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Prince William on Harry’s royal engagement: “It will stop him scrounging all my food”

Currently, on an official visit to Finland, the Duke of Cambridge couldn’t resist the opportunity to quip that his brother’s engagement means that the Cambridge’s fridge might now be safe from raids by the cheeky royal.

During a visit to a Helsinki-based charity Prince William said that the Royal Family is “all very excited, delighted for them both and wishing them all the happiness in this very exciting time” adding with a grin, “And for me personally I hope it means he stays out of my fridge, it will stop him scrounging off all my food, he’s done over the last few years.”

The Duke’s joy for his brother and the engagement news was evident as he shared that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are “very caught up in the moment” adding: “It’s a fantastic process you go through, the engagement and the build-up to the wedding and things like that so they’ve got a lot of happy times ahead of … I wish them all the happiness and success in planning the wedding, I hope it goes really well.”

Prince Harry and Ms Markle are due to marry in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May next year, and Kensington Palace has said that they are planning a celebration that will “reflect their characters and personalities” and be a moment of “fun and joy”.

This is the Duke of Cambridge’s first official visit to Finland which has been celebrating the 100th anniversary of its independence this year. As part of his tour, Prince William delivered an official message from Her Majesty The Queen to President Sauli Niinisto at the presidential palace.

The Queen’s message read: “Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to you and to the people of Finland on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

“We have fond memories of our State visit to Finland in 1976, when we experienced the warm hospitality of Helsinki, Turku and Jyvaskyla.

“In 1976, I spoke about how we in Britain had long associated friendliness with Finland, an association that is no less true 41 years later.

“Over the past four decades our two nations have worked together in many ways – on security, on commerce, on our people-to-people Iinks – always aided by that spirit of friendship.

“I have no doubt that we will continue to build our relationship in this way in the years to come.”

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