When baby Archie Harrison was born in May, Prince Harry proudly shared the news with reporters, telling the world: ‘I’m very happy to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine.
‘How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing so we just wanted to share this with everybody.’
While Harry and Meghan Markle have been very protective of their little one, the Duke of Sussex decided to open up about being a father during a speech at The Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit in London on Tuesday.
‘Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behaviour, one day maybe even following in my footsteps,’ he said.
‘But it’s not just my role as a father that shows me that; it’s the people I see every day that don’t realise how inspirational they are to those watching.’
Harry also spoke about his mother, Princess Diana, being one of his role models.
‘My mother, Princess Diana, was a role model to so many, without realising the impact she would have on so many lives. You don’t have to be a princess or public figure to be a role model, in fact it’s equally valuable if you’e not because it’s more relatable.’
He continued: ‘To the mentees here today, I am incredibly proud of what you’ve achieved and I can safely say that my mother, who would have turned 58 yesterday would feel the same.’