Prince Harry misses having mom Diana by his side after baby Archie's birth
Harry also said 'he was just amazed by the miracles in the world, and how his child has made a lot of people happy'.
Prince Harry will, after all, always be a mama's boy. The Duke of Sussex, who welcomed a healthy baby boy on May 6 with wife Meghan Markle, opened up about missing late mom Princess Diana while speaking in the Netherlands on May 9, in a visit that marked the prince's first royal engagement and overseas trip since the birth of his son.
Harry and Meghan proudly showed off their baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, at a small press photocall at Windsor Castle two days after the Duchess of Sussex gave birth, post which, Harry jetted off to the Hague in the morning to spend a few hours attending a presentation for the 2020 Invictus Games, scheduled to be held in the same city.
As fans of the royal family already know, Harry is a royal patron of the annual international Paralympic-style event for wounded and ill veterans and military servicemen and women. During his trip, the new dad spoke to former soldier and would-be competitor Dennis van der Stroon, opening up about his family and losing a mother.
Van der Stroon later spoke to the press and said, "He [Prince Harry] said missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son and it falls away when you lose your mother." Princess Diana, mother to both Prince William and Harry, died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 at the young age of 36.
The former soldier, according to E! News, also said the duke "talked about how having a small child was his new focus and new goal" and that Harry also said 'he was just amazed by the miracles in the world, and how his child has made a lot of people happy." Van der Stroon added, "He also told me he's really happy that his son is so far very quiet."
JJ Chalmers, a former Royal Marine and Invictus Games medalist, who is also a good friend of the Duke of Sussex, said the new dad described fatherhood as "amazing" but "hard work," adding, "He said that [Archie] slept for the first 24 hours like all babies do...and then he woke up."
"I see the guy with a buzzing smile on his face still," Chalmers said. "Like any father he lights up even more when he speaks about his son and how proud he is of his wife and what she's doing right now in his absence." Harry and Meghan are definitely excited about the new addition to their family since the prince was spotted wearing a jacket embroidered with the words "Invictus Family Daddy" and "I Am Daddy" highlighted in yellow at the Hague event.
When asked who the baby takes after, Meghan said at the Sussex family photocall, "We're still trying to figure that out," while Harry shared, "Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks." Archie Harrison will be the seventh in line to the throne and will be the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's eighth great-grandchild and the Prince of Wales, Charles' fourth grandchild.
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