Prince Harry on Kate Middleton Pregnancy: Thrilled!

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En route home from war, Prince Harry "can't wait" to become an uncle this year and is "thrilled" Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting.

"Obviously I'm thrilled for both of them," he said, joking, "It's about time."

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In an interview in Afghanistan, where he served since September, the prince says he had chatted with the couple when their news was released.

"I spoke to my brother and [Kate], and they're both very well and both very happy obviously," he says, expressing regret at how it came out.

"I think it's unfair that they were forced to publicize it when they were, but that's the media for you," Harry said, referring to Kate's morning sickness.

The royal family leaked the Kate Middleton pregnant bombshell due to her hospitalization; she was probably only 8-9 weeks along at the time.

Harry's remarks on the subject were given weeks ago, but were kept under wraps for security reasons, released now because he's returning to the U.K.

"I literally am very, very happy for them," he says, "I just only hope that she and him - but mainly Catherine - hopefully that she gets the necessary protection."

Protection that will "allow her as a mother-to-be to enjoy the privacy that that comes with. I seriously hope that's going to be able to happen."

Now that he's back from his tour of duty, which followed the Prince Harry naked scandal, is there some pressure on him to follow his brother's lead?

"I don't think you can ever be urged to settle down," he says. "To find the right person where everything feels right, it takes time, especially for myself and my brother."

As he has hinted before, it is hard to find the right kind of woman who isn’t going to be scared off by everything else that goes with being with a royal.

"You ain't ever going to find someone who's going to jump into the position that it would hold," says the 28-year-old Prince of Wales. "Simple as that."

Harry was also named the World's Hottest Bachelor recently, so that's a positive for any potential suitors. Probably also has a good amount of cash.

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