Prince Harry ‘longs for family time’ as he arrives back in Britain

Prince Harry said he can't wait to see Prince William and Kate Middleton when he returns home

Prince Harry admitted he ‘longs for family time’ and can’t wait to see brother Prince William and Sister-In-Law Kate Middleton as he arrived back in Britain yesterday.

The royal touched down on UK soil during the afternoon, after completing a 20-week deployment in Afghanistan.

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Speaking to reporters on arriveal, he said: ‘I’m longing to see my brother and sister-in-law, as with any of the soldiers who’ve just come off the plane after four-and-half months away.

‘I really am longing to catch up with people behind closed doors – you guys aren’t invited.’

After catching up with Kate Middleton and Prince William, Prince Harry said he’s like to ‘take on more royal stuff’ and do a bit more work with charity, before his next next army mission.

‘Given the opportunity, I’d like to take on more royal stuff, to the extent that, pre-deployment, I’ve been very busy – hopefully there’ll be a few gaps that open up,’ he said adding of his military plans: ‘the Army will have an idea, I presume, and what that is I will do.’

In an interview released as he left Afghanistan on Wednesday, Prince Harry revealed he was ‘thrilled’ to hear of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s baby news, after the Duchess’s pregnancy was announced while he was away.

He said: ‘Obviously I’m thrilled for both of them. It’s about time. I spoke to my brother and her, and they’re both very well and both very happy obviously.

‘I literally am very, very happy for them, but I just only hope that she and him – but mainly Catherine – hopefully that she gets the necessary protection to allow her as a mother-to-be to enjoy the privacy that that comes with. I seriously hope that’s going to be able to happen.’

WATCH: Prince Harry on duty in Afghanistan

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