Prince Harry Is Already Back at Work Just Days After Welcoming Baby Archie

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He clearly believes his wife has it handled! Just days after welcoming baby Archie Harrison to the world, Prince Harry is already back at work. Meghan Markle's husband spent the day in the Netherlands, where his fifth Invictus Games is set to take place next year.

  • Meghan gave birth to Harry's son in the wee hours of Monday morning, after days of speculation that the baby had already been born.

    Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Baby Archie
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    The Duchess of Sussex was reportedly about a week late, which is common for a first pregnancy. Even so, some royal fans were convinced the baby had already been born, especially considering that the palace announced that Harry and Meghan were planning on keeping the birth as private as possible, until they'd had time to bond as a family. 

    After announcing the birth on Monday, Harry and Meghan showed off their newborn and announced his name on Wednesday.

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  • Just a day after his son made his royal debut, Harry was on a plane to the Netherlands, where he was fully appreciated as a new dad. 

    Prince Harry, Princess Margriet
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    Princess Margriet of The Netherlands even gifted him with an Invictus Games onesie for baby Archie! He spent the day trip in The Hague, meeting some of the potential competitors and their families, overseeing some of the preparations already underway, and of course, gushing about fatherhood.

    While chatting with a friend, the prince reportedly said that being a dad is the "best thing he will ever do."

  • Another friend pointed out how important this cause is to Harry, to leave his wife and new child home for even a day. 

    Meghan Markle, Baby Archie

    JJ Chalmers, who has competed in the Invictus Games himself, remarked how hard it must have been for Harry to tear himself away from his little family so soon after his son was born. He explained, "If anything I suppose it shows the importance of this competition to him ... The [Invictus] is his first baby."

    Chambers added, "I'm sure Meghan would love to be here too. This event has families at the absolutely heart of it."

    It was announced last week that Harry was shortening his scheduled trip, cutting out his overnight visit to Amsterdam as well. 

  • Even though Harry was away for the day, we're sure he didn't stop thinking about Meghan and Archie. Just look at this sweet jacket he wore!

    Prince Harry
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    Prince Harry wore a jacket embroidered with "Invictus Family Daddy," and we're pretty much dying. We hope Harry is ready to get right back into daddy duty at home, because his pal Chalmers believes "he'll be hands on," and has likely already changed some diapers. "He must've done," he shared, reports People.

    He said of his friend, whom he's known since the 2014 Invictus Games, "I'm sure he will be walking through the door tonight and be handed the baby and told it's his turn now. I think naturally he's obviously going to have a hard time with the sleep for a little while."

    We have no doubt that Harry will be just as dedicated to fatherhood as he is towards his beloved games. After all, he wouldn't leave Meghan and Archie for the day if it wasn't for a cause near and dear to his heart.