Prince Harry Will Take Two Weeks Paternity Leave And Awwww!
The Duke of Sussex is just a regular dad-to-be. Well, almost.
Everyone's favourite royal will take the full two weeks entitlement so he can support wife Meghan and their newborn child, he has reportedly told aides.
Hang on while our ovaries explode.
The duchess is due to give birth at the end of next month or early May.
One friend of Harry told the UK's Daily Express: "He doesn't need to take paternity leave because he doesn't work in the way most people do, but he thinks it's a very modern dad thing to do."
Bless. The royal will take the break away from public life and avoid his usual array of official engagements.
Harry hasn't had a paid job since he resigned his Army role nearly four years ago and his voluntary royal duties are co-funded by the Queen and the Prince of Wales.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: 'I'm sure Her Majesty will accommodate a break from duties.'
Meghan is being watched closely by her medical team in case she goes into labour prematurely -- older mothers are more likely to, and are regularly tested for high blood pressure and protein in urine to see whether they are suffering from the potentially lethal condition pre-eclampsia.
Harry has also been asked if he wants to cut the baby's umbilical cord, but -- according to the Express -- the couple have been studying a practice called "lotus birthing" where the cord remains attached outside the womb. It stays fixed -- sometimes for days -- until it finally dries up and falls off naturally.
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