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Royal baby Prince Harry says birth of son is the most amazing

2:46PMMeghan and Harry share the news 3:28PMRoyal fans celebrate in Windsor In a statement, Buckingham Palace elaborated: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son.”And with those few short words began a new generation: a family of three, a first half-American, biracial royal baby, and a once lost little prince finally transformed into a proud father.As he stepped out in front of a television camera to announce the news, appearing to all-but burst with joy, Prince Harry’s awe was infectious. Dressed casually, and standing in front of the stables at Windsor Castle, the Duke thanked the press for their interest before turning, slightly dazed, and thanking two horses for behaving themselves during the broadcast.The Duke and Duchess will now settle in to life as parents with the help of Ms Ragland, before the new father flies off for a day-long engagement to launch the Invictus Games at the Hague on Thursday.In a second Instagram post of the day, the couple said: “Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy.”The congratulations came thick and fast from the Royal Family, fans around the world and the Duchess’s celebrity friends. 2:31PMDid Meghan have her baby this morning? 5:10PMPrince Harry WILL go to the Netherlands View this post on Instagram Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the safe delivery of your baby boy!⁣ ⁣ #Repost @sussexroyal⁣ • • • • • •⁣ 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 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. A post shared by The Duke of York (@hrhthedukeofyork) on May 6, 2019 at 7:14am PDT Below are some of the regal names Harry and Meghan could choose for their little boy.The Telegraph has created a name sweepstake for you and your colleagues to enjoy – find out more here.- AlbertQueen Victoria used to insist that the name Albert was used as a middle name by her descendants, if not a first, in honour of her much-loved consort Prince Albert.Albert is also one of Harry’s middle names.- ArthurThe legendary King Arthur was the mythical leader of the Knights of the Round Table, who supposedly lived in the 5th or 6th century.- PhilipA lasting tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh might see the baby called Philip.Charles and William both have Philip as a middle name.- FrederickFrederick has been a popular royal middle name, including for George VI.- CharlesHarry may want to pay the ultimate tribute to his father.Charles is also the name of Diana, Princess of Wales’s brother, Earl Spencer.- JamesHarry has a cousin called James – the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s son Viscount Severn. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time.— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 6, 2019 The Jewish tradition reminds us that the birth of every child is a reminder that God is not finished with us yet. There is hope. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and prayers of blessing for them and their baby.#royalbaby— PB Michael Curry (@PB_Curry) May 6, 2019 The easel announcing the birth at Buckingham PalaceCredit:Yui Mok/PA The Duke of Sussex will be a “terrific” father and bring a sense of fun to his new role, the chief executive of the Invictus Games has said.Dominic Reid said everyone involved in the games, created by Harry for wounded and sick service personnel, is delighted to hear of the baby boy’s birth.He said Harry’s natural and relaxed style will likely come into play as he embarks on the adventure of fatherhood.Mr Reid told the BBC: “I think he will be terrific, he’s got an incredible way with people, entirely natural, unforced, whether that’s with the military guys whether it’s the wounded.”I mean everybody I’ve seen him come into contact with he’s very relaxed, very natural, very charming and he’s got a great sense of fun too. I think he’s going to be a terrific father.”Mr Reid, who was with Harry and his wife Meghan when they appeared together for the first time at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017, said it was clear then that the couple are “extremely happy together”.He said: “It’s great to see this new, young family. It’s great to have been with them on at least part of that journey and I think everybody involved in the Invictus will be supporting them all the way.” It is considered unlikely, although not impossible, that the Sussexes son will be styled similarly.The name of the Sussex’s son will be announced in the coming days, with Buckingham Palace due to clarify the title at the same time. He is expected to be known formally as the Earl of Dumbarton, because a first son of a duke is allowed to use one of his father’s other lesser titles as a courtesy title.  The Scottish title – which refers to Dumbarton on the north bank of the River Clyde, to the west of Glasgow – was given to Prince Harry by the Queen on the morning of his wedding.A daughter would have been Lady [firstname] Mountbatten-Windsor, rather than the Countess of Dumbarton as daughters are not allowed to take on such titles due to the longheld convention of primogeniture in hereditary peerages.As a boy, Baby Sussex will one day inherit the title the Duke of Sussex from his father.  Unofficial Town Crier delivers the baby newsCredit: Alastair Grant/AP The choir also performed at the closing ceremony of last year's Invictus Games The easel announcing the birth at Buckingham Palace 5:49PMCheers! A Windsor well-wisher enjoys some bubbles after the baby news was announced 5:26PMDuke and Duchess thank fans on Instagram 5:20PMMeghan’s Suits co-star Patrick J Adams: “Much love to him and his incredible parents” 9:43PMSussexes’ wedding choir to perform lullaby for newborn royal  Well-wishers are celebrating the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby boy by cracking open some bubbly outside Windsor Castle… Well Child, which helps seriously ill children to be cared for at home, said the continued support of the royal couple will help to ensure its important work goes on.Its chief executive Colin Dyer said: “On behalf of all at WellChild, our children and families, nurses, staff and volunteers, I would like to pass on our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess on the birth of their baby and wish them well in this exciting new stage in their lives.”The ongoing support of the Duke and the Duchess makes a huge difference for WellChild in the work we are able to do for seriously ill children and their families across the UK.”Baby2baby helps children and parents in need in Meghan’s home city of Los Angeles.The charity tweeted: “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby boy! We’re beyond grateful that they used their platform to help bring awareness to our mission by choosing @Baby2Baby to donate to in honor of their first child!”Last month, Harry and Meghan thanked royal fans – by way of their their @SussexRoyal Instagram account, for “making a real difference” by donating to charities in honour of their baby.They said donations to date had helped the Lunchbox Fund provide 100,000 additional hot nutritious meals to children in need across South Africa. So pleased to hear that the #RoyalBaby has been born. Sending congratulations and love to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This little chap already has a legacy of helping 100s of babies & children, as people have kindly donated money & gifts to us, instead of sending him gifts. pic.twitter.com/do1UHD0sYM— Little Village (@LittleVillageHQ) May 6, 2019 How close is Baby Sussex to the throne?The baby boy will be seventh in line to the throne, making it very unlikely that he will grow up to be the British monarch.The current heir is Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year-old son. He is followed by his son William and William’s three young children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Next comes the new baby’s father, Prince Harry, and then the newborn boy.Will the baby be a prince?This won’t happen automatically. It’s really up to the queen to decide, although Harry and Meghan may also have a say.A decree issued by King George V in 1917 limits the number of grand royal titles in a way that would make Harry and Meghan’s son known as a “Lord” rather than as a prince. He wouldn’t become “his royal highness” under the current rules.The queen has the authority, however, to intervene as she did when William and his wife Kate started having children. The queen decreed that all of their children would be princes and princesses.She could do the same for Harry and Meghan’s offspring, but the queen’s feelings on that subject haven’t been made public. She did not make any immediate announcement after the baby’s birth.It is also possible that Harry and Meghan could decide they don’t want the special designation for the baby, in order to give their child a more normal upbringing.Will the baby be an American?Meghan is American, but palace officials said at the time of her engagement to Harry that she planned to eventually become British, a process that can take several years.She and Harry could decide to pursue American citizenship for their baby, so their boy could end up having dual UK-US nationality. Meghan hasn’t indicated whether she plans to give up her American status once she has British nationality, a decision that could have an impact on her tax liabilities but something she is not forced to do by British or American law. 4:21PM   Prince Harry’s uncle congratulates the new parents Footmen Stephen Kelly and Sarah Thompson bring out the easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London Confiding he had scraped a “few hours” of sleep, he steadied himself for the formalities, relaying carefully: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy.“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well.”After that, the emotion so many associate with his late mother poured forth.“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined,” he said.”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.” 9:57PMHarry ‘will make a terrific father and have a sense of fun in his new role’  Charities helped by public donations in lieu of gifts to the new royal baby have sent their best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Harry and Meghan asked the public to donate to four children’s charities, instead of sending presents for the royal baby.The suggested charities are Little Village, the Lunchbox Fund, Well Child, and Baby2Baby.Little Village, a clothes, toys and equipment bank for young children, has received donations from around the world and had a surge in volunteer applications.The organisation said Meghan and Harry’s baby son already has a legacy, having prompted people to help hundreds of babies and young children so far. 3:12PMJeremy Corbyn congratulates the Duke and Duchess Arthur is the 5-1 favourite with leading bookmaker Coral to be the name of the new Royal baby boy after the couple confirmed the gender.Philip is next best at 6-1, Albert and James are 8-1, while Alexander and Alfred are 10-1. Royal fans enjoy some bubbly outside Windsor CastleCredit:Hannah McKay/Reuters Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon: “The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning. The Duke of Sussex was by Her Royal Highnesses’ side. An announcement will be made soon.” Royal fans have been gathering in Windsor for the last few weeks hoping to catch a first glimpse of Baby Sussex – and their wait may soon be over.Maud Garmy has been waiting since April 22 The firstborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is expected to be given the title of the Earl of Dumbarton, unless the Queen makes an unexpected last-minute intervention.The Queen intervened for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the children of a future king, in order for them to inherit the titles in a public announcement published months before George’s birth. 7:04PMInvictus Games Foundation welcomes ‘newest member’  View this post on Instagram 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 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. A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on May 6, 2019 at 6:37am PDT Windsor well-wishers celebrateCredit:Adrian Dennis/AFP Footmen Stephen Kelly and Sarah Thompson bring out the easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in LondonCredit:Yui Mok/PA The Duke will still go ahead with his official visit to The Hague on Thursday, the palace confirmed.He is due to launch the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games 2020.Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is at Frogmore Cottage, helping the family adjust to the life with a newborn. It is, insiders say, very hard to call who the Duke and Duchess might choose to be spiritual guides for their baby boy.The invite list to their wedding is thought to be the clearest indication yet as to the status of their inner circle.Could it be the Clooneys? Or perhaps Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney? Read more here. 4:05PMPrince Harry’s most supportive moments Unofficial Town Crier delivers the baby news The Archbishop of Canterbury has congratulated the Duke and Duchess on the arrival of their first child and shared a heartwarming picture of the couple on their wedding day… Click here to see which of Meghan’s family members could be in line to visit Baby Sussex in the coming days and weeks View this post on Instagram This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess’ first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz. Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy. A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on May 6, 2019 at 9:17am PDT Windsor well-wishers celebrate 8:07PMBaby expected to become Earl of Dumbarton  5:11PMMichelle Obama: “We can’t wait to meet him!” Congratulations, Meghan and Harry! Barack and I are so thrilled for both of you and can’t wait to meet him. #RoyalBaby https://t.co/mfE7uc6ooV— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 6, 2019 5:00PMEasel announcing birth is displayed at Buckingham Palace 4:27PMFramed notice of birth at Buckingham Palace Prince Willliam Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex, on September 5, 2018  9:00PMOdds slashed on baby being named Alexander  5:44PMBishop who married Harry and Meghan wishes them “prayers of blessing” Here’s a reminder of how excited we all get when a new member of the Royal Family is on the way… Footmen Stephen Kelly and Sarah Thompson bring out the easel into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London… 8:34PMCharities helped by royal baby donations: Baby Sussex already has a legacy Unofficial Town Crier delivers the baby news 6:41PMA look at what the latest royal birth means for the monarchy 4:02PMThomas Markle reacts to the birth of his grandson 3:10PMThe Prime Minister congratulates the couple Click here to look at some of the famous moments from the Duke of Sussex’s youth. View this post on Instagram 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 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. A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on May 6, 2019 at 6:37am PDT Canada joins the world in celebrating a new addition to the @RoyalFamily! Congratulations, Prince Harry & Meghan! Enjoy every minute of this happy time together as a new family of three.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 6, 2019 4:44PMWho will the godparents be? Karen Gibson, choir leader, said: “On behalf of the whole of The Kingdom Choir, congratulations on the arrival of your little one and God Bless you all.”The group’s rousing performances of Stand By Me and Amen/This Little Light Of Mine during the wedding resulted in the ensemble signing a major record deal. Duchess of Sussex gave birth to baby boy at 5.26am on MondayPrince Harry was by his wife’s side and said baby is ‘to die for’Follow Tuesday’s live updates on the new Baby Sussex and the Royal family hereChild weighs 7lbs 3oz and the couple are yet to decide on nameRoyal baby 2019: everything we know so farBryony Gordon: Harry’s reaction was gloriously himselfBaby Sussex’s secretive birth shows couple as royal trailblazersYour Royal Appointment: Sign up for our weekly royal newsletterThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed a newborn baby boy into their lives, as the proud father tells the world of the “amazing, absolutely incredible” joy his “to-die-for” son has brought them.The Duke, who could barely contain his excitement as he personally announced the safe arrival of his firstborn child, said he and his wife were “just over the moon” in their first few hours of parenthood.The baby boy, who weighed 7lbs 3oz, made his arrival at 5.26am on Monday, after the Duchess went into labour in the early hours of the morning with the Duke by her side.He was believed to have been born in the sanctuary of Frogmore Cottage – the Sussexes’ home on the Windsor Estate. But the Daily Mail reported that Meghan had her son at a London hospital, possibly The Portland.A spokeswoman for the hospital said: “We are unable to confirm speculation about individuals who may or may not have been cared for at The Portland Hospital.”After hours of blissful privacy, along with proud grandmother Doria Ragland, the couple authorised Buckingham Palace to share the news with the waiting world.In a mixture of tradition and modernity the Sussexes have made their hallmark, a formal announcement was accompanied by an Instagram post – coloured in blue – declaring: “It’s a boy!” An unofficial Town Crier has announced the birth of the baby boy outside Windsor Castle. He wore full uniform (including a Union-Jack themed hat) and rang a huge bell… Unofficial Town Crier delivers the baby newsCredit:Hannah McKay/Reuters Prince Harry speaks to media outside Windsor Castle In a statement Mr Markle, 74, said: “I’m delighted to hear that mother and child are doing well.“I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour.“God bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and God save the Queen.”But will he meet his new grandchild? Find out more here. 7:38PMJustin Trudeau offers congratulations from Canada It is not yet clear whether the Duchess of Sussex had her baby earlier today.Harry and Meghan have promised to share news of their son or daughter’s birth once they have had the chance to celebrate privately as a new family.They will want to inform the Queen and family and friends before telling the world. 5:03PMRoyal fever 4:17PM”I thought it would be a boy” – Royal fans reflect on the big news Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby boy. May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness. #RoyalBaby pic.twitter.com/KmVV9mWpEB— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) May 6, 2019 Royal fans enjoy some bubbly outside Windsor Castle Really very lovely news today – many, many, congratulations! (Good to have another Taurean in the family….)— Charles Spencer (@cspencer1508) May 6, 2019 The BT Tower in London lights up with baby boy news 3:37PMWill the baby look like Prince Harry? 4:08PMAdorable cousins for Baby Sussex to play with The baby boy has not only been born into one of the world’s most famous families but a growing collective of adorable young cousins.Click here to find out who the newest addition to the Royal Family will be playing with as he grows up. Everyone at the Invictus Games Foundation is incredibly happy to hear the news of the #RoyalBaby – congratulations to our Patron HRH The Duke of Sussex and to HRH The Duchess of Sussex!We know that our #InvictusFamily will join us in welcoming its newest member.— Invictus Games Foundation (@WeAreInvictus) May 6, 2019 His safe arrival fulfils a long-held dream for both the new mother and father.The Duchess made reference to her hopes of having children in several interviews in her days as an actress, once saying: “I dream to be a mom with wee ones running around my house.”And a young Prince Harry rarely made a secret of his longing to have a family, and showing his natural bond with children through years of fun public engagements in his 20s.”I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young,” he said in 2012. “I’m waiting to find the right person and someone who’s willing to take on the job.”With that person now firmly by his side and a newborn baby in his arms, that Prince so cemented in the nation’s memory as the small boy who lost his own mother begins a new era: proud, emotional, and with a new responsibility he has dreamed of for so long.   2:49PMPrince Harry: “It’s the most amazing experience” Prince Willliam Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex, on September 5, 2018q Credit:Getty Prince Harry has confirmed he and Meghan are “still thinking about names” for their son.He said: “The baby was a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.”That’s the next bit.”He said he planned to make another announcement in two days’ time “so everyone can see the baby”. 2:57PMDuke and Duchess yet to decide name of baby boy 3:22PMOdds on name of Baby Sussex The gospel choir catapulted into the spotlight after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will pay their own musical tribute to the royal baby.The Kingdom Choir, who are currently on a UK tour following the success of their stint at the nuptial ceremony last May, have written a new lullaby especially for the Sussexes’ newborn son.They will perform it on Tuesday night when they will be at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. Movingly, the siblings of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, were included in the formal announcement from Buckingham Palace, in a gesture which long-term followers of the Royal Family cannot fail to have found moving.“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news,” it said.“The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”Thomas Markle, the Duchess’ father who has been estranged after a very public series of interviews, also shared his good wishes, telling a tabloid newspaper: “God bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and God save the Queen.” Just heard that the world just got heavier by 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Much love to him and his incredible parents. Learned first hand 7 months ago how transformational becoming a parent is and couldn’t be happier for Meghan and Harry as they begin this adventure. #playdatesoon— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) May 6, 2019 A beaming Harry said: “It was amazing. Absolutely incredible. I’m so proud of my wife.”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.”We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there, it’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.” 5:08PMDavid Cameron congratulates Harry and Meghan A gaggle of well wishers have gathered in Windsor for the third time in the past year to celebrate the latest royal news. Caryll Foster has been camping outside the castle since Friday, sleeping out overnight on the high street, waiting for news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first born. Popping a bottle of Crémant de Bourgogne to celebrate the happy news, Ms Foster said she was “thrilled” the baby was finally here.“This is what Britain needed. Let’s have something to celebrate!” Her friend Michelle Lassiter added: “I haven’t been able to concentrate all week I’ve been so excited. It’s wonderful news. I thought it was going to be a boy.” Heartfelt congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Such wonderful and happy news! Sending love and very best wishes— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 6, 2019 The BT Tower in London lights up with baby boy newsCredit:Daniel Sorabji/AFP A framed notice of birth will go on display on a ceremonial easel on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, the palace announced.The framed notice will be brought out of the Privy Purse Door of the Queen’s London residence and carried across the forecourt, to be placed on the easel. 4:53PM”It’s a baby boy”: The BT communications tower in Fitzrovia, London, lights up with Baby Sussex news 3:52PM”May God bless the new family with love” The Labour leader tweeted: “Congratulations to Meghan and Harry on  the birth of their baby. I hope they’re all doing well.” The choir also performed at the closing ceremony of last year’s Invictus GamesCredit:Andrew Whitton 7:22PMHow Baby Sussex’s ‘home birth’ shows Harry and Meghan aim to be the ultimate royal trailblazers  4:26PMWhat will Baby Sussex be called? Asked whether they had settled on a name, he disclosed they were “still thinking” about it, despite the extra time they had been bought by the “little bit overdue” baby boy.Next, he promised, would be a photocall for the family of three on Wednesday “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.” Prince Harry speaks to media outside Windsor CastleCredit: Getty Images Europe/WPA Pool 2:11PMExcited well-wishers gather in Windsor “Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy.” The Prime Minister shared her congratulations, Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, said she and her husband “can’t wait to meet him”, and Sajid Javid joked that, unlike the Home Secretaries of history, he had not been required to attend the birth.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the baby’s uncle and aunt, are said to be “overjoyed and looking forward to meeting the latest addition to the family”.Tradition was not dispensed with entirely.The birth was formally announced on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on an easel, carried by two butlers which relayed the fact that “the Queen and the Royal Family are delighted”.Unlike the announcements for each of the Cambridge children, the paper was not signed by the doctors who delivered the baby, as the Sussexes strive to maintain an air of secrecy around the place and manner of the birth.The baby’s name will be shared with the public in the coming days, with his title expected to be the Earl of Dumbarton. 2:43PMBuckingham Palace confirm Baby Sussex is a boy Bishop Michael Curry gave a rousing sermon about love at the couple’s wedding. 3:40PMThe Duke of York congratulates the new parents on Instagram Buckingham Palace said: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 05:26.”The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.”The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.”The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.”Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”The name of the baby, which is seventh in line to the throne, will be announced at a later date. The Duke of Sussex was by his wife’s side as she gave birth to their first child.Watch some of his most loving and supportive moments here… After a busy day for bookies, the latest odds put ‘Alexander’ climbing as a likely name for Baby Sussex according to William Hill.Alexander has halved in price from 10/1 to 5/1,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.Here are the very latest top five odds:4/1 Arthur 5/1 James5/1 Alexander10/1 Albert11/1 Phillip  4:35PMTown crier announces birth  Camilla Tominey writes how today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex once again reminded the world that they are determined to carve their own royal path:Since they married in the Berkshire town almost a year ago, Harry and Meghan have been determined to do things their own way – and the arrival of their first born was no different.Over recent years, we have grown used to the sight of royal parents posing for photographs upon leaving hospital – a moment that started with Princess Anne at St Mary’s Hospital in the late Seventies and continued with the births of Princess William and Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children.But now further down the royal pecking order at sixth-in-line to the throne, Harry has the freedom to do things a little differently – with his wife’s support.Read the full article here #RoyalBabyWatch contender for most committed Royal reporter – Maud Garmy is here from Paris and has been waiting in Windsor since April 22nd (and is still smiling!) 😃👑 @GMB #BabySussex #Meghan #PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/g0ohJqgQzP— Nick Dixon (@NickDixonITV) May 5, 2019 2:07PMDuchess of Sussex goes into labour 5:33PMWho will meet the Royal Family’s latest member? read more

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