British media reported the intentions of Prince Harry, quoting a friend of the royal who said:
"He doesn't need to take paternity leave because he doesn't work in the way most people do but the thinks it's a very modern dad thing to do."
The Prince, who hasn't held a job since his retirement from the Army around 4 years ago, is funded by the Queen and Prince Charles, when it comes to fulfilling his voluntary royal duties.
Even though his decision raised eyebrows among his critics, some took to online platforms to defend Prince Harry and his right to government-provided right to paternity leave.
Of course he is because wifey insists he does and what Meghan wants Meghan gets don't forget.— GeeB (@jgbakes) March 17, 2019
Listen, I like PH and all the others in our royal family, but I feel he is turning into somewhat of a sap, sadly.
Is he going to take the statutory pay too?— Hambud (@Hambud1987) March 18, 2019
Exactly, to help Meghan and spend time with his baby. Harry is a feminist so I know he doesn't think because Meghan is the woman she has to do everything. Harry will be a hands on dad.— Forever Harry and Meghan (@21caela) March 17, 2019
One of the most famous unemployed men in the world— G (@__G_G_________) March 17, 2019
He must have got a job that no one knew about. 🙄🙄🙄— BarryL77 (@BarryJohnLaven1) March 17, 2019
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are expecting their first child by the end of spring. Prince Harry is currently sixth in line to the British throne, meaning that his children will follow him in the line of succession.