Prince Harry hosts the WellChild awards at Kew Gardens
When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Prince Harry, 36, is back in the UK to unveil a new statue of his mother Princess Diana at Kensington Palace on what would have been her 60th birthday. The Duke of Sussex returned to Britain alone for the event leaving his wife Meghan Markle, 39, their son Archie, two, and newborn baby girl Lilibet behind in California.
After self-isolating at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor for five days, Harry stepped out on Wednesday night to attend a charity event.
The Duke went to a special WellChild Awards 2021 event at Kew Gardens where he spoke to parents supported by the charity and gave some touching updates about his own children.
Speaking to the father of one little girl who asked how Harry was doing following Baby Lilibet’s arrival on June 4, Harry said: “Two is definitely a juggle.”
He later told another guest: “We’ve been lucky so far, she’s very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy.”
The Prince also talked about his newborn daughter as he chatted to Harvey Eustace, 11, and his family.
Harvey, who has Autism and ADHD, received a special recognition award for creating a memory garden for his local community for people to go and reflect on those they have lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mum Steph Freeman said: “He was saying the baby is lovely. He was so down to earth, it was really nice to see him back here.”
Language expert and author Judi James analysed Harry’s updates on his children for Express.co.uk and claimed his words seem to hint he is pining for home and may feel some guilt about not being there.
Judi told Express.co.uk: “Harry’s comments at the WellChild awards suggest a man who is missing his two children in the US and who might even be feeling pangs of guilt that he’s not back home helping Meghan cope with one new baby and one energetic toddler.”
Harry’s reference to “juggling” his two children, hints he feels it’s a two-person job, Judi claimed.
The expert added: “When he says ‘Two is definitely a juggle’ he hints he might be thinking how that ‘juggling’ will be going on with one parent missing.”
Prince Harry and Eugenie’s close bond he stays with cousin in UK [INSIGHT]
Princess Anne and Queen’s ‘shared humour and stoicism’ bonds them [PICTURES]
Prince George ‘confidence grown’ thanks to Kate and William [ANALYSIS]
The Duke may feel very emotional ahead of honouring his mother at today’s engagement, Judi said.
She explained: “Harry has been overcome with emotions at these awards in previous years and the sight of all the children and young adults this year, plus the emotions building about today’s memorial to his mother would mean his own family would be very much in the front of his mind.”
Harry’s use of words when referring to his little ones makes it clear he is a “besotted” father.
Judi said: “Describing Lilibet as ‘chilled’ while Archie is ‘running around like crazy’ makes him sound like any besotted dad and the use of the ‘We’ word in ‘We’ve been very lucky so far’ suggests he and Meghan see being parents as a very shared role.”
Harry and Meghan have not been back to the UK together since they quit royal life in March 2020.
They have been based in the USA since last year and are expected to remain their long-term.
While the Sussexes will likely raise their children in the States there are hopes they could return with them to Britain for a visit at some point.
Next year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Harry and Meghan could travel to England with Lili and Archie to celebrate the special Royal Family milestone.
Source: Read Full Article