The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby boy on May 6. The baby was born in the early hours of the day and Prince Harry was on his wife Meghan Markle’s side at the time of the birth. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also present.
Buckingham Palace said the boy, seventh in line to the throne, was born at 0526 local time (0426 GMT), weighing seven pounds and three ounces (3.26 kilograms).
Two days after the birth, Meghan and Harry met with reporters at the St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle (where they also had their royal wedding reception) and introduced their baby to the world.
They took a break from the royal tradition of the photo-op on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton appeared outside the hospital with their newborns soon after they welcomed their children to the world.
The couple, who appeared to be relaxed, shared their happiness with the world and thanked everyone for their well-wishes.
Everyone is said to be overjoyed at the new arrival and the Queen is expected to meet the baby later in the day.
On May 6, a few hours after the birth, Harry met reporters in Windsor to formally announce the birth of his son.
“I am very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a little boy early this morning – a very healthy boy,” he said. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.”
Body language experts shared that Harry was genuinely ecstatic and the way he spoke about the baby and his wife was proof of that.
It was earlier reported that Meghan would opt for a home birth, but The Daily Mail reported that the Duchess was actually taken to an unnamed London hospital by Harry and their security team, in a move so secretive that even the senior royals weren’t informed of it until later in the day. Meghan was really keen on a home-birth but given that the baby was almost a week overdue, medical intervention was necessary.