How Archie’s Birth is Making Prince Harry Miss Princess Diana

New babies can be the source of so much joy. With their ten little fingers and ten little toes, they can remind you of all that’s pure in the world.

When a couple has a new child, it’s usually time for their family members to come together. Everyone typically reunites to meet the new baby and ooh and aww over how cute he or she is.

For Prince Harry, having his son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was obviously a momentous occasion, but it also was a reminder that he was missing one very important person, his mother Princess Diana.

How is Harry feeling about Diana since Archie’s birth?

Yesterday, just three days after Archie was born, Harry flew to the Netherlands to kick off the countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games. The games are a set of Paralympic competitions for wounded veterans or members of the armed forces.

While there, he spoke to former soldier, Dennis van Der Stroon, as van der Stroon geared up to compete in next year’s competition.

The former soldier and Harry reportedly talked about family.

“He said missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son and it falls away when you lose your mother,” van der Stroon said of the Duke.

Diana died in 1997 in a car crash in Paris when she was just 36 years old.

How is Harry enjoying being a dad?

Though Harry did bring up his mother, his talks on Thursday weren’t all sad. He also spoke with veterans about the joy of being a new father.

He “talked about how having a small child was his new focus and new goal,” according to van der Stroon.

“He was just amazed by the miracles in the world, and how his child has made a lot of people happy.”

Harry has also been delighted by his son’s temperament.

“He also told me he’s really happy that his son is so far very quiet” van der Stroon continued.

Archie’s birth

Archie was born on May 6th in the early hours of the morning. His birth was announced via the Sussex Royal Instagram page.

“We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,” the announcement read.

“The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”

On Wednesday, Meghan Markle and Harry introduced their baby to the world and to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

They also announced the name of the baby.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the announcement read.

“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”

Read more: First Glimpse at Baby Sussex: Everything We Know About the Baby So Far

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