Happy Father's Day Prince Harry! The royal 'can't take his eyes off' newborn son Archie after friends say first six weeks of being a dad are his 'happiest ever'

HAPPY Father's Day to Prince Harry who is celebrating his first as a new dad!

It was a touching moment when the beaming prince emerged from Frogmore Cottage to announce to the world that he had just welcomed his first child, Archie Harrison – and almost six weeks in, it seems Harry is still on a high.

Here, we look back on Harry's first few weeks as a dad – and not only can the royal not stop gushing about his new son, but friends and family have been commenting on just how happy he is, too.

When Archie was first born, a proud Harry emerged from Frogmore Cottage, beaming over the arrival of his son.

The overjoyed father could hardly contain his excitement as he confirmed the happy news during an interview in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Smiling to cameras, the beaming prince said he was "incredibly proud" of his wife Meghan and described the birth as "the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine".



"As every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for so I'm just over the moon," he said.

Days after Archie's birth, dedicated Harry briefly left Meghan and his newborn's side to launch the Invictus Games countdown in Holland.

And of course, his new son was at the forefront of his mind, with the royal wearing a "Daddy" jacket and even being gifted a tiny baby suit.

Speaking to former soldier Dennis van der Stroom, it wasn't long before the prince was chatting about Archie – again!

"Harry talked about how having a small child was his new focus and new goal," said the soldier.



And it was a similar story later in the month during a trip to Oxford, when one royal fan explained how the prince had been talking about his newborn son while accepting letters and cards from well wishers.

New mum Ida Scullard said the doting dad had gushed over little Archie during the visit as they chatted about the joys of parenthood.

She explained: "He said he's getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life.

"He said he just feels part of the family and he can't imagine life without his son."

Students from Bayards Hill Primary school gave the royal dozens of cards, which Harry promised to read during the early hours of the morning.

"You guys have been very busy," said Harry.

"When I'm awake at 4 o'clock in the morning I'll read these".


Despite claiming he would take paternity leave, Harry has certainly been keeping busy over the last few weeks.

He spent his first night away from Meghan and Archie at the end of last month, when he travelled to Rome to take part in the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup.

Harry joined his close friend and professional polo player Nacho Figueras who has since spoken out about Harry's parenting skills, revealing the prince is happier than ever.

Speaking to People magazine, the 42-year-old Argentine polo player – who has already met the newborn at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor with his wife Delfina Blaquier – praised the 34-year-old royal for how he has taken on the big new role.

"He seems to be really, really happy so I'm very happy and excited for him," he said.

"I've been saying this for a long time, he's a person that loves children.

"I've seen him interact with children for a very long time in all these things that we do in Africa so I'm not surprised he's an amazing father."

The player recently told Johnny Hornby, the chairman of Harry's charity Sentebale, that "the Duke couldn't take his eyes off of him — nor his hands" when he visited the newborn last month.

"He seems to be very, very happy, I think this is a very exciting part of his life. He was ready for it and I think he's loving it," he added.


While Meghan, 37, is said to be taking maternity leave until the autumn, the Duchess broke from her time off to attend Trooping the Colour in celebration of the Queen's 93rd birthday this month.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the event in a carriage with Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Cornwall.

And after being spotted "chatting away" during the journey, many royal fans claimed the couple were updating Camilla and Kate on how the newborn royal has been getting along.


The run up to Harry's first Father's Day has been particularly busy for the royal.

Not only did he attend the Sentebale Audi Concert at Hampton Court Palace on June 11, he also caught up with pal and boxer Anthony Joshua at the Made By Sport launch in London the next day.

The concert raised funds and awareness for the Sentebale charity, supporting children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.



Although already friends, the pair now have more in common than ever, with the heavyweight champion also being a dad to three-year-old Joseph.

Shortly after Harry and Meghan announced their engagement in 2017, AJ posted a cheeky tweet, congratulating the couple and offering to be the royal's best man.


But despite Harry's busy week, it seems his adorable family are never too far from his mind.

When meeting the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli at Kensington Palace last Tuesday, eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot a rarely seen image of Prince Harry with wife Meghan.

The image shows Harry in a very smart navy blue suit and Meghan, appearing to be wearing a dusty blue dress by one of her favourite designers, Roland Mouret.

It's believed the image was taken in December 2017 by Alexi Lubomirski as part of the Duke and Duchess' engagement shoot.

After a hectic few weeks, we hope Prince Harry is having the chance to put his feet up over at Frogmore Cottage and enjoy his first Father's Day as a dad-of-one!

In other royal news, we told you Meghan Markle and Archie are ‘doing baby yoga together’ for ‘holistic’ post-birth fitness regime, royal biographer claims.

We also revealed royal fans claim to spot awkward ‘row’ between Meghan and Harry at Trooping the Colour.

And we told you bookies have slashed odds on Meghan Markle having a second baby next year after being ‘inundated’ with bets.

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