Prince Harry’s thoughts on his new little family will melt your heart

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Prince Harry and wife Duchess Meghan welcomed baby Archie earlier this month, switching up their superstar couple status to family-of-three.

“Can’t imagine life without his son”

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 5:26am on 6 May and it’s clear that Harry – who has gone straight back to work – has been doing a LOT of reading about newborn life.

During a visit to Oxford’s Children Hospital he chatted with mum-of-two Amy Scullard and her 10-week-old daughter Ida.

Harry thoughtfully asked Amy if her baby daughter “was over the stormy period, as babies are supposed be grumpy for the first ten weeks.” (Apparently Ida is!)

Amy told People magazine that Harry said he has had no trouble bonding with his firstborn son.

“He said he’s getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life,” Amy said.

“He said he just feels part of the family and he can’t imagine life without his son.”

“Awake at 4 o’clock”

During another engagement, the new dad was again quizzed about family life. Visiting Barton Neighbourhood Centre, Fatma Sheikh chatted to Harry. Fatma later told Hello! magazine that they’d spoken about both Meghan and Archie’s postpartum progress.

“I asked him how Archie was and he said ‘he is doing well’. I asked him if Meghan was well and he said ‘yes, she is fine.'”

Harry told Oxford school children who presented him with cards and posters “when I’m awake at 4 o’clock in the morning I’ll read all these!”

“It’s magic”

During the family’s first public photocall last week, the new parents shared more about baby Archie.

“He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm. He’s been the dream,” Meghan said.

“I don’t know who he gets that from,” Harry returned. “It’s great. Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two and a half days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.”

“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy,” Meghan summed-up.

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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.

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