Prince Charles breaks silence on third grandchild with funny statement

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Prince Charles breaks silence on third grandchild with funny statement

Prince Charles is thrilled to have another grandchild -- but maybe also a bit

Prince Charles is thrilled to have another grandchild -- but maybe also a bit apprehensive!

The Prince of Wales released a statement on Tuesday on behalf of himself and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall a day after son Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, welcomed their third child together.

Charles clearly waited until some of the fanfare about the royal baby's arrival died down overnight to break his silence on the birth, but he didn't disappoint with his humorous statement. 

"We are both so pleased at the news," Charles said. "It is a great joy to have another grandchild, the only trouble is I don't know how I am going to keep up with them."

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Will and Kate's newborn joins Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, as the couple's three total children. Middleton gave birth to her second son at 11:01 am in London on Monday morning and debuted him on the steps of the Lindo Wing about seven hours later before leaving the hospital to head back home to Kensington Palace.

Several hours before leaving, Will brought George and Charlotte into the luxury birth center to meet their new son. They later left out of a back door.

See photos of Prince Charles and Camilla:

Though the couple didn't do any interviews with the hoards of press waiting outside of the hospital, William did garner praise for joking that he has "thrice the worry" now that he has a third child.

Prince Charles -- speaking also on behalf of Camilla -- is the only other member of the British royal family to publicly congratulate Will and Kate on their new arrival.

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