It was back to work for Prince Harry Thursday after he and Meghan Markle welcomed their baby son Archie into the world Monday morning.
Harry travelled to The Hague to launch the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games 2020, with him giving a powerful speech about how incredible the event is.
The Duke of Sussex shared, “When we launched the first Invictus Games in 2014 I knew that these men and women, who had given it their all in service to their country, would now do the same on the sports field, inspiring millions of people around the world and changing mindsets around disability forever.”
“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.”
“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.”
The royal, who was pictured wearing a “Daddy” jacket, with the highlighted letters reading “I Am Daddy”, continued, “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.”
The next Invictus Games will take place in the Netherlands after previous years in Sydney, Toronto, Orlando and London.
Harry’s appearance comes a day after he and Meghan Markle introduced baby Archie to the world as they posed for a photocall at Windsor Castle.
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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
Harry and Meghan have been inundated with gifts since welcoming the newborn and Thursday was no different, as the royal was given an adorable Invictus Games one-piece. See more in the clip below.