So cute! Prince Harry has spoken out following the news that he is set to become an uncle for the third time — and he’s absolutely delighted! The 32-year-old royal made the comments just hours after Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their happy baby news. He opened up outside a scheduled appearance in Manchester, England to meet with victims of the tragic Ariana Grande concert bombing.
"Fantastic, great," he told reporters on Monday, Sept. 4, adding a thumbs up. "Very, very happy for them." The beloved royal also gave a health update on his sister-in-law, as she battles hyperemesis gravidarum — an acute form of morning sickness. “I haven’t seen her for a while but I think I she’s okay,” he said. The new prince or princess will be fifth in line to the British throne, bumping Uncle Harry to number six.
Kate’s “rogueish” uncle Gary Goldsmith has also spoken out about the exciting news. Speaking with the Daily Mail, the millionaire businessman suggested the royal couple won't stop at three babies. Instead, he believes the duo may follow in Queen Elizabeth's footsteps by having four children!
“It’s the best news I’ve had so far this year. She’s a natural mother,” he said of the announcement. “I wonder if she will stop at three? I doubt it. They are having such fun with the babies.” Of course, the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, raised four children together — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. Kensington Palace announced on Monday, Sept. 4 that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 35, are expecting a sibling for Prince George, 4, and two-year-old Princess Charlotte.
In a statement released on Monday morning, the palace said the Duchess was experiencing severe morning sickness and will be missing out on her latest engagement as a result. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child," the palace said.
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"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her royal highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London today." It concluded, "The Duchess is being cared for at Kensington Palace."
Woman’s Day revealed that Kate was rushed to King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London, at the end of last month, sparking a flurry of speculation that she was pregnant. A royal insider said Kate — who was last spotted out in London last week for the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death — has been laying low. "Kate's been spending much of her time in bed — her energy levels have been very low over the last couple of weeks," the source said. "But she's ecstatic to be expecting baby number three — this is everything she's always wished for." Congratulations again to the soon-to-be family-of-five!
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This post was written by Candice Mehta-Culjak. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.