Prince Harry opens up about his responsibility as a future father

By Sarah Walker

Prince Harry couldn’t be more excited to be a dad – and it's just a matter of months before he and Duchess Meghan welcome their first bundle of joy into the royal fold. While the prince was in London on Wednesday (Jan. 30) for a Commonwealth youth discussion at Lancaster House, he gushed over the responsibility of becoming a father.

While addressing the crowd, he said: "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."

Prince Harry enjoyed an animated round-table discussion. Photo: © Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The 34-year-old is always wearing his heart on his sleeve, especially when it comes to the causes he holds dear. He and his wife, Meghan, care a great deal about the generations to come and, as such, he also touched on the importance of investing in today’s youth. "It’s clear to me that the 1.4 billion youth of the Commonwealth are the most valuable advocates. The power of connected and informed young people is difficult to ignore," he said.

The father-to-be added: “It is our duty to make sure you have the tools and the support to rise above the red tape, the naysayers, the challenges you face, and to operate to the best of your ability — because when you come together, the whole world benefits."

The Duke of Sussex’s comments come on the heels of reports that he and his wife are working frantically to finish the renovations on Frogmore Cottage before their late-April due date.

A royal source spoke to Us: “They’re working around the clock to make sure interior work on Frogmore Cottage,” including the nursery, can begin. The source added they expect the couple will be in their new home by Easter before noting the pair are “calm” and “happy to go with the flow,” of things.

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