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Prince Harry Will Reportedly Still Visit the Netherlands on Thursday

He's traveling to the Hague to officially launch the countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games.
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Just days after the birth of his son, Prince Harry is planning to travel to the Netherlands to officially launch the one-year countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games.

Last week, Prince Harry postponed the Amsterdam portion of the trip, which had been planned for Wednesday, amid logistical complications for media covering Charles and Camilla’s tour of Germany.

“Due to the logistical planning for the traveling press to cover visits and engagements by The Royal Family, we have taken the decision to postpone The Duke of Sussex’s scheduled visit to Amsterdam on Wednesday 8th May 2019," a spokeswoman said. "The Duke is currently scheduled to travel to The Hague on Thursday 9th May for the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 as planned."

After the birth of the royal baby, it has been confirmed once again that Harry will indeed make a day trip to the Hague on Thursday for the Invictus Games engagement.

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Royal correspondent Victoria Murphy previously reported for Town & CountryPrince Harry was “committed” to making this event work.

“A royal source said that the prince is very committed to being available for the Invictus launch on May 9, however, acknowledged that this trip would also have to be reviewed if Meghan was in labor or baby Sussex has only just arrived,” Murphy wrote.

Previously, Murphy had reported for T&C that while Harry will return to his official duties more quickly than Meghan, his schedule "is likely to be lighter over the summer."

Clearly, Prince Harry determined that even just a few days after the arrival of the royal baby, he felt it necessary to travel internationally for this event.

For those unfamiliar, the Invictus Games are an international adaptive sport competition for wounded servicemen, women, and veterans, that Prince Harry started in 2014. He currently serves as the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation and has attended all the games so far. His wife Meghan has now attended two games: Toronto in 2017, and Sydney last fall.

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The organization wished its founder congratulations on Twitter yesterday following news of the royal baby’s birth.

“It’s a boy! ” they wrote on Twitter. “Congratulations to our Patron HRH The Duke of Sussex and to HRH The Duchess of Sussex with the arrival of the #RoyalBaby!”


*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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