Proud uncle-to-be Prince Harry was in a playful mood on Monday night as he attended the New Zealand Invictus Games Team reception following the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton is pregnant with her second child.
The Prince was obviously still delighted about the happy news, joking that he can't wait to see his brother "suffer more" with the arrival of a new baby.
Prince Harry revealed he can't wait to see his brother "suffer more" with the arrival of a new baby
On the possibility that the new family member could be a girl, Harry quipped he would "love to see him try and cope with that".
Prince William's younger brother was seen performing a traditional Maori hongi greeting as he met Ngati Ranana Maori dancers at New Zealand House in London, ahead of the Invictus Games launch on Wednesday.
Prince Harry performing a traditional Maori hongi greeting
The current fourth-in-line to the throne said that Prince George will be over the moon to have a sibling, telling well-wishers: "I think he will be thrilled having another small younger brother or sister."
Harry was also asked how he felt about being demoted to fifth-in-line to the throne by the new arrival, to which he simply commented that it was "great".
The Duchess of Cambridge's second pregnancy was announced just days before the launch of the Invictus Games for wounded and injured soldiers, a tournament launched by Harry after being inspired by the Warrior Games in America.
Prince Harry is ready for the Invictus Games which launch on Wednesday
The royal, who turns 30 next Monday, urged those without tickets not to miss out on the "inspirational event" which will be held at various venues across London over four days from 10-14 September.
The Duchess of Cambridge was originally expected to attend the opening ceremony on Wednesday evening alongside Prince William, however Kensington Palace said the Duchess's attendance at future events would be decided on a "case-by-case basis".