Prince Harry and Meghan Markle talking about Baby Sussex is the sweetest thing you'll see all day

'We’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy'

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'We’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together this week, announcing on their Sussex Royal Instagram page that the royal baby had officially arrived and that it was a boy.

‘We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,’ the couple announced.

Meghan chose not to pose for photos immediately after birth, like Kate Middleton and Princess Diana before her, with Prince Harry instead coming outside to make an on-camera statement, announcing that they would be appearing together today.

Sure enough, the Duke and Duchess stepped out at midday today to introduce their new baby son to the world, giving everyone a first glimpse at Baby Sussex.

Prince Harry held his newborn, as the couple smiled for the cameras and told the gathered media, ‘We’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy’.

‘It’s been a special couple of days,’ Meghan Markle continued. ‘He has the sweetest temperament’.

‘It has been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension,’ Prince Harry said on Monday of the birth. ‘I haven’t been in many births, this is definitely my first birth. I am so incredibly proud of my wife.’

He continued: ‘As every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for – I am over the moon.’

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and nice to meet you Baby Sussex!

Jenny Proudfoot
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