Prince Harry might be a member of the British royal family, but that doesn’t mean he’s any different as a father to his four-month-old son, Archie Harrison. As a matter of fact, the Duke of Sussex recently revealed that he too has had his fair share of sleepless nights with the young tot. Harry and his wife Meghan Markle welcomed little Archie into the world back in May.
The Duke of Sussex was in Amsterdam this past week and couldn’t help but tell the crowd during his speech that he just had his best night’s sleep in the last four months. That’s because he finally got to get a good night’s rest in Amsterdam while his wife Meghan Markle was back at home with Archie at Frogmore Cottage. Surely that’s not to say that Harry enjoyed his time alone without them. While there’s no doubt that he missed his family, he probably also missed getting eight uninterrupted hours of rest.
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Today, during the launch event of the new global initiative ‘Travalyst’, The Duke of Sussex shared his remarks on the exciting new initiative from Amsterdam. #Travalyst, an initiative led by The Duke and founded by Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and Visa, sees a pressing need for increased collaboration to make sustainability a priority across our entire travel experience - and we believe that collective, collaborative action will be critical to achieve this. The travel and tourism sector is constantly growing and contributes a significant impact to the world we live in today. The Duke sees it as one of the worlds biggest problems but believes this partnership can make it one its greatest solutions: • - 1.8 Billion trips will be made annually by 2030, and since 2000, the number of trips taken around the world has more than doubled - 71% of global travellers think travel companies should offer more sustainable options - $8.8 Trillion was generated to the global economy from travel and tourism last year - 57% of all international trips by 2030 will include emerging market destinations We plan to work closely with local communities and providers, leveraging technology to help scale sustainable supply to meet the growing mass-market demand from consumers - ultimately, making sustainable travel options of all kinds easier for consumers to identify, book and enjoy. Click our link in bio to read The Duke of Sussex full speech from today Photo ©️ SussexRoyal
According to Hello Magazine, the new father stayed in Amsterdam the night before he helped launch a new eco-tourism campaign called Travalyst. It will help travelers think more carefully about their carbon footprint and the impact they have on the environment while they were traveling.
During that same conference Prince Harry defended his family’s use of private jets. Both Harry and Meghan were slammed by critics for apparently taking several trips with a private jet even though they often preach about the importance of taking care of the world’s environment. The Sussexes took a jet to Ibiza to celebrate Meghan’s 38th birthday in early August and then again took another private jet to visit their friend Elton John in the South of France.
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The Duke of Sussex made a special visit to Sheffield today to see workers, academics and students doing their part to help their community. At Sheffield Children’s Hospital, The Duke supported the opening of a new wing that extends the resources available to patients and their families. This was an especially meaningful visit both publicly and personally as The Duke signed the visitors book that his mother, Diana Princess of Wales signed in 1989. At Sheffield Hallam University The Duke celebrated the incredible teaching and research staff and saw firsthand their Virtual Reality rehabilitation project. He also met with youth activists and academics working with the World Health Organisation and the UN to develop new technology to assist in aid work during crises around the world. Today was a prime example of just how many people work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this world better for others. We all have the opportunity to do something impactful every single day. “Nature needs your care. Animals need your attention. People need your light. The world needs your love... How can you make a difference in the world? Help one person at a time.” Matshona Dhliwayo Photo©️PA images / Empics - Doug Peters
According to Prince Harry, one of the reasons why he opts to take a private jet is because he has to keep his family’s security in mind. However, he did add that he’s taken commercial flights about 99 percent of the time throughout his entire life.
With that said, there’s a good chance that Harry and Meghan will fly commercial during their next trip to South Africa, which is expected to take place in a few short weeks.