Prince Harry took a brief break from new parenthood yesterday to travel to the Netherlands, where he ended up having a candid heart-to-heart.
The 34-year-old Duke of Sussex, who just welcomed newborn son Archie with wife Meghan Markle, visited with Invictus Games hopeful Dennis van der Stroon. The duo rode bikes together and launched the official countdown to the Invictus Games in The Hague next year. They also got real with one another about parenthood and Harry revealed that the experience of bringing Archie into the world has made him miss his mother, the late Princess Diana, even more.
Van der Stroon spoke about his “emotional” conversation with Prince Harry to People, saying, “We just got connected on this level. We talked about how my wife, Mireille, is 20 weeks pregnant with our first child, a girl, and he told me how special it was that his son has just been born.”
As van der Stroon explained, the duke said the experience of having a son has breathed a new sense of focus into his life.