Doting Uncle Prince Harry To Miss The Birth Of Prince William And Kate Middleton's New Baby

Wills' younger brother has jetted off to Australia to spend a month with the army before embarking on a tour of New Zealand.

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton
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Wills' younger brother has jetted off to Australia to spend a month with the army before embarking on a tour of New Zealand.

Prince Harry looks set to miss the birth of his new niece or nephew.

Our favourite Royal redhead has had to jet off to the other side of the world to complete a one-month placement with the Australian Army.

Once he touches down, Harry will spend time with units in Sydney and Perth before flying to New Zealand to embark on an official tour from 9 to 16 May.

The 30-year-old - who's said to be extremely excited about being an uncle again - was really hoping be in the UK for the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton's second child.

Harry was actually in the capital at the weekend to present medals to London Marathon winners, but the Royal baby unfortunately failed to make an appearance.

Kate is now a few days past her due date.

The glamorous brunette hasn't had the easiest pregnancy as she suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.

The condition sadly forced Kate to pull out of several Royal engagements last year during her first trimester including a scheduled two-day solo trip to Malta.

Luckily, the 33-year-old's loyal husband was able to stand in and he sweetly issued an apology for her absence when he made a speech in the country back in September.

'I'm sorry you've got me instead of Catherine,' Wills, 32 joked.

'She's very disappointed she couldn't be here today.'

Kate was also hospitalised when she was expecting her and Wills' son George but the mum-to-be was treated quickly and efficiently with intravenous fluids.

News of the tot's arrival will be announced to Royal correspondents in a press release a few minutes before it's posted on Twitter and Instagram by officials.

The baby's weight and sex will also be revealed the traditional way on an easel outside Buckingham Palace.

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