24/09/2014 06:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Duchess Of Cambridge's Pregnancy News Steals Attention From Prince Harry


The Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy announcement has stolen press attention from Prince Harry's Invictus Games.

As Prince Harry welcomed Invictus Games competitors to London today (September 8), he looked painfully aware that the world was more interested in hearing his feelings about becoming an uncle for the second time, than learning about the inspirational charity sporting event championed by Prince Harry

Over 400 competitors from 13 nations will take part in the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for armed forces veterans who have been wounded and injured.

The pregnancy announcement also comes not long before Harry's 30th birthday on September 15, which was supposed to have been organised by his sister-in-law Kate.

Regardless of whether it is a boy or a girl, the new royal baby will push Harry down to fifth in line to the throne. Prince George's new brother or sister will take the fourth place when born next year.

When Prince George was born on July 22 2013, he became third in line to the throne, following his father the Duke of Cambridge and grandfather the Prince of Wales.

The new baby will also push Prince Andrew down to sixth place, followed by his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie in seventh and eighth.

The most recent royal baby, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's daughter Mia, will become 17th in line to the throne.

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