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Prince William jokes the public will find out about the birth of Baby Sussex before he does

“Any signs of the royal baby?” a royal fan asked Prince William during a walkabout in Christchurch, “I have no idea!” he laughed in reply.

As we all wait with bated breath for the imminent arrival of Baby Sussex, it would only make sense to try and get some insider information from one of the closest sources possible, and that's exactly what one royal fan did, going straight to Prince William to ask the question we all want to know.
During a walkabout in Christchurch on his final day in New Zealand, Prince William greeted fans and even joked about the arrival of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's first child.
Prince William chatted with the crowd during a walkabout in Christchurch. (Image: Getty)
Captured in a video by long-term fan of the royal family, Marie Han, a woman in the crowd asked the Duke of Cambridge, 36, if there was any sign of the royal baby.
"I haven't got my phone on me," Prince William laughs.
"I have no idea!
"You guys will find out before I do at this rate."
Marie, who moved to Christchurch from Lebanon 40 years ago, says she took the afternoon off work to see him.
"I love the royals very much," she says.
"I saw William when he came out with Kate a few years ago, but didn't get so close!
"I've seen the Queen before," she adds.
Marie Han, a long-time fan of the royal family, says she took the afternoon of work to see the future King. (Image: New Zealand Woman's Weekly)
Prince William also joked to the crowd that jetlag wasn't an issue anymore, now that he's a father to three child – Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, who turns four on May 2 and Prince Louis, who just turned one.
"Jetlag? What jetlag," Prince William laughs.
"I've got three children now, jetlag doesn't happen!"
The Prince joked that jetlag wasn't an issue anymore, now that he had three children. (Image: Getty)
Prince William's two-day visit to New Zealand was on behalf of his grandmother the Queen to offer support to those affected by the devastating Christchurch mosque terror attacks on March 15.
The Duke began his visit arriving in Auckland on April 25, where he attended the civic ceremony held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to commemorate Anzac Day, where he laid a wreath on the war memorial cenotaph.
The Prince also paid a surprise visit to Auckland's Starship Hospital, where he met with a young survivor who suffered critical injuries during the mosque shootings, resulting in her falling into a coma, which she has just woken from earlier this month.
During his visit a heartwarming exchange was captured on video by Kensington Palace, where the five-year-old girl asks Prince William if he has a daughter.
"Yup. She's called Charlotte," Prince William replied.
"She's about the same age as you."

Later that afternoon the Prince flew down to Christchurch, where he visited the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct where he thanked first police and ambulance officers to arrive during the attacks.
"You did an incredible job on a very bad day," the Duke told the first responders.
Prince William meets with first responders at the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct. (Image: New Zealand Government)
The Prince's second day began at Christchurch Hospital, where he met with survivors who were still receiving care following the attacks before paying a visit to the two mosques, Al Noor and Linwood Masjid, who were attacked on March 15.
During his visit to Al Noor Masjid, the Prince gave a passionate, heartwarming speech telling the audience he couldn't believe the news when he'd first heard about the mosque terror attacks on March 15.
Prince William said he's had reasons to reflect on grief and sudden pain and loss in his own life and says while the act of violence was designed to change New Zealand, "instead the grief of a nation has revealed how deep your wells of empathy, compassion, warmth and love truly run."
He said you don't ever forget the sadness, shock and pain but that grief can help you live up to the values you hold and support.
"The forces of love will always prevail over the forces of hate," Prince William said.
"You showed the way we must respond to hate – with love."
Prince William gave a passionate speech during his visit to Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch. (Image: New Zealand Government)
"In a moment of acute pain, you stood up and you stood together," he continued.
"And, in reaction to tragedy, you achieved something remarkable."
Prince William also praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, saying her extraordinary leadership was an example "to us all".
Prince William and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern greet each other with a hongi in Auckland. (Image: New Zealand Government)
And while the Duke of Cambridge visited New Zealand, the Duke's wife Duchess Catherine attended an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey in London accompanied by Prince Harry and the Duke of Gloucester.
Prince Harry's attendance was an unexpected one, as his first child with Duchess Meghan is due to be born any day now, however a royal source told PEOPLE
Harry had hoped to participate in the service but precautions were made in case the baby arrived.
Harry's "pleased he can attend today's service, as planned," the insider tells PEOPLE.
"With their baby due, his name was not printed in the program in case he was unable to do so."
Duchess Kate and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey to commemorate Anzac Day. (Image: Getty)
And despite the imminent arrival of his first child, Prince Harry also made a solo appearance on Sunday at the London Marathon, as the patron of the The London Marathon Charitable Trust, which has many people speculating that perhaps Baby Sussex is still a few days away and even whispers that the baby has already arrived!
However only time will tell, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have expressed that they would like time to celebrate the birth of their first child in private for an unspecified amount of time, before the rest of the world gets a glimpse.
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