The Real Reason Why Prince William Is So Excited About Harry's Engagement

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As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their exciting news to the world, Prince William has revealed precisely why he's so pleased about the upcoming nuptials.

While William and Harry were on a royal visit to Finland this week, William joked that he hoped his younger brother would now finally stop pilfering his food.

"For me personally, I hope it means he stays out of my fridge and will stop him from scrounging my food, which he's done for the last few years," the Duke of Cambridge quipped to reporters while visiting Helsinki.

But the Duke of course added that he is delighted for his younger brother and his happy news. I'm "very excited" for Harry and his future sister-in-law. William said, "Delighted for the both [of them] and wishing them all the happiness in this very exciting time."

William said that his younger brother and the American actress are very much in love. "It's a fantastic process to go through. The engagement and then the build-up to the wedding," he said. "They've got a lot of happy times ahead of them. I think they're very caught up in the moment and I wish them all the happiness and success in planning the wedding. I hope it goes really well."

In a public statement issued from Kensington Palace, Prince William and Kate said, "We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together."

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge publicly spoke to reporters about the pair's recent engagement. "William and I are absolutely thrilled, it's such exciting news," she said during her visit to London's Foundling Museum. "It's a really happy time for any couple, and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment."

Appearing with Prince Harry in their first joint TV interview following their engagement announcement, Meghan praised the British royals for welcoming her so warmly into the family, saying the Duchess of Cambridge had been "wonderful".

Harry and Meghan will tie the knot at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle next May.