Harry ‘will make terrific father and have a sense of fun in new role’
Dominic Reid said everyone involved in the games, created by Harry for wounded and sick service personnel, is delighted to hear of the baby’s birth.
The Duke of Sussex will be a “terrific” father and bring a sense of fun to his new role, the chief executive of the Invictus Games has said.
Dominic Reid said everyone involved in the games, created by Harry for wounded and sick service personnel, is delighted to hear of the baby boy’s birth.
He said Harry’s natural and relaxed style will likely come into play as he embarks on the adventure of fatherhood.
Everyone at the Invictus Games Foundation is incredibly happy to hear the news of the #RoyalBaby - congratulations to our Patron HRH The Duke of Sussex and to HRH The Duchess of Sussex!— Invictus Games Foundation (@WeAreInvictus) May 6, 2019
We know that our #InvictusFamily will join us in welcoming its newest member.
Mr Reid told the BBC: “I think he will be terrific, he’s got an incredible way with people, entirely natural, unforced, whether that’s with the military guys whether it’s the wounded.
“I mean everybody I’ve seen him come into contact with he’s very relaxed, very natural, very charming and he’s got a great sense of fun too. I think he’s going to be a terrific father.”
Mr Reid, who was with Harry and his wife Meghan when they appeared together for the first time at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017, said it was clear then that the couple are “extremely happy together”.
He said: “It’s great to see this new, young family. It’s great to have been with them on at least part of that journey and I think everybody involved in the Invictus will be supporting them all the way.”
Harry has an official visit to The Hague scheduled for Thursday when he is due to launch the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games 2020 and Mr Reid said he is “sure there’ll be something” there to mark the birth.
He said: “I’m sure there’ll be a huge public outpouring of affection which is great and it’ll be a very happy occasion I’m sure.”
Harry has supported the rehabilitation of wounded veterans and serving personnel in creating the Invictus Games, an international Paralympic style sporting championship for those who have served.