Attending The Hague in the Netherlands to launch the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games, the Prince was open to talking about his new baby boy and how much he missed his mum.
Speaking to former soldier, Dennis van der Stroon, Harry talked about the tragic loss of his mother.
“[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,” van der Stroon told The Daily Mail.
“He said he meets a lot of people in his work who have lost a mother, father, sister, brother or relatives and when he hears their story, as he heard my story, he said he doesn’t feel so alone.”
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The Duke of Sussex today attended the official launch of The Invictus Games The Hague 2020. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. Sport has the power to help people physically and psychologically. Our mental fitness is the key, because without it we fail to operate efficiently; but with it your physical performance and potential are exponentially improved and we have witnessed this over and over again. Thousands of hopeful competitors around the world are training hard, putting the hours in and aiming to represent their country once again at next years’ Games. 19 nations will be represented in The Hague, standing shoulder to shoulder, and showing the world what teamwork, friendship and loyalty really means. In these challenging times these values are more important than ever. It is your resilience, your determination and your courage which draw crowds in their thousands. Leaving them feeling more inspired, moved and proud than they ever thought possible. You have already proved – anything is possible. Make these games your own. We chose you for a reason. And it wasn’t just because I like the colour orange! Thank you all for guarding the Invictus Spirit and see you in 2020. – The Duke of Sussex
“Harry talked about how having a small child was his new focus and new goal and I told him how a couple of months ago, I was struggling with my mental health but my wife’s pregnancy has given me a goal.”
Harry also reportedly told the ex-soldier that he was “amazed by the miracles in the world” and that he was aware his new child had made people happy.
“He also told me he’s really happy that his son is so far very quiet. ”
But he also told me not to make too many plans and that there’s no way you can plan for when the baby arrives.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on
I can totally relate to what Harry is saying. I lost my own mum 7 years ago next month. It’s like having your security blanket snatched away from you. You really never feel secure ever again.
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