Report: Prince Harry Will Take Paternity Leave After Royal Baby Arrives

It looks like Prince Harry will be taking some time off when his royal baby arrives.

According to a report from Us Weekly, Queen Elizabeth II’s former press spokesman Dickie Arbiter says the Duke of Sussex, who is expecting his first child this spring with wife Meghan Markle, will follow in his big brother Prince William’s footsteps and take a paternity leave.

“It’s a modern thing,” Arbiter told the outlet. “Prince William did it for his children and Harry’s going to do it for his, when his child is born. I mean, the older generation didn’t do it. The older generation just got on with it. But it’s a new thing. People do it, William did it and Harry is going to do it.”

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He added: “[The length] depends on him. I would have thought no more than about two or three weeks.”

Ahead of their tour of Australia in January, the royal couple confirmed they were expecting their first child due in April or early May, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019.”

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The statement continued, “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

ET Canada has reached out to Kensington Palace for comment.

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