The father-of-one says that he has so much time with his family now that sometimes he is wracked with guilt over it.
Prince Harry may have moved to the US but he has those he cares about most right by his side. The Duke of Sussex is also on lockdown like most of the world and has his wife, Meghan Markle, and son, Archie Harisson, with him. Although he continues to work, he is spending ample time with them.
Recently, during a 30-minute video call with several UK parents and caretakers connected with a children’s charity, he opened up about what he feels about this stay-at-home order. He showed that he is a devoted family man and was equally devoted to helping people during this period of lockdown.
"There’s a hell of a lot of positives that are happening at the same time and being able to have family time — so much family time — that you almost think, 'Do I feel guilty for having so much family time?'' he shared while speaking from his LA home. "You’ve got to celebrate those moments where you are just on the floor rolling around in hysterics. Inevitably, half an hour later, maybe a day later, there’s going to be something that you have to deal with and there’s no way you can run away from it," he added, according to PEOPLE.
Prince Harry has hosted a video chat with parents looking after vulnerable children at home during the coronavirus pandemic. During the call, @WellChild patron Harry spoke with @Leannenotanurse and @CraigHatch about the challenges families such as theirs are currently facing. pic.twitter.com/JiJYNyjnME— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 15, 2020
The devoted daddy has been playing with his little one it seems and it has been said previously that Archie can do a lot more than crawl now. A friend of theirs spoke to Daily Mail anonymously saying that the baby is a "bundle of energy" and is constantly babbling. They said, "Archie has now learned how to pull himself up while in the crib which Meghan said is cute, but can be a bit nerve-wracking. She also said Archie's new thing is blowing kisses, which is just absolutely adorable."
Realizing that not all families are having a similar time, he spoke to associates of WellChild, which he has supported for more than 10 years now. "It’s very nice to see the familiar faces on here," he said. The charity supports children who are seriously ill to have a fighting chance. Speaking to the parents of some of those children, he praised them calling them "super-parents" for showing fortitude despite increased fears. Those who have underlying health conditions are more susceptible to the disease, which has become a global pandemic.
“Inspired by the frontline workers and essential workers everywhere,” Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have spent two days with @ProjAngelFood delivering meals to people with life-threatening illnesses in Los Angeles.— Omid Scobie (@scobie) April 16, 2020
Details via @HarpersBazaarUS:https://t.co/yjJ6uY6HWt
"The resilience and the strength that you guys have is absolutely incredible," he said, according to PEOPLE. "You must never, ever, ever, ever forget that. Of course, there are going to be hard days – I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it is for you guys," he told them. He joked, "Having one kid at 11 months old is enough!” He referred to Archie, who turns 1 on May 6.
During the call, he heard from the parents about the difficulties in accessing complex medical care as well as the unique challenges isolation has brought. When he was asked how he was coping, he said, "Not too bad. I think it’s certainly strange times — everyone is experiencing the same thing in a very unique way. But the longer this goes on for, I imagine the harder it is for each and every one of you."
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have donated more than $112,000 generated from their royal wedding broadcast to U.K. charity Feeding Britain amid the Coronavirus pandemic. ♥️https://t.co/zDBEiM8Wpe pic.twitter.com/EwIcKIL5tB— E! News (@enews) April 15, 2020
The royal couple hasn't been entirely confined in their home while in Los Angeles. The duke and the duchess are continuing with their charity work, even if it means stepping out of the home to help local communities. The couple has been volunteering with Project Angel Food delivering food for vulnerable people. They worked with the nonprofit organization on Easter Sunday to help ease the load off of them.
"They told us they heard our drivers were overloaded and wanted to volunteer to lighten the drivers' workload," Project Angel Food’s executive director, Richard Ayoub, told WEHOville. "It’s really, really amazing. We loved having them and they are the most down-to-earth people," he added.
WATCH: New LA residents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent the past two days experiencing the city through the eyes of philanthropy, delivering meals to vulnerable families through Project Angel Food. https://t.co/DOCkSSCLjW pic.twitter.com/gPpNhMF7p9— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 17, 2020
Another source said that they "were properly distanced and followed all of the organization’s strong protective guidelines" when making more than 20 deliveries on April 15.