Prince Harry has described the news he is to become an uncle for the third time as ‘fantastic’.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they are expecting their third child, a younger sibling for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on Monday.
Harry, in Manchester for a series of official engagements, told gathered reporters of his delight at the news.
Arriving at Canada Street today, which has undergone redevelopment, reporters gathered at the scene asked the Prince for his response to the announcement from Kensington Palace today.
Footage shows him breaking into a wide grin and flashing a thumbs up to the cameras, telling journalists: ‘It’s fantastic’.
Asked how his sister-in-law was doing, Harry replied: ‘I haven’t seen her in a while, but I think she’s okay.’
Thumbs up from me: Prince Harry told reporters gathered at the scene it was ‘fantastic’ news
Harry said he hadn’t seen Kate, who is suffering with extreme morning sickness, ‘in a while’ but was confident she was doing ‘okay’
Prince Harry spoke to reporters as he visited Canada Street in Manchester, now the site of a Walking with the Wounded hub
The birth of Kate and William’s third child will see Prince Harry pushed down the line of succession again.
He will be sixth in line to the throne, while the new Prince of Princess of Cambridge will take fifth position.
Princess Charlotte, two, will remain as fourth in line regardless of whether Kate has a son or daughter, thanks to a law change that means boys no longer automatically overtake girls in the line of succession.
Growing family: William and Kate have said they are thrilled to be expecting a little brother or sister for Prince George and Princess Charlotte (the family are seen in Warsaw in July)
Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is again experiencing severe morning sickness, as with her previous two pregnancies
The Duchess joined her husband and brother in law at a visit to the garden planted in memory of their mother Diana at Kensington Palace last week, the day before the 20th anniversary of her death.
Kate was due to attend an engagement in London today, but was forced to cancel due to suffering from extreme morning sickness, which is believed to be the reason behind the early pregnancy announcement.
The Duchess was affected by Hyperemesis Gravidarum while expecting both Prince George and Princess Charlotte.