Prince Charles jokes about new grandchild in first statement following royal birth

The United Kingdom has a new prince. On Monday, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to the third child of the marriage between herself and Prince William.

As per the BBC, the baby’s grandfather, Prince Charles, has made his first statement.

On Monday, a prince was born. Here’s what the official statement from Kensington Palace looked like:

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz and The…

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It also means that Prince Charles is a grandfather … again!

It was on February 24, 1981, that Charles and Diana Spencer were engaged. On July 29 of the same year, they were married in St. Paul’s Cathedral. 3,500 guests were in attendance, though the wedding was watched on television sets around the world by an estimated 750 million people. Almost all ruling monarchs were present.

The couple went on to have two children; Prince William in 1982 and Prince Harry in 1984. They separated in 1992. By 1996 their divorce had officially come into force, before Diana tragically died in a car accident in Paris in 1997. It was a blow felt by the whole world.

June 22, 1982 Princess Diana and Prince Charles with newborn Prince William at St. Mary's Hospital in LondonDiana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997

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Since 2005, the Prince of Wales has been married to Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall.

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69-year-old Prince Charles is the next in line for the British throne, a seat his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has held since 1952.

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Before the birth of the latest prince, Charles boasted two grandchildren; Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2.

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Both are children of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Of course, on Monday the pair were given a young sibling. At 11:01, local time, a new prince was born. Later that same day, Kate and William presented the as-yet-unnamed boy to the gathered media outside St. Mary’s Hospital, London.

It means that Prince Charles has his third grandchild!

He’s now made a statement expressing his joy.

“We are both so pleased at the news,” the 69-year-old said, as per the BBC.

“It is a great joy to have another grandchild, the only trouble is I don’t know how I am going to keep up with them.”

It’s good to see Prince Charles, who turns 70 this year, has retained his sense of humour.

The royal baby, whose name has not yet been revealed, was visited by siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the hospital, shortly before the family went home to Kensington Palace.

According to the Daily Express, Prince William was in a jovial mood. Outside of St. Mary’s Hospital he held up three fingers to signify the successful birth of his third child.

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