Prince Harry Says He ‘Can’t Imagine Life Without’ Son Archie
Prince Harry headed to Oxford and while he was there, he spoke about his wife Meghan Markle and newborn son, Archie, both of whom stayed home in Windsor.
Harry’s visit to Oxford’s Children Hospital was spectacular. While there, he met 13-year-old Mikayla, a former winner of the WellChild award. In case you didn’t know, Harry is patron of WellChild, a charity helping seriously ill children get treatment.
During the visit, kids and staff members congratulated him on the new baby — and they even gave him gifts to take home to Archie! (Including a giant teddy bear.)
Harry also spoke to mom of two, Amy Scullard. As Amy held her 10-week-old daughter, she told reporters that Harry asked if her daughter “was over the stormy period as babies are supposed be grumpy for the first 10 weeks — and she is.”
“He said he’s getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life,” Amy added. “He said he just feels part of the family and he can’t imagine life without his son.”
Neither can we, Harry!
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Today, The Duke of Sussex visited Oxford to highlight the positive work being done in the city for young children, disabled people and the community at large. The Duke started his day meeting young patients at the Oxford Children’s Hospital. In 2016 at the @WellChild Awards, The Duke promised awardee Mikayla Beames he would visit her at hospital. Today, HRH was able to fulfill that promise and spend time with Mikayla and other patients and their families, along with the some of the extraordinary staff and teachers in the Hospital School who are on hand to support the young patients as they continue their studies whilst in hospital. Afterwards, The Duke of Sussex, in celebration of its 30th year, re-opened the OXSRAD Disability Sports and Leisure Centre, a facility first opened by his mother, Diana Princess of Wales in 1989. His Royal Highness felt honoured to pay tribute to her work and meet some of the people his mother met 30 years ago. This centre supports people with disabilities through sport and physical exercise – an area The Duke is particularly passionate about. HRH has seen the transformative effect sports, teamwork and exercise can have on people, not just physically but also for their mental fitness. The Duke’s final stop was at Barton Neighbourhood Centre to see the work of Thrive Teams, an initiative that supports at risk youth with access to education and employment. The Barton Centre includes a cafe, doctor’s office, sports hall, local police centre and food bank. The team there save nearly one tonne of food per day from being wasted and whip up some incredible meals for those that can’t afford to sustain themselves. Serving as a hub for this close-knit community, where 1 in 4 grow up in child poverty, this centre truly is a lifeline for its roughly 5,000 residents, but also an example of what can be achieved when we all come together.