People.com Royals 7 Times Prince Harry Couldn't Contain His Excitement About Becoming a Dad Prince Harry is known for his love of children, so it's no surprise that when he found out he and wife Meghan Markle were having one of their own, he couldn't keep his excitement to himself By Maura Hohman Published on April 16, 2019 03:29 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 07 Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Back in January, Harry, 34, used his impending fatherhood to inspire young people during a speech at Lancaster House in London. “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,” he said. “The only way to see real progress is not by chance, it’s by change,” he concluded. “Let’s get to work.” 02 of 07 Samir Hussein/WireImage At the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony, Prince Harry told the crowd, "Thank you for the welcome you have given Meghan and I over the last few days. I have been so proud to be able to introduce my wife to you and we have been so happy to be able to celebrate the personal joy of our newest addition with you all.” 03 of 07 Prince Harry. Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty The day after Kensington Palace confirmed that Meghan was pregnant, the father-to-be referenced their happy news at a reception in Sydney, Australia. "We ... genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby,” Harry said, looking over to Meghan. Appearing slightly nervous, he added, “whether it’s a boy or a girl.” 04 of 07 In early April, Harry stepped out solo for a lunch with soldiers and ex-service members. When asked about his impending new arrival, he said, "Of course I am excited, very excited.” 05 of 07 Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images When Harry spoke to thousands of students at a WE Day event in March, he delighted the crowd by bringing his wife on stage. He also chatted about the baby with an attendee, Lucy-Brightman-Stokes, 12, after she gifted the parents-to-be a teddy bear. "Harry said he was happy it was a soft teddy, not a hard one, and said, ‘That will go in the crib,' " Brightman-Stokes recalled. 06 of 07 Prince Harry. WILL OLIVER/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Before handing out prizes at the Endeavour Fund Awards in February, the royal couple met with nominees, participants and supporters of the organization. As they moved around the party, Harry was heard excitedly joking to one invitee, “There’s a heavy baby in there!” 07 of 07 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Karwai Tang/WireImage Harry expressed excitement at the prospect of having a girl during the Invictus Games in October. When a young fan told him she hoped Baby Sussex would be a girl, he replied, "So do I!"