Prince Harry just broke his paternity leave for a very important reason

  • Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made headlines this weekend as they announced the news that they had welcomed their baby daughter.

    ‘It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world,’ read a statement from the now family of four.

    Yes, the royal baby is officially here and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have honoured both the Queen and Princess Diana with their baby name choices.

    ‘Lilibet’ is famously the Queen’s nickname from her parents – a sweet nod to the monarch.

    ‘Lili was born on Friday June 4 at 11.40am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California,’ the statement from the Sussex family continued.

    ‘She weighed 7lbs 11oz (3.5kg). Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.’

    ‘She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe,’ the Sussex couple announced on their Archewell site. ‘Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.’

    As the family of four enjoy this time privately, Prince Harry surprised the world as he interrupted his paternity leave to make an important announcement.

    The announcement in question? The return of the Invictus Games.

    The Duke of Sussex announced today in an Instagram post that the Invictus Games are back. And while the next games was already set to take place in The Hague, Netherlands, in April 2022, Prince Harry announced today that the following games would be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2023.

    ‘It’s time to spread the news,’ he announced. ‘Something big is coming to Germany.’

    Well, this is exciting!

    Reading now