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10th May 2019


Prince Harry opens up about losing his mother just days after becoming a father to baby Archie

He travelled to the Netherlands to attend the official launch of The Invictus Games


The Duke of Sussex opened up about the death of his mother Princess Diana, following the birth of his son Archie on Monday. Prince Harry, who travelled to the Netherlands to visit The Hague for the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games, spoke to former Dutch soldier Dennis van der Stroon about the loss of his mother.

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“He said missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son, and it falls away when you lose your mother,” said Mr van der Stroon.

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“He said he meets a lot of people in his work who have lost a mother, father, sister, brother or relatives and when he hears their story, as he heard my story, he said he doesn’t feel so alone,” said Mr van der Stroon, who also lost his mother.

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Mr van der Stroon, who served in the Dutch army from 2006 to 2011, said, “Harry talked about how having a small child was his new focus and new goal and I told him how a couple of months ago, I was struggling with my mental health but my wife’s pregnancy has given me a goal.”

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The two men also opened up about being fathers. “Above all he said he was just amazed by the miracles in the world, and how his child has made a lot of people happy. He also told me he’s really happy that his son is so far very quiet!” jokes Mr van der Stroon.

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