Prince Harry just wrapped up the fifth Invictus Games, an adaptive sports competition for veterans that takes place in different cities each year. The Games was founded by Harry, who himself is a combat veteran, and this year marked the Games’ return after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. A lot has changed for Harry in those two years, including becoming a father of two, and formally leaving the royal family behind, and moving to the United States. But one thing that hasn’t changed is his annual commitment to the Invictus Games, and in a recent interview he shared how he’s introducing his kids to adaptive sports and talking to his kids about disabilities. The Invictus Games offers support, rehabilitation, and a community for wounded, sick, and injured veterans through adaptive sports.
In a recent exclusive interview with People, Harry spoke about taking his two kids to the games when they’re old enough. His answer was the standard of what you’d expect a dad to say about introducing his kids — Archie, who turns 3 on May 6th, and 10-month-old Lilibet who he shares with wife Meghan Markle — to his passion, the games, when they’re old enough. However, there was a subtle but important message in his response, too.
“Do you look forward to taking Archie and Lili to the Games when they are old enough,” the People reporter asked Harry, “and what do you hope they will take away from the experience?”
Harry answered back that he…