Prince Harry is a ‘proud dad’ after his daughter takes her first steps | Entertainment

Prince Harry is a “proud dad” after his daughter takes her first steps.

The Duke of Sussex has found 10-month-old Lilibet determined to ‘keep up’ with her older brother Archie, two, and the toddler has just started to find his feet, much to his delight.

Harry told People magazine: “Her current priorities are trying to keep up with her brother; she took her first steps just a few days ago! Proud dad here.”

The 37-year-old prince and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are currently in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games, a sporting competition tailored for military personnel and veterans and they “can’t wait” to bring their children along one day.

But Archie already knows about the contest.

He said: “I showed Archie a wheelchair basketball and rugby video from the Invictus Games in Sydney, and he absolutely loved it.

“I showed him how some had missing legs and explained that some also had invisible injuries. Not because he asked, but because I wanted to tell him. Children understand so much, and seeing it through his eyes was amazing because it’s so unfiltered and honest.”

Harry has “tremendous respect” for Invictus Games competitors and their families and revealed he had vowed to wait out his own military days before settling down.

He said: “Being a father definitely adds another emotional layer to that.

“When I was in the military, I vowed to get out before I had a wife and kids, because I couldn’t imagine the heartbreak of being separated for so long during deployment, the risk of getting hurt and the reality that my family’s life could be changed forever if that happened.

“Every member of the Invictus community has experienced these things to varying degrees. I have immense respect for what they and their families sacrifice in the name of service.”

Harry and Meghan made their first official appearance as a couple at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, and they felt it was the “perfect” environment to go public with their relationship.

The prince explained: “There is nowhere you can feel more embraced and supported than with the Invictus family.

“The Toronto Games were our first official public outing. We were dating at the time, so it was a lot to take in, but luckily we were with the perfect community for it.

“Now, five years later, here we are in The Hague at the fifth Invictus Games, as parents of two, and living in the United States, I’ve always wanted to share these incredible moments with someone special, and having Meg by my side means everything.”


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