Why Prince Harry Took a Quick Trip to the Netherlands Days After His Son's Birth
On Wednesday, the new father quickly jetted off to the Netherlands for a one-day trip. However, this wasn’t for leisure, but rather, the quick trip was for a cause very important to Prince Harry: The Invictus Games.
Harry arrived in the Netherlands in the wee hours of Thursday morning to officially kick off the next round of his Invictus Games, People Reported. The games, People explained, are a Paralympic-style series of competitions for veterans and serving armed forces members who have been injured or wounded.
At the kick-off event, Prince Harry spent some time in The Hague, where he learned about the preparations for the games, which will be held in the Netherlands from May 9 through May 16, 2020. During his stay, Harry even took part in a little archery lesson with a few future competitors and took a ride in one of Jaguar Land Rover’s prototype vehicles.
“I had seen first-hand the transformative power of sport in helping people physically and psychologically recover and knew that the Invictus Games would change lives, capture hearts and inspire a generation, the Invictus generation,” Harry said in a speech during his visit. “Now here we are, launching the countdown to the fifth Invictus Games and I am absolutely thrilled that many more wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women will have the opportunity to continue their journey to recovery.”
Even though Harry had to leave his little son behind, he kept him close to his heart during the entire visit. And we mean that literally. During his speech, Harry wore a custom-made Invictus jacket that read, “I Am Daddy.”
Princess Margriet of the Netherlands also welcomed both Harry and his little one to the world with a very special baby gift — a onesie with "The Invictus Games" logo across the front. Perhaps Archie will get his very own jacket to attend the event alongside his mom and dad next year, too.