In an interview with people magazinethe duke of sussexThe 37-year-old revealed he ‘can’t wait’ to take his children to the Invictus Games in the future and that Archie, who turns three next month, wants to follow in his footsteps to become a helicopter pilot.
The royal, who is currently at the Invictus Games in The Hague, added that he is a “proud dad” and that little Archie “loved” the wheelchair basketball and rugby videos he showed him at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018.
“I showed him how some of them were missing their legs and explained that some also had invisible injuries,” he said. Not because he asked me, but because I wanted to tell him. Kids understand a lot, and seeing it through his eyes was amazing because he’s so honest and unfiltered.’
He added, “When I talk to my son Archie about what he wants to be when he grows up, some days he’s an astronaut, other days he’s a pilot, obviously a helicopter pilot, or Kwazii from Octonauts,” referring to a daredevil cat. of a children’s cartoon.
“But what I remind him of is that no matter what you want to be when you grow up, it’s your character that matters most, and nothing would make his mother and me more proud than to see him have the character that we see today.” ‘ she added.
Prince Harry has revealed that his daughter Lilibet has “taken her first steps” and is “trying to keep up with her older brother Archie”. Harry, Meghan, Archie and Lilibet appear on her Christmas card from last year.
Speaking about the Invictus Games, where wounded, injured and ill men and women compete, he continued: “Being a father certainly adds another emotional layer.
‘When I was in the military, I made a promise to myself that I would be out before I had a wife and children, because I couldn’t imagine the pain of being apart for so long during deployment, the risk of possibly injuring myself, and the reality that the life of my family could change forever if that happened.
‘Every member of the Invictus community has experienced varying degrees of these things. I have tremendous respect for what they and their families sacrifice in the name of service.’
Reflecting on how things have changed since the Toronto Invictus Games, Prince Harry added: “Now, five years later, here we are in The Hague at the fifth Invictus Games, as parents of two children and living in the United States.”
“I’ve always wanted to share these amazing moments with someone special, and having Meg by my side means everything.”
His daughter, Lilibet, hasn’t met the Queen or Prince Charles, while little Archie hasn’t seen his paternal grandparents or great-grandparents since he was six months old.
Senior royal sources described the meeting as “very cordial” and “incredibly warm and affable”. Harry and Meghan have reportedly opened the door to return from the US for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and told him of their plans to visit him again so he can spend time with the children.
The Queen has yet to meet her great-granddaughter, Lilibet, who is named after Her Majesty’s childhood nickname. Archie, seventh in line to the British throne, is nearly three months old and reports have previously hinted at the Queen’s sadness at not having the opportunity to spend more time with him.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, 40, visited the Queen this week and told her that she will be able to hug her great-grandchildren in “the near future”, according to reports.
In an interview with People magazine, the 37-year-old Duke of Sussex revealed that he ‘can’t wait’ to take his children to the Invictus Games in the future and that Archie, who turns three next month, wants follow in his footsteps to become a helicopter pilot. Meghan and Harry appear at the games.
Harry’s comments come as Buckingham Palace officials today braced for more explosive revelations from Prince Harry after a major US television network announced he had given them a sit-down interview during the Invictus Games.
NBC’s Today show revealed that the Duke of Sussex had spoken to host Hoda Kotb while in the Netherlands about “the Invictus Games, his surprise visit with the Queen and life with his wife Meghan Markle.”
The chat will be previewed on NBC Nightly News tonight, which airs at 11:30 p.m.
The Palace will be concerned that Harry may make more claims about the Royal Family just a year after his infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS in which he and Meghan accused unnamed royals of racism.
The Duke has a very strained relationship with his family, especially his father Prince Charles and his brother Prince William, and missed last month’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey for his grandfather Prince Philip.
Harry’s meeting with the Queen and Charles last Thursday before he arrived in The Hague was supposedly secret, but he has already revealed it was “great to see” and could now give more details about their conversation.
The royal, who is currently at the Invictus Games in The Hague, added that he is a “proud dad” and that little Archie “loved” the basketball and wheelchair rugby videos he showed him at the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018. Meghan and Harry are pictured with Archie in South Africa in 2019
The Duke has already said his grandmother ‘had a lot of messages for the UK team’ which had already happened to him, telling the BBC yesterday: ‘It was great to see her and I’m sure she would love to be here if she could. .’
Royal attendees will be worried about the details of a private meeting being released, adding to fears about what his next memoir could contain and Netflix documenting his every move at the Games.
The Duke has already been accused in recent days of using his platform at the Games to promote BetterUp, the California mental health startup for which he is the “director of impact”, after the two announced a partnership.
Meanwhile, Harry played table tennis and virtual golf today as his visit to the Games continued only after his wife Meghan, 40, dropped him off in The Hague to fly home to their children Archie and Lilibet at their home in $14 million in California.
Earlier this week, the Duke of Sussex spoke of his drive to “make the world a better place” for his children, saying that people “shouldn’t bring children into the world” unless they are willing to make it better for them.
Speaking to Kinder Correspondents from the Netherlands during the Invictus Games in The Hague, Harry said he wanted his two young children to grow up “in a fairer world, a safer world, a more equal world”.
“It’s not going to be easy, but I will never, ever, ever rest until, as a parent, I’ve at least tried to make the world a better place for them because it’s our responsibility to make the world the way it is now.” the duke told the child reporters, ages 11 and 12.
“I don’t think we should bring children into the world unless we commit to making it better for them. We can’t steal your future.
While in the Netherlands, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she misses her two young children.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, hug Lisa Johnston, a former military amputee, as she celebrates with her medal at the Invictus Games venue in The Hague, Netherlands, on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Meghan made the confession while sitting in on a reading for a group of 12 children at a private event held in the Zuiderpark on the second day of the event.
She told British Army veteran James Stride that she had wanted to attend the reading because it meant she was surrounded by children, and was reminded of her own home in California.
“Meghan was quite chatty and told me she missed her children,” said James, one of GB’s competitors at the games in The Hague.
“She said she wanted to be with children because she missed her own.”
Speaking to Dutch Kinder correspondents during the Invictus Games in The Hague, Harry said he wanted his two young children, Archie and Lilibet, known as Lili, to grow up “in a fairer world, a safer world, a safer world.” egalitarian”.
The couple’s first trip to Europe is understood to be the longest they’ve been apart from their two young children.
Harry has spoken at length about his desire to make the world a better place for his children and has openly discussed how he is trying to “break the cycle of pain and suffering” of his own upbringing with Archie and Lilibet.
“I don’t think we should point fingers or blame anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced any kind of pain or suffering because of pain or suffering that maybe my father or my parents had suffered I’ll make sure to break that cycle to not broadcast it,” The Duke said in an interview with ITV last year.
“It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed down anyway, so we as parents should do everything we can to try to say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’ll make sure that doesn’t happen.'” It doesn’t happen to you.”