Prince Harry has confirmed that he has joined the sleep deprivation society of parenting

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially parents, as the royal couple excitedly announced the news over the bank holiday that Baby Sussex has arrived.

‘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,’ read a statement from the couple via their Sussex Royal Instagram page.

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‘The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.’

‘As every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing,’ Prince Harry explained to the media in a viral video. ‘This little thing is absolutely to die for – I am over the moon.’

Prince William was quick to congratulate his brother, stating: ‘We’re absolutely thrilled and looking forward to seeing him in the next few days when he’s quietened down,’ next to a beaming Kate.

He continued: ‘I’m very pleased to welcome my own brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting'.

And it seems that Wills is right, with Prince Harry confirming to reporters before his on-camera interview via ITV that he hadn’t been sleeping.

‘I’ve had about two hours’ sleep’ he announced.

Congratulations again to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

Jenny Proudfoot
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