The world caught its first glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two-day-old baby.
The smiling Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared with their newborn son in St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle – Prince Harry carrying the baby with Meghan by his side.
He was presented to the world behind closed doors, with a small press pool of only one reporter, one photographer, three cameramen, as well as the couple’s own private photographer and a household press officer photographer.
Asked what it was like to be mum, a glowing Meghan said: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing, and I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
She said of her first child: “He has the sweetest temperament. He is really calm.”
“He’s just been the dream so it’s been a special couple of days.”
Harry said: “Everyone says babies change so much in two weeks. His looks are changing every single day.”
Asked what it was like to be a parent, Harry said: “It’s great. Parenting is amazing.”
“We are just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy … we want to spend some special time with him as he starts to grow up.”
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are due to meet their eighth great-grandson later.
Meghan said: “We just bumped into the Duke as we were walking by which was just so nice.
Harry added: “Another great-grandchild.”
Meghan said: “It will be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family, and my mum’s with us as well.”
She thanked “everybody for the well-wishes and the kindness”.
“It just means so much,” she added.
Under Peerage law, as the eldest son of the Duke of Sussex, he holds by courtesy the second title The Queen bestowed at the marriage, in Letters Patent under the Great Seal, making his title Earl of Dumbarton.
What Other Royals Said
The Duke of Cambridge congratulated his “sleep-deprived” brother on becoming a dad on Tuesday.
Asked how he was feeling, the Duke of Cambridge said: “Obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.”
“I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
The Duchess of Cambridge continued: “As William said, we’re looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name’s going to be so it’s really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best.
“These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time around so we wish them all the best.”
Asked if he had any pearls of wisdom for his younger brother as a father of three, Prince William laughed and said: “Plenty of advice, plenty of advice, but no I wish him all the best and I hope the next few days they can settle down and enjoy having a newborn in their family and the joys that come with that.”
The Duchess of Cambridge added: “It’s such a special time, obviously with Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays it’s such a great time of year to have a baby, spring is in the air.”
Speaking in Berlin where he and the Duchess of Cornwall are on an official royal visit, Prince Charles said: “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”
Great-grandmother Her Majesty The Queen showed her delight at the new royal baby with the Duke of Edinburgh in a rare public appearance at her side during a luncheon for members of the Order of Merit at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
“Life is good for Your Majesty?” a guest asked.
The smiling Queen replied: “Yes, thank you”
“Congratulations. Another great-grandchild!” she was told.
The Queen replied happily: “Yes, I know.”
She was then asked “How many of them have you got now?” before replying “Eight”.