Prince Harry just wrapped up a successful Invictus Games, and he’s looking forward to bringing his kids Archie and Lili to the Games in the future.
In fact, Harry has already introduced Archie to what adaptive sports are. “I showed Archie a video of wheelchair basketball and rugby from the Invictus Games in Sydney, and he absolutely loved it,” Harry told People. “I showed him how some [players] were missing legs and explained that some had invisible injuries, too. Not because he asked, but because I wanted to tell him. Kids understand so much, and to see it through his eyes was amazing because it’s so unfiltered and honest.”
Fans and news outlets praised Harry’s straightforward approach inspeaking with Archie, calling it a “model for parents.” As one parent wrote in Fatherly, “Talking to our kids about disability is an important and ongoing conversation. But how we go about having the conversations is just as important. Prince Harry did it right: keeping things matter of fact, leaving sensationalized language out of it, and showing his kids that it’s OK to see our differences.”
Throughout the Invictus Games, Harry opened up about life in California with Meghan and their kids. Notably, during the opening ceremony, he spoke about Archie’s many dream jobs: “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, obviously,” Harry said. “Or Kwazii, from Octonauts—If…