Prince Harry has spoken about some of the sweet conversations he has with his son Archie, revealing that he asks the four-year-old what he wants to be when he is a grown-up.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, made the comments during a speech he made to competitors at the Invictus Games in the Hague in 2022.
Footage from the speech was shared in the royal’s new Netflix series Heart of Invictus, which was released by the streaming giant today.
The Invictus Games, which were inspired by the Warrior Games in the US, is a multi-sport event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, with both serving and veteran military from around the world taking part.
Netflix’s documentary follows the behind-the-scenes of the games, telling the stories of competing athletes, and featuring interviews with Prince Harry as he discusses the event, which was first held in 2014.
The speech given by Harry, featured in the series, shows him say: ‘It is here at Invictus Games that you realise – whatever you carry was the springboard that propelled you to the next level.
‘To being the best version of yourself. The version of yourself that you missed, that your spouses missed, that your kids missed.’
He next talks about Archie, revealing that the two share conversations about the future, and what the youngster wants to be one day.
According to Harry: ‘When I talk to my son Archie about what he wants to be when he grows up, some days it’s an astronaut, some days it’s a pilot.
‘But what I remind him is no matter what you want to be when you grow up it’s your character that matters most.
‘And nothing would make his mum and me prouder than to see him have the character of what we see before us today – you.’
During the series, Harry also opened up about losing his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and the trauma that caused him.
In the second episode of the programme, he says: ‘I can only talk from my personal experience, my tour of Afghanistan in 2012 Flying Apaches. Somewhere after that there was an unravelling.
‘The trigger to me was actually returning from Afghanistan. But the stuff that was coming up was from 1997 from the age of 12.
‘Losing my mum at such a young age, the trauma that I had, I was never really aware of.
‘It was never discussed. I didn’t really talk about it, and I suppressed it like most youngsters would have done.
‘But then when it all came fizzing out I was bouncing off the walls because like what is going on here? I’m now feeling everything as opposed to being numb.
‘The biggest struggle for me was the people that no one around me really could help.
‘I didn’t have that support structure that network, or that expert advice to identify what was actually going on with me.
‘Unfortunately, like most of us, the first time you really consider therapy is when you’re lying on the floor in the foetal position, probably wishing that you dealt with some of this stuff previously. And that’s what I really want to change.’
Heart of Invictus has been released ahead of next month’s Invictus Games which will take place in Dusseldorf from September 9.
The event, which will run for eight days, will be attended by both Harry and Meghan.