Until only recently, Prince Harry was one of the most sought-after bachelors on the market.
For years, we’ve been charmed by his humor and sweetness, inspired by his dedication to his charities and won over by his breezy temperament and smile. Harry’s love of children has warmed our hearts even more-so — and becoming a father has been a goal of his long before he met his wife, the Duchess of Sussex.
“I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young. I’m waiting to find the right person and someone who’s willing to take on the job,” he said to Katie Couric in an interview.
“No matter how old I am I will always have the kid inside me,” he said while in New Zealand. “I’m obsessed with children. I don’t know if they like me but you know they are great fun and you can never really say no to them.”
“I hope she’s looking down with tears in her eyes being incredibly proud of what we’ve established. I’m sure she’s longing for me to have kids so she can be a grandmother again. I hope, once again, that everything we do privately and officially that it makes her proud,” he said to Robin Roberts during an interview for the Invictus Games.
“I can’t wait for the day [to have children]. It will be fantastic. I adore kids. I enjoy everything they bring to the party,” he said to Robin Roberts.
“I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too,” he commented in an interview.
“Thank you for the incredibly warm welcome and the chance to meet so many Aussies from all walks of life…we also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the…upcoming baby, whether it be a boy or a girl,” he said after the couple’s pregnancy news broke on their royal tour of the Pacific.
“From myself and my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the queen and our family,” he also said in a speech during their visit to New Zealand.
“As someone who is about to become a father, I am acutely aware of our shared responsibility to make this world more resilient and its inhabitants more accountable for the next generation,” Harry said in a speech at Lancaster House in London.
“What? You’re pregnant?” Prince Harry joked to Meghan while in Morocco. “Is it mine?” he continued.
In preparation for the couple’s first child, who is due in the coming weeks, we’re throwing it back to Harry’s sweetest and funniest remarks on becoming a father. Scroll through above to read the royal’s most heartwarming comments on wanting kids, his appreciativeness after the pregnancy news broke and Meghan’s “little bump.”
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PITSENG, LESOTHO – DECEMBER 06: Prince Harry swings young three year old orphan boy called Lerato in this photograph taken with the help of a three year old blind girl called Karabo during a visit to Phelisanong Children’s Home on December 6, 2014 in Maseru, Lesotho. Prince Harry was visiting Lesotho to see the work of his charity Sentebale. Sentebale provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Prince Harry said ‘Wow, what a welcome we got! There were forty over-energetic children using us as climbing frames, water fights, and a lot of laughs. The boy flying is Lerato, a 3 year old who was abandoned at birth. The photo was taken by 3 year old Karabo who is blind. She heard the clicks, went to the camera and with a little bit of help on direction, shot this great photo.’ (Photo by Chris Jackson – WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Britain’s Prince Harry plays with two young children (who are going through a program for malnourishment during a visit supported by the charity Sentebale in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, Dec, 8, 2014. Prince Harry helped to set up Sentebale providing healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Speaking of the opportunity to document the visit himself, Prince Harry said: “I have always enjoyed photography and the challenges that come with trying to capture the perfect shot, although privately I don’t take many photos. The best photos I have are in my head, I have some very special memories, mostly from Africa. But on this visit, I had the time and opportunity to be on the other side of the camera and take some photos in the stunning country of Lesotho for my charity Sentebale.” (AP Photo / Chris Jackson, pool)