Prince Harry opens up about how being a father has made him miss his late mum Princess Diana

Must See 17/05/2019

The Duke of Sussex took a trip to the Netherlands this week to launch the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games, which will be held in The Hague in 2020.

During his trip away from his wife and newborn son Archie, Prince Harry opened up to a former soldier Dennis van der Stroon about how becoming a father has affected him. 

Dennis described the conversation with the Prince to People magazine as "amazing and emotional", saying: "At a certain moment, we just got connected on this level,"

"We talked about how my wife, Mireille, is 20 weeks pregnant with our first child, a girl, and he told me how special it was that his son had just been born,"

"Harry talked about how having a small child was his new focus and new goal and I told him how a couple of months ago, I was struggling with my mental health but my wife's pregnancy has given me a goal," Dennis explained, who goal is to compete for The Netherlands Invictus team.

"Above all he said he was just amazed by the miracles in the world, and how his child has made a lot of people happy,"

"I told Harry about my mother and we talked about our shared experience of missing my mum," Denis shared.

"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,"

"He said he meets a lot of people in his work who have lost a mother, father, sister, brother or relatives and when he hears their story, as he heard my story, he said he doesn't feel so alone,"