Prince Harry Shared the Inspiring Advice He Wants to Give His and Meghan Markle's Kids
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been in the United Kingdom in celebration of this year's Invictus Games (and to see the Queen en route to the event!). During their time at the global sporting event, which honors wounded veterans and those currently serving in the military, the Duke of Sussex spoke on what it meant to serve and the lessons he wants to pass down to his two children, Archie and Lilibet. "That I am grateful for every experience I had in and out of my uniform," he told People. "That I learned how to be in true service for others."
The Duke added that he wants his little ones to understand their true calling in life for several reasons. "Finding your purpose is one of the most gratifying experiences," he noted. "Working hard should be fulfilling and rewarding at the same time."
While Prince Harry notes that being a father himself adds another emotional layer to his experience at the Invictus Games, he says it's been "amazing" to introduce the competition to his son already through videos, and the couple "can't wait" to bring both of their children in person in the future. "For the dads and mums who have served, and have been wounded or injured or fallen ill, there's nothing that compares to seeing them rediscover their ability to do whatever they put their minds to," the Duke says. "There's nothing like seeing their kids watch proudly from the stands. It's a true inspiration and a deeply touching experience."
When it comes to Meghan and Prince Harry's other wishes for their children, the Duke noted that he wants them "to grow up in a better world," he shared at the Invictus Games' opening ceremony, according to E! News. "To grow up in a fairer world, a safer world, a more equal world. It's not going to be easy, but I will never, ever, ever rest until I have, as a parent, tried to at least try to make the world a better place for them because it is our responsibility that the world is the way it is now."