Prince Harry Says Wish for Archie and Lilibet Is for Them 'to Grow Up in a Better World'

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Prince Harry is determined to leave behind a better world for his children. While speaking with the #Vteam at the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands, over the weekend, Harry shared his wish for his two children, Archie, 2 and Lilibet, 10 months.

"To grow up in a better world," Harry began. "To grow up in a fairer world, a safer world, a more equal world. It's not going to be easy, but I will never, ever, ever rest, until I, as a parent, at least try to make the world a better place for them, because it is our responsibility that the world is the way that it is now."

He continued, "And I don't think that we should be bringing children into the world, unless we are going to make that commitment to make it better for them. We cannot steal your future."
 

Harry's impassioned wish comes after he and his wife, Meghan Markle, arrived to The Hague on Thursday to kick off the annual Invictus Games, where they attended a welcome reception and met with the teams taking part in this year's competition. The couple also had an evening reception with local dignitaries and have participated in a host of activities and events since, including Saturday's opening ceremony -- where the pair did not shy away from showing each other some affection.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands as they walked down the yellow carpet Saturday at Zuiderpark where Harry presented a gold medal to Team France after it came way victorious at the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge that took place earlier in the day.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry share a kiss on stage during the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony at Zuiderpark on April 16, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for Invictus Games The Hague 2020)

The silver medal was awarded to Team Romania and Team Georgia brought home the bronze medal, respectively. The driving challenge pitted 500 competitors from 20 countries in a specially designed course. The competitors tested their skill and precision as they navigated a course that featured bridge structures, ramps and rocks. 

Harry and Meghan were also on hand to watch the driving challenge. Harry himself hopped into an SUV and helped one of the competitors. Afterwards, Harry and Meghan ditched the big boy SUVs for mini Land Rovers driven around by a couple of 5- and 4-year-old.

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Meghan and Harry are driven in mini Land Rovers as they attend the Invictus Games 2020 The Land Rover Challenge at Zuiderpark on April 16, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The Invictus Games runs until April 22. 

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