The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry has rescinded on his decision to immediately reveal his baby to the world after birth, saying his plans to make an official announcement in another 48 hours “so everyone can see the baby”.
This comes as a surprise to many who weren’t expecting to see the new royal baby anytime soon, which is as a result of an earlier announcement made by the royal couple to ‘enjoy the birth of their baby privately for sometime’ before he is revealed to the world. Anyways, like it is said ‘babies change everything.’
Nevertheless, Congratulatory messages have been pouring in from around the world following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son.
The newborn was delivered at 05:26 BST on Monday, with Prince Harry saying the baby boy was “absolutely to-die-for”.
The baby, who has not been named yet, is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and Prince Harry.
In a statement the Palace said that the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all “delighted” with the news.
It added that Meghan’s mother was “overjoyed at the arrival of her first grandchild” and was with her daughter at Frogmore Cottage – the Sussexes’ home on the Windsor Estate.
Reacting to the news of the birth of the new royal, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, says he was “proud” his grandson was born into the British royal family and he was “sure that he would grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour.”
.Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon were among the politicians to offer their congratulations to the royal couple on Twitter.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who married the couple in May last year, said: “May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness.”
Congratulations also came from celebrities and famous figures in the United States, where Meghan was born.
Patrick J Adams, who starred alongside Meghan in the US legal drama Suits, wrote on Twitter: “Just heard that the world just got heavier by 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Much love to him and his incredible parents.”
The baby is a dual citizen, having automatically acquired US citizenship, via Meghan, at birth.
Meghan and the baby are reportedly doing “incredibly well.”