Everyone has been speculating over what kind of a father the prince would be, and his actions are proof enough that he would be a really amazing one. His latest gesture of wearing a "daddy" t-shirt to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands has everyone going "awwww" over the new father.
Prince Harry is a proud father and it has been obvious that he is utterly ecstatic since his son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor came into the world on May 6. He was present with Meghan when she was in labor, and couldn't stop gushing over how precious his son is in the first official media announcement he made.
Now that little Archie is born, Prince Harry is back to his official duties and made his first royal appearance in The Hague, the Netherlands to celebrate the Invictus Games, which he created. But even while performing his royal duties, he did not forget to be a daddy. He was seen wearing a jacket that read "I am Daddy" while bicycling.
He was visiting the Sportcampus Zuiderpark in The Hague, where he cycled around the park and joined an archery session. He also watched a wheelchair basketball training session, according to HELLO Magazine.
The jacket he wore had the words “Invictus Family Daddy” embroidered on it while the message "I Am Daddy" was highlighted in yellow. The new father's excitement is definitely palpable because he did not stop at that. Underneath he wore a black shirt that also had the same message, according to People.com.
This was the first time in three days that the father left his wife Meghan Markle and son to start attending official duties. At the event, he discussed with friend JJ Chalmers, a former Invictus star and broadcaster, that fatherhood was the “best thing he will ever do.”
Chalmers also said that it must be difficult for him to leave the four-day-old baby at home. “If anything I suppose it shows the importance of this competition to him,” he remarked. “The [Invictus] is his first baby.” The Invictus Games are an international adaptive multi-sport event for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans. The games include wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing.
The Duke of Sussex was presented with multiple gifts during his trip, including a cute white onesie, a rattle, and a baby's cube toy decorated with rabbits — for which he feigned disappointment thinking it was for him — at the event.
Prince Harry is given a baby outfit for his son Archie on his first day back at work pic.twitter.com/eu2xBIcK9J— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 10, 2019
Many people close to the prince have speculated about what kind of a parent he will be. For instance, Emma Forbes, a UK radio and television presenter with links to the royal family, said that he would be an “amazing” father. “Harry’s the one that’s got so much of Diana in him,” she said. And, Chalmers also added his two bits recently. The former Royal Marine said that the new father would take a proactive role. “He’ll be hands-on,” he said, adding that Harry would have already changed Archie’s diaper. “He must have done.”
He's also sure that he would be on baby duty once he returns home. “I’m sure he will be walking through the door tonight and be handed the baby and told it’s his turn now,” he remarked. “I think naturally he’s obviously going to have a hard time with the sleep for a little while."
Sleep, or the lack of it, has been a topic that Prince Harry and his elder brother have already broached. When Prince Harry first addressed the media after Archie's birth, he said that he had slept only two or three hours. Prince William had joked, “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!” according to Parent.com.
The lack of sleep is a running theme with all new parents because of how little they actually get any shuteye. The royal couple wouldn't be any different given how hands-on they are. Even with support staff and nannies, a newborn baby needs its mother foremost, so we can already assume the struggles the Duchess of Sussex would be going through and she's lucky, which she acknowledges, for the "two guys" in her life.