Prince Harry is ready to become Uncle Harry!
Speaking with reporters in a pre-taped interview at the end of his four-month military tour in Afghanistan, Harry reveals he "can't wait" to be an uncle to Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child, adding he's "thrilled" for the couple.
Plus, Harry finally talks about the nude photo scandal he endured after his trip to Las Vegas in late August, saying he let himself down.
"Obviously I'm thrilled for both of them. It's about time!" Harry says of Prince William and Kate's pregnancy. "I can't wait to be an uncle."
Though the officer known as Capt. Harry Wales has been serving with the British Army Air Corps in Afghanistan since September, Harry says he has been in contact with his brother and sister-in-law. "I spoke to my brother and her, and they're both very well and both very happy obviously," he says. "I think it's very unfair that they were forced to publicize it when they were, but that's just the media for you."
Speaking of the media, Harry adds that he hopes Kate will be able to maintain privacy during her pregnancy, especially after having to announce the news early after Kate was hospitalized due to acute morning sickness. "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," he says. "I seriously hope that's going to be able to happen."
Speaking to his nude photo scandal, Harry says, "I probably let myself down. I let my family down, I let other people down."
However, Harry once again brings up the issue of the media's treatment of him and his family, saying, "At the end of the day, I was in a private area and there should be a certain amount of privacy...The way I was treated by [the media] I don't think is acceptable."