Prince Harry Got So Excited Announcing Baby Sussex’s Birth that He Thanked the Horses

Just like his stepmom, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Harry can’t help but horse around from time to time. So when he announced Baby Boy Sussex’s arrival in Windsor, England, today in front of a bunch of horse stables, he made the most of it.

Prince Harry dished on all the details about his and Meghan Markle’s newborn son in an on-camera interview and was so excited about the news that he even thanked the horses. Twitter noticed and had a field day. Hey, the Windsors do love horses.

As seen above, the Duke of Sussex started things out by confirming Baby Boy Sussex has arrived and assuring fans “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well.” He went on to say the family of three plans to make their debut in “two days’ time, as planned, as a family to be able to share it with you guys so everyone can see the baby.” Can’t wait. 

He then explained that he and the Duchess of Sussex  are “still thinking about names,” but that “the baby was a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it. That’s the next bit.”

So, where did the horses come in? Well, they stood patiently and quietly behind him for the duration of the interview. So, after Prince Harry  finished his remarks and said, “I’m over the moon,” he thanked the press and then turned around to thank the horses.

Just watch the video journalist Shira Tarlo shared.

Yep, Prince Harry cheekily says, “Thanks, guys” to the horses. How considerate.

Not surprisingly, fans thought it was pretty adorable.

And some took a moment to crack jokes.


One royal fan even predicted the child will be named Philip because the name means “lover of horses.”

Hay (is for horses), at least we won’t have to wait too long to find out if that’s true. 


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