Just like any new parent, Prince Harry is grateful for any opportunity to catch some sleep.
On Tuesday, Harry travelled to in Amsterdam to officially launch Travalyst—a new program that aims to explore and improve conservation efforts at tourist destinations around the world, tackle climate change, and help local communities grow economically.
Having arrived on Monday, he joked he had the ”best night’s sleep I’ve had in four months,” at the beginning of his speech at the event.
Harry’s sleepless nights started immediately, with him revealing he had gotten about “two hours’ sleep” after making Archie’s birth announcement.
However, his brother William “warned” him on time. Just one day after the birth of Archie, William and Kate stepped out and the big brother teased the new dad: “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!”
During today’s event, Prince Harry also addressed the criticism over his use of private jets for summer vacations with his family.
“We can all do better and while no one is perfect, we all have a responsibility for our own individual impact,” he said.
“The question is what we do to balance it out.”
When asked about taking private travel, later in Q&A, he said: “I came here by commercial. I spend 99% of my life travelling the world by commercial. Occasionally there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure my family are safe and it’s genuinely as simple as that.”
Today’s engagement marks Harry’s official return to royal duties after his summer break with wife Meghan and son Archie.
It is also the first project for Harry and Meghan’s new charity foundation Sussex Royal, following their split from their joint organisation with Prince William and Kate.
Later this month, Prince Harry and Meghan will be heading off on a royal tour of Africa. And of course, baby Archie is joining them! Yay!!