Prince Harry said he missed his family in his latest TV interview – and admitted working from home was “really difficult”, especially with young children at home.
In an interview with Today show host Hoda Kotb in the Netherlands about the Invictus Gamesthe Duke of Sussex has spoken openly about his family and how he wants to make the world a ‘better place for his children’.
He also said how he feels about the advice of his mother “more than ever”.
When asked if he missed his family back home, he replied “yes”, adding “especially in the last two years, for most people, haven’t we missed their family? is this not ?”
But when asked specifically if he misses his brother and father, Prince William and Prince Charles, he paused before answering directly, saying his focus was on the Invictus Games competitors.
“Look, I mean… right now I’m here focused on these guys and these families and giving them everything I can, 120% to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime” , did he declare.
“That’s my goal here. And when I leave here, I go back, and my goal is my family, who I miss so much.”
Working from home “it’s not all that crazy”
He said the days revolve “around the children as much as humanly possible” and that they would cut off their Zoom calls.
The 37-year-old added: “All this working from home isn’t all it’s made out to be – certainly after-covid – because it’s really hard.
“But when you and your kids are in the same place, it’s really hard to separate work from them, because they sort of overlap. I mean, Archie spends more time interrupting our Zoom calls.”
Harry was pointed out that he had lived in the United States for two years and asked if he felt “at peace now”.
He said: “I don’t know how many people really feel at peace, you know? I feel, at times, overwhelmingly at peace.
“And we, as humans, are compassionate people. But when your life gets really tough, it can be, for some, harder to find compassion for others.
“But what I’ve learned over the years is – certainly for myself – that I find healing in helping others. And I think that’s what we should really focus on.”
Harry says his mum is ‘helping me settle in’
Harry said he had “always wanted to be a dad” and “I have two little people that I am responsible for” and told them about his mother, who died in 1997.
Of his son, Archie, two, the Duke said: “I’m not telling him everything that happened, but it’s definitely, you know, Grandma Diana and some pictures in the house. “
When asked if he felt his mum’s presence, Harry added: “It’s constant. It’s been the case for two years. More than ever before.
“It’s almost like she’s done her part with my brother and now she’s back to help me. I settled her in, now she’s helping me settle in. That’s how I feel.
“He has his children. I have my children. You know, the circumstances are obviously different.
“I feel his presence in almost everything I do now. But certainly more than I ever have in the past two years.”
Duke talks about “I feel” responsibility as a parent
He said there were “so many reasons to be happy in the outside world, but there are also so many reasons to worry” and that it was “about trying to make the world a better place for my children”.
He added: “Otherwise what’s the point of bringing children into the world, right? It’s a responsibility I feel as a parent.”
The Duke of Sussex was joined by his wife, Meghan, to visit the Queen on her trip to the Invictus Games Last week.
Harry said his grandmother was “in great shape” and wanted to make sure she was “protected” and had the “right people around her”.
‘I don’t know yet’: Harry’s platinum jubilee uncertainty
Prince Harry said he was ‘sure’ the Queen was looking forward to him Platinum Jubilee Celebrationsbut wasn’t sure he would be able to attend.
When asked if he would be there, he said: “I don’t know yet. There are a lot of things – security issues and everything.
“So that’s what I’m trying to do — trying to make sure that, you know, I can get my kids to meet her.”
The Queen celebrates her birthday at Sandringham
Meanwhile, the Queen has arrived at her Norfolk estate where she will celebrate her 96th birthday on Thursday.
The monarch was flown by helicopter from Windsor Castle to her home in Sandringham, where she enjoyed family reunions with the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen has experienced mobility issues in recent months and has canceled appearances at a number of events.
She was able to attend Philip’s memorial service and continued to perform her state duties and host virtual events.
The monarch is believed to be staying at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Wood Farm cottage in Sandringham, a property she said her late husband “loved”.