Prince Harry may be new to fatherhood, but it is safe to say that his son, Archie, whom he shares with wife Duchess Meghan, has already stolen his heart. The king became nostalgic during a solo trip to the Netherlands on Thursday, May 9, when he was thinking about the loss of his mother, Princess Diana.
Dennis van der Stroon, a veteran who spoke with the former military pilot, 34, during the countdown of the Invictus Games for 2020, shared a story with Harry about his own mother’s death, and how his wife is currently pregnant, according to Hello
“Harry was talking about how a small child was his new focus and new goal and I told him that I was struggling with my mental health a few months ago, but my wife’s pregnancy gave me a goal,” says Van der Stroon, 31, told the outlet. “He especially said that he was just amazed by the wonders of the world and how his child made many people happy. He also told me that he is very happy that his son is very quiet so far. But he also said that I did not have to make too many plans and that you cannot plan in any way when the baby arrives. “
Van der Stroon added that the conversation then turned to their deceased mothers. “I told Harry about my mother and we talked about our shared experience of missing a mother. He said missing a mother is like missing a kind of safety, how you need it as a son and it falls away if you lose your mother, “Van der Stroon shared. “He said he met many people in his job who lost a mother, father, sister, brother or family, and when he heard their story, when he heard my story, he said he didn’t feel so alone.”
Harry and the former Suits star, 37, welcomed their son on Monday May 6 and shared news about his name two days later.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce that they have named their first child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the couple subtitled a photo on their Instagram page. “This afternoon their Royal Highnesses presented Her Majesty the Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess’s mother were also present for this special occasion.”