Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, baby Archie Harrison, in May exactly a year after they said 'I do' at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Since his birth, Harry has given sweet updates about his son and the world finally met the tiny tot during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal tour in Africa.
There have been reports that the couple may move to Canada, but Harry hasn't commented on the rumours.
However, he did decide to open up about becoming a father earlier this week during a sweet speech at the WellChild awards. The Duke of Sussex is a patron for the charity, which allows children with serious illnesses to spend time at home with their families. He revealed that he had known that Meghan was expecting when they attended the same event in 2018, and at one point stepped back to stop himself from crying.
'Yet this year, it resonates in a different way, because now I’m a father,' he said.
'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 then took a moment to compose himself, before continuing: '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.'
Following his speech, Meghan joined him onstage and they spent time with the young winners before the ceremony.
Aren't they just the sweetest?
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