Prince Charles breaks silence after birth of Harry and Meghan’s new arrival

The future king made a royal appearance at the BMW mini factory in Oxford on Tuesday and when asked about Lilli’s arrival, he said it was “such happy news”.

The 72 year old went on to speak about the impact of technology on future generations, including for his grandchildren.

He continued: “The development of technology like electric vehicles…is vital for maintaining the health of our world for future generations, something I am only too aware of today, having recently become a grandfather for the fifth time.”

“Such happy news really does remind one of the necessity of continued innovation in this area – especially around sustainable battery technology – in view of the legacy we bequeath to our grandchildren,” he added.