Why Prince Charles Might Miss The Arrival Of His Third Grandchild

We wonder how Kate and Wills took the news...

From the editors of Marie Claire UK

It’s a busy time for the Royal Family; not only are they planning the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (aka the royal couple of the moment), but they’re also expecting a new addition to the family.

However, it looks like Prince Charles may have to miss the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child due to a prior engagement.

Already grandfather to Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two, Charles and his family are eagerly awaiting the birth of the new fifth-in-line to the throne.

But the Prince of Wales is due to be in Australia around the time that his daughter-in-law Kate is due, and therefore may not be able to make it back in time for the birth.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will tour Australia in April

He and Camilla are due to make a six-day tour of Oz, starting on the 4th April – though we’re sure they’ll pay visit the newborn the second they’re back on UK soil!

In other royal news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance at the BAFTAs on Sunday night; find out why Kate Middleton didn’t wear #TimesUp black on the red carpet.

We’re all very excited to hear the details of their third baby’s arrival in a couple of months’ time.

Hopefully George and Charlotte’s new sibling will make an appearance at the Royal Wedding on 19th May…