William 'absolutely thrilled' with new royal arrival, welcomes Harry and Meghan 'into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting'
Soon after the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's newborn, Prince William revealed that he is "absolutely thrilled" for his brother and sister-in-law and ribbingly welcomed them "into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting."
The Duke of Cambridge could not contain his excitement about his nephew's arrival while he joined his wife Kate Middleton to launch the King's Cup Regatta at the Cutty Sark in London. He shared that he is "looking forward" to meeting his nephew "in the next few days once things have quietened down." He also jokingly said, "I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting."
The Duchess of Cambridge echoed her husband's happiness and shared, "It's such a special time, obviously with Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays, it's such a great time of year to have a baby. Spring is in the air. As William said, we're looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name's going to be so so it's really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best. These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time round so we wish them all the best."
When asked whether William had any advice for his brother, he shared, "Plenty of advice, plenty of advice. But no, I wish him all the best and I hope the next few days they can settle down and enjoy having a newborn in their family and the joys that come with that."
Meghan and Harry's baby boy arrived at 5.26 am on Monday and weighed 7lb 3oz. Both Kate and William revealed that they are not aware of the baby's name yet.
Prince Charles also spoke about the arrival of the Sussex baby and said that he was "delighted". While on an official visit to Germany with the Duchess of Cornwall, Charles shared, "We couldn't be more delighted at the news and we're looking forward to meeting the baby when we return."
William and Kate will host the Regatta on August 9 on the Isle of Wight. The winning team will win the King's Cup which is a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes' Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.