Prince Harry couldn't wait to be a father and now that he is, he can't help but recall his emotions when he found out his wife was pregnant with Archie, but couldn't yet break it to the world.
Much like his late mother, Princess Diana, Prince Harry has a very soft spot for children, according to Good Housekeeping. From the Princess of Wales being a school teacher and making sure that her sons had fun at an amusement park to the Duke of Sussex engaging with kids much like how he did when a video of him playing with a little girl stealing his popcorn went viral, the only phrase that comes to mind is "like mother, like son". And given that the two were very similar in other ways as well, this comes as no surprise.
Now that he's a father himself, he seems to emulate his mother even more. So much so that during his speech at the Well Child Awards 2019 when he presented the award for the most "inspirational child" in the four-to-six years old age category, he broke down as he spoke about being a new father and keeping Meghan's pregnancy a secret from the rest of the world.
According to People, Prince Harry, 35, revealed how this time last year, he and Meghan Markle were secretly expecting their first child together. As he opened up about the emotions they were feeling as first-time parents-to-be, the prince couldn't help but choke up.
“Last year, when my wife and I attended, we knew we were expecting our first child — no one else did at the time, but we did — and I remember…” he said before his voice trailed off and tears sprang to his eyes. The royal then bowed his head slightly as he paused for a moment to collect himself and his emotions.
As he did, the crowd applauded him, showing their support. After taking a couple of moments to collect himself, the emotional father cleared his throat and continued saying, "I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tight during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heartstrings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own," reported Hello Magazine.
The Duke of Sussex was comforted by the co-host of the award ceremony, TV presenter Gaby Roslin, according to The Sun.
His emotional words came after Meghan Markle confirmed that their infant son, Archie had taken after his dad with his red hair. She also mentioned that the little one had spent his first day at a playgroup in Windsor earlier the same day. Meghan told one girl and her mother, "I just took Archie for his first (playgroup) class. It was a lot of fun. He loved it."
The Well Child charity was one of four charities chosen by the royal couple to benefit from the donations made by the public after Archie's birth in May. The aim is to help seriously ill children and young people get out of the hospitals and make it home to their families.
Well, there's a lot more of parenthood that the Duke of Sussex can look forward to and we're sure he'll be just like his mother when it comes to raising little Archie and any other kids he and Meghan may have.
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