Prince William and Kate Middleton are 'absolutely thrilled' about royal baby in first outing since nephew's birth

Prince William and Kate Middleton are yet to meet the latest addition to the royal family, but are “absolutely thrilled” for new parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Meghan gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, early Monday morning.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wave to wellwishers as they leave after attending the launch of the King's Cup Regatta, at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, south east London on May 7, 2019. - The event is set to take place on August 9, 2019, on the Isle of Wight, and is set to see The Duke and Duchess go head to head as skippers of individual sailing boats, in an eight boat regatta race. Each boat taking part will represent one of eight charities and the winning team will be awarded the historic trophy The King's Cup. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / various sources / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped out the day after the royal baby was born. (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

William, 36, and Kate, 37, had a joint engagement at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich on Tuesday afternoon to launch the King’s Cup regatta.

When asked about his new nephew, Prince William said he was “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,” he joked.

When 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."

"It's such a special time, obviously with Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays,” added Kate. “It's such a great time of year to have a baby, spring is in the air.

“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,” she continued.

"These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time round so we wish them all the best."

William and Kate are parents to George, 5, Charlotte, 4, and 1-year-old Louis. They are also the uncle and aunt of Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s first child, Arthur, who was born last October.

Prince Charles is also yet to meet his new grandson. He and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are at the start of their 4-day tour of Germany.

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 07: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales greets German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Castle Bellevue on May 07, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Their Royal Highnesses are paying an official visit to Germany at the request of the British government. The four-day-trip from May 7-10 will include visits to Berlin, Leipzig and Munich and comes shortly after the birth of the prince’s fourth grandchild. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented Prince Charles with a teddy bear for his new grandson. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

“We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return,” Prince Charles told the press during his visit to Berlin.

The queen, 93, has also commented about the latest addition to the family.

Prince Philip, 97, made a rare appearance with the monarch at a luncheon for members of the Order of Merit on Tuesday afternoon.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 7: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh join members of the Order of Merit ahead of a luncheon at Windsor Castle on May 7, 2019 in Windosr, England. Established in 1902 by King Edward VII, The Order of Merit recognises distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture. Admission into the order remains the personal gift of The Queen and is restricted to a maximum of 24 living recipients from the Commonwealth realms, plus a limited number of honorary members. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II was asked about her new great-grandson during an event with Prince Philip. (Photo: Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The queen was quizzed about her new great-grandson during the event.

"Life is good for Your Majesty?" she was asked by a guest.

The smiling queen replied, "Yes, thank you."

"Congratulations. Another great-grandchild!" the guest added.

"I know,” she responded.

She was then asked how many she had before replying "eight."

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