The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a healthy baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Meghan went into labour in the early hours of this morning and gave birth to a boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 5.26am, having been more than a week overdue.
Speaking from Windsor, a visibly-excited Duke of Sussex said the little boy ‘was absolutely to die for’ as he shared his immense pride for his newborn son and his wife.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said Meghan and her child were ‘both doing well’, and that the Queen and other members of the royal family were ‘delighted’ with the news.
An overjoyed Prince Harry said: ‘Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.
‘How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.’
It also revealed the duchess’ mother Doria Ragland is currently by her daughter’s side at Frogmore Cottage, suggesting that Meghan had undergone a home birth.
Asked if they had any names yet, he said: ‘Still thinking about names. The baby is a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.
‘That’s the next bit, but for us I think we will be seeing you guys in probably two days’ time as planned as a family to be able to share it with you guys and so everyone can see the baby.’
Asked what it was like to be present for the birth, he laughed and said: ‘I haven’t been at many births. This is definitely my first birth. It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.
‘As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I’m just over the moon.’
The baby’s sex was a surprise for the duke and duchess, who had chosen not to find out what they are having until after the birth.