Wed, 15 May, 2019
Prince Harry gushes over baby Archie: “Can’t imagine life” without him
Prince Harry has revealed what life as a father has been like since the arrival of his first-born Archie.
The Duke of Sussex paid a visit to local residents at the Barton Neighbourhood Centre in Oxford, where he said that he can’t imagine a life without his son.
The 34-year-old was met with plenty of well-wishers, all eager to know more about the newborn.
Speaking to Hello!, Mrs Sheikh said that she asked the Prince about his son.
“I asked him how Archie was, and he said he is doing well,” she said. “I asked him if Meghan was well and he said, ‘Yes, she is fine.'”
Others were told of the sleepless nights he was facing from Harry himself.
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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.
When presented with posters from school children, the royal said that he looks forward to reading them at “4 o’clock in the morning” when his son is wide awake.
The Duke also took a trip to Oxford Children’s Hospital and spoke to Amy Scullard, a mother-of-two, who was cradling her 10-week-old daughter.
Presumably looking for advice from someone experienced, Harry had asked if her daughter was over her grumpy period which occurs throughout the first 10 weeks.
“He said he’s getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life,” said Ms Scullard. “He said he just feels part of the family and he can’t imagine life without his son.”
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6.