Prince William 'had four-word reaction' when Harry and Meghan told him big news

William, Kate, Meghan and Harry
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Prince William had a succinct four-word response when Prince Harry shared the joyous news that Meghan Markle was expecting their first child. Back in 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were thrilled upon discovering they would be welcoming a new addition to their family.

They chose to break the exciting news to the Royal Family at Princess Eugenie's nuptials with Jack Brooksbank that October. In his memoir, Spare, Harry has penned down the peculiar moment he revealed the news to his brother during the wedding reception held at St George's Hall in Windsor.

His accounts read: "We were in a big room, suits of armour on the walls. Strange room, strange moment."

In the book, Harry dives into William's reaction to his revelation. He recalls the soon-to-be-uncle's response as a simple, yet profound four words: "We must tell Kate."

In addition, Harry shed light on the Princess of Wales' exuberant reaction to the good news, reports the Mirror. Her response, according to him, was: "She also gave a big smile and hearty congratulations. They both reacted exactly as I hoped - as I'd wished."

The Sussex couple also took an opportunity at the wedding to tell King Charles of the pregnancy. The Duke of Sussex recounts that the Royal patriarch radiated delight upon hearing the news.

Harry wrote: "Just before a drink reception for the bride and groom, we cornered Pa in his study. He was delighted to learn that he was going to be a grandfather for a fourth time; his wide smile warmed me."

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, welcomed baby Archie on May 6, 2019, at London's Portland Hospital. The Sussex family has since expanded with the arrival of Lilibet, born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California on June 4, 2021.

Prince Harry shared insights into the birth of Archie in his memoir, revealing his underlying nerves and the resultant mishap with laughing gas intended for Meghan.

Harry confessed in his book: "When her contractions began to quicken, and deepen, a nurse came and tried to give some laughing gas to Meg. There was none left. The nurse looked at the tank, looked at me, and I could see the thought slowly dawning: Gracious, the husband's had it all. Sorry, I said meekly."