As a father of two, Prince Harry has learned to strategize. In a virtual event with Serena Williams held on February 3, the Duke of Sussex opened up about finding time for himself after wrangling 2-year-old Archie Harrison and 8-month-old Lilibet Diana.
“The self-care is the first thing that drops away. I’m happy to admit that — as a husband, as a dad,” he said during BetterUp’s Inner Work Day, per People. Luckily, the former senior royal usually manages to swing 30-45 minutes of alone time each morning while Archie is at school and Lilibet is down for a nap.
“Okay, one of the kids has gone to school. The other one’s taking a nap. There’s a break in our program,” he said. “It’s like, right, it’s either for workout, take the dog for a walk, get out in nature, maybe meditate.”
Prince Harry, a well-known mental health awareness advocate, also spoke about that calling in relation to his job as a full-time dad. “It’s work, but out of all the work that we do and all the work that we get pulled towards, it is the most fulfilling work,” he said. “Apart from being a dad.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their son back in May 2019 and announced the birth of their daughter in June 2021. Lilibet Diana was named after Queen Elizabeth as well as Prince Harry’s mom, Princess Diana.
“Two is definitely a juggle,” Prince Harry told Ed Sheeran at the 2021 WellChild Awards back in July, adding that he and his wife had been “very lucky so far.” He told Sheeran, “[Lilibet is] very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy.”