On Wednesday, the Duke has broken up his paternal leave to make a very special statement with royal fans.
Prince Harry, who has just become the proud father of, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, with wife Meghan on Friday, appeared in a video message tweeted by Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023.
The clip shot in selfie-mode shows the duke outfitted informally in the Sussexes’ Montecito home. Speaking directly to the camera, Harry says: “It’s time to spread the news, something big is coming, Germany.“
According to hellomagazine.com, the footage then cuts to a montage of athletes during their training, revealing that The Invictus Games Dusseldorf will take place between 9 to 16 September 2023.
In the meantime, the suspended Games in The Hague has been shifted to 16 to 22 April next year, during the pandemic.
Harry initiated the Invictus Games in 2014 which is an international adaptive multi-sport event in which injured, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans participate.
They gather to celebrate the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness.
The first event was held in London and then in Orlando in 2016, Toronto in 2017, and Sydney in 2018.
Harry and Meghan are relaxing into life with their son Archie, and their newborn, Lili.
In a declaration on the couple’s website, Archewell, Harry and Meghan also said: “On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
And in a royal first, it is confirmed that Duke and Duchess are on parental leave, adding: “Archewell will continue to do important work and publish stories on the site. We look forward to seeing you!”