The world is eagerly awaiting news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s new baby, but the couple have kept details of her pregnancy and the birth pretty tightly locked down – so much so that even Prince William seems a little unsure of when he’ll become an uncle.
Will, who is currently in New Zealand, was asked if there was any sign of the new royal baby while taking a walk around Auckland this morning. He responded: “I haven’t got my phone on me – I have no idea. You guys will find out before I do at this rate.”
Now, okay, there are a number of ways to read that. Clearly, the prince knows at least a little about what’s going on, and he’s not just going to blurt out the royal baby’s exact due date to some random, filthy commoner while out for a morning stroll.
That said, royal statements tend to be layered with subtext and subtle innuendo, so Will’s “you guys will find out before I do” could indicate that he’s secretly seething about being left out of the birthing loop, and may even be planning to lock his brother up in a tower of some sort.
We just have no way of knowing.
In a statement earlier this month, Buckingham Palace indicated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to keep details around their new baby to themselves. It read:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
Over the course of his New Zealand trip, Prince William has visited survivors of the recent Christchurch terror attack, including five year old Alen Alsati and her father Wasseim, both of whom are recovering in Auckland.