Prince Harry was seen warmly embracing British athletes and competitors when he handed out medals after a swimming event at the Invictus Games.
De Duke of Sussex37, affectionately hugged gold medalist Rachel Williamson and silver medalist Sally Renard on the fourth day of the Paralympic style event he set up for injured service personnel.
Harry, who remains in The Hague after Mrs Meghan, 40, flew back California to join children Archie and Lilibet, was seen beaming with Team UK before presenting their distinctions.
The royal, who spent time playing table tennis and virtual golf with athletes, was also seen wholeheartedly embracing an Australian competitor in Zuiderpark.
Prince Harry was seen warmly embracing British athletes and competitors as he handed out medals at a swimming event at the Invictus Games
Harry, 37, who remains in The Hague after Mrs Meghan flew back to California, was seen beaming with Team UK before presenting her distinctions
RAF veteran Williamson competed at the Invictus Games in Sydney 2018 and is this year Team UK Captain, while former RAF corporal Renard was selected for the first time this year for the games since her injury while on tour in Afghanistan.
Harry’s appearance this evening comes after the news that the Duke gave a sit-down interview to NBC’s Today show presenter Hoda Kotb while he was in the Netherlands.
The program claimed that Harry would talk about the Invictus Games, his surprise and alleged secret visit to the Queen last week and his life with Mrs. Meghan.
By putting a positive spin on his meeting, the duke told the BBC yesterday that ‘it was great to see her’ during a quick stop-off before his arrival in the Netherlands for the league.
Harry was seen handing out medals at the swimming competition on day four of the Invictus Games
The Duke of Sussex was also cordially seen embracing an Australian competitor in Zuiderpark
He said his grandmother ‘had a lot of messages for Team UK’ and ‘would have liked to have been here if she could’.
The talk show will air tonight on NBC Nightly News, which airs at 11.30pm UK time (6.30pm Eastern time, in New York) – and then airs in the morning on the 12.00pm UK Today program (7pm) Eastern Time).
The interview comes just a year after his infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS, in which he and Meghan did not name royal families accused of racism.
The duke has a deep-seated relationship with his family – most notably his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William – and missed last month’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey for his grandfather Prince Philip.
Royal aides will be raising concerns about details of a private meeting being unveiled, which come on top of fears about what could be contained in his upcoming memoirs and Netflix documenting his every move at the Games.
Prince Harry presents medals at the swimming competition on day four of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 in Zuiderpark
The Duke was spotted lovingly hugging several competitors on day four of the Invictus Games at The Hofbad The Hague, The Netherlands
The duke has been accused in recent days of using his platform at the Games to promote BetterUp, the California start-up for mental health for whom he is ‘chief impact officer’ – after the two partnered announced.
Meanwhile, the duke revealed that his youngest child, Lilibet, 10 months, ‘has taken her first steps’ and ‘is trying to keep up with her big brother Archie’.
In an interview with People magazineHarry said he “can not wait” to take his children to the Invictus Games in the future and that Archie, who turns three next month, wants to follow in his footsteps to become a helicopter pilot.
Harry added that he is a ‘proud dad’ and that little Archie ‘loves’ videos of basketball and rugby in wheelchairs that he showed him from the Invictus Games in Sydney in 2018.
Prince Harry hugs one of the winners at the medal ceremony of a swimming event at the Invictus Games
The Duke of Sussex beats Team United Kingdom competitor Lisa Johnston while swimming at the Invictus Games in Zuiderpark den Haag
“I showed him how some legs were missing and explained that some also had invisible injuries,” he said. ‘Not because he asked, but because I wanted to tell him. Kids understand so much, and to see it through his eyes was great because it’s so unfiltered and honest. ‘
He added to the American tabloid: “When I talk to my son Archie about what he wants to be when he grows up, some days it’s an astronaut, other days it’s a pilot – a helicopter pilot of course – or Kwazii of Octonauts,” referring to a waking cat from a children’s cartoon.
‘But what I do remind him is that no matter what you want to be when you grow up, it’s your character that matters most, and nothing would make his mother and me proud more than to show that he has the character of what we see in front of us today. ,’ he said
Earlier this week, the Duke of Sussex spoke about his quest to ‘make the world a better place’ for his children and said that people ‘should not bring children into the world’ unless they are willing to improve it for them. .
The Duke of Sussex knocks out a medal winner in the swimming competition on day four of the Invictus Games
The Duke of Sussex was warmly embraced by an Australian competitor at the Invictus Games this evening
The Duke of Sussex kisses gold medalist Rachel Williamson and silver medalist Sally Renard on day four of the Invictus Games
Speaking to ‘Children’s correspondent reporters from the Netherlands’ during the Invictus Games in The Hague, Harry said he wanted his two young children to grow up ‘in an honest world, a safer world, a more equal world’.
‘It will not be easy, but I will never, ever, ever rest until I, as a parent, have at least tried to make the world a better place for them, because it is our responsibility that the world is as it is. it is now, ‘the duke told child reporters, aged 11 and 12.
‘I do not think we should bring children into the world unless we make this promise to make it better for them. We can not predict your future. ‘
Harry lovingly hugged British competitors on day four of his Paralympic-style event this evening
The Duke of Sussex is handing out medals at the swimming competition on day four of the Invictus Games
Prince Harry gives a hug to a participant at the swimming event on the fourth day of the Invictus in The Hague
Earlier in the week, Harry and Meghan embraced Lisa Johnston, a former Army doctor and amputee who received a medal
Dave Henderson, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the athletics competition on day two of the Invictus Game
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