Proud father the Duke of Sussex has been welcomed to the “sleep deprivation society that is parenting” by his older brother the Duke of Cambridge.
William celebrated the latest addition to the royal family with the quip, and also said he was “absolutely thrilled” about the birth of Harry and Meghan’s first child.
Speaking outside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, south-east London, ahead of an engagement on Tuesday afternoon, William was asked how he felt and replied: “Obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.
“I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
Asked if he had any pearls of wisdom for his younger brother, as a father of three, William laughed and said: “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.”
The Duchess of Cambridge added: “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.”
The Prince of Wales has also spoken publicly for the first time about the birth, saying he was “delighted” at arrival of his latest grandchild.
During an official visit to Germany with the Duchess of Cornwall, Charles said: “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”