On Thursday, May 9, the Duke of Sussex, 34, arrived in the Netherlands in order to herald the next round of the Invictus Games, which is a Paralympic-style event for veterans and serving armed forces members who have been injured or wounded in the line of duty. This trip of course comes after the royal and the duchess, 37, welcomed their son into the world.
Harry spent the day informing himself on all the preparations that are occurring for the games, which will launch a year from today on May 9, 2020. But the new dad didn’t just spend his time listening, he actually flexed his muscles a bit when he gave archery a chance.
Well, at least he’s getting ready for The Hunger Games. When the duke wasn’t having a ball shooting some arrows, he did give a serious speech about the importance of this event. “I had seen first-hand the transformative power of sport in helping people physically and psychologically recover and knew that the Invictus Games would change lives, capture hearts and inspire a generation, the Invictus generation,” he said.
“Now here we are, launching the countdown to the fifth Invictus Games and I am absolutely thrilled that many more wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women will have the opportunity to continue their journey to recovery,” Harry added.
Originally, Harry was supposed to visit Amsterdam, but had to shuffle up his plans due to Meghan’s overdue birth. Nevertheless, Prince William‘s brother was right by his family’s side as the newest member of the royal family arrived. “Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning — a very healthy boy,” he gushed to some reporters according to ITV News. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. This has been the most amazing experience I could possibly imagine.”
He added, “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we are both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everyone out there. It’s been amazing. So we just wanted to share this with everybody.”
It is quite wonderful for the duke to take some time to pay tribute to those who have put their lives on the line for their country. We know he will pass his incredible traits down to his baby boy.