Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born in May 2019, and is the older brother of ten-month-old Sussex daughter Lilibet Diana. Even though young Archie didn’t cross the Atlantic from California to The Hague with his parents, he still enjoys the Olympic action and “can’t wait” for more, Prince Harry has revealed.
Young Windsor had seen footage of the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, which fascinated him, according to his father.
Harry told PEOPLE: “I showed Archie the wheelchair basketball and rugby video from the Invictus Games in Sydney, and he loved it.”
He added: “I showed him how some had lost their legs and explained that some also had invisible wounds.
“Not because he asked, but because I wanted to tell him.
“Kids really understand, and seeing it through her eyes is just amazing because it’s so unfiltered and honest.”
The fifth Invictus Games, due to conclude on Friday, was set up by the Duke to showcase the achievements of wounded or sick soldiers and military women.
The first games were launched back in 2014, before Prince Harry married Meghan, and before the birth of Archie and Lilibet.
He described: “Being a father certainly adds another emotional layer to it.”
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Prince’s career and personal life are tied up in the Invictus Games, and people he calls the “Invictus family”.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex first began their relationship at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, describing the Invictus crowd as the “perfect community” to share this first public appearance with.
Prince Harry commented: “There is no place where you can feel more embraced and supported than with the Invictus family.”
He went on to say: “The Toronto game is the first time we’ve been out and about officially public.
“We were dating at the time, so there was a lot to accept, but luckily, we were in the perfect community for that.
“Now, five years later, here we are in The Hague at the fifth Invictus Games, as parents of two children, and living in the US.
“I’ve always wanted to share these incredible moments with someone special, and having Meg by my side means everything.”
Harry shared his wish for Archie to achieve his goals and dreams, but his wish for his character to match “what we see before us today” at the Olympics.
He said: “What I’m reminded of is that it doesn’t matter what you want to be when you grow up, it’s your character that matters most, and nothing would make mom and I prouder than seeing him have the character we saw us today.