"Absolutely thrilled": The Queen "beaming" when asked about her new great-grandchild
Members of the Royal Family are “absolutely thrilled” about the birth of Baby Sussex.
Despite Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla being in Germany, that hasn’t stopped him from being thrilled about his new grandson.
According to Hello! he told Angela Merkel once he landed that:
“We couldn't be more delighted at the news and we're looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”
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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Berlin today as part of a four-day visit to Germany. Their Royal Highnesses met with Her Excellency Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany, before The Prince of Wales laid a wreath at the Berlin Airlift Memorial. The Memorial honours the Allied forces who flew provisions into Germany during the Berlin blockade imposed by the Soviet Union in 1948. At Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, The Prince and The Duchess heard about its history from The Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, and had an opportunity to meet residents of the city. Tonight Their Royal Highnesses attended ‘The Queen’s Birthday Party’ at the British Ambassador’s Residence. Her Majesty marked her 93rd birthday on 21st April, and there is an event held annually at the Residence to mark the occasion. During a speech, The Prince said: “Today, we are so much more than simply neighbours: we are friends and natural partners, bound together by our common experience, mutual interests and shared values, and deeply invested in each other’s futures.” Follow @clarencehouse for more.
The Queen was also very thrilled with the news, as she was asked how she felt about the royal family's addition while hosting an event at Windsor Castle.
"Life is good for Your Majesty?" she was asked.
The Queen smiled and replied: "Yes, thank you."
"Congratulations. Another great-grandchild!" she was told.
The Queen replied happily: "Yes, I know."
She was then asked: "How many of them have you got now?" before replying "Eight."
Buckingham Palace said on Monday that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were “delighted” at the news of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby boy.
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Prince William sent his congratulations to the new family as well, welcoming his brother Prince Harry into a new society, according to Sky News.
"Obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down,” Prince William joked.
"I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting."
Kate was quick to add her congratulations in as well, saying: "As William said, we're looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name's going to be, 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 Prince William was asked whether he had any words of wisdom for his younger brother, he replied:
"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."
There’s no word as to what Baby Sussex will be named, but with a photo call expected as early as Wednesday UK time, time will tell.