Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. The Queen’s eighth great-grandchild, the royal baby is seventh in line to the throne.
According to the Buckingham Palace, the baby weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg), and both the mother and the child are doing well.
Prince Harry was by Meghan’s side when the baby was born.
Speaking after the delivery, Harry said he planned to make another announcement in a couple of days “so everyone can see the baby”.
“”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,” he said while speaking to the media.
The news of the birth of the royal baby has led to celebrations across England, with people eager to get more news of him. An enthusiastic crowd could be seen outside the Buckingham Palace from the time the announcement was made that Meghan Markle was in labour.
Here are some photographs showcasing the celebratory mood.
As per tradition, a framed notice of birth was put on display on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace announcing the birth of the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This notice goes on display on a ceremonial easel for members of the public to view for around 24 hours.
The London Eye was lit up in red, white and blue colours on May 6 honouring the announcement of the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son.
The royal family of Britain attracts huge media interest, and the Harry and Meghan get superstar treatment wherever they go. Fans gathered at the Buckingham Palace and cheered when the traditional framed notice of the birth was placed on the forecourt.
Revellers began celebrations soon after the announcement.
“I’ve been sleeping out for three days … I’m delighted they have a healthy baby and a healthy mother,” a Reuters report quoted a royal fan, John Loughrey (64) in Windsor, as saying. “We celebrated with them today with champagne, we’ll have fish and chips and a slice of American pie!”
Several landmarks around London lit up in celebration on Monday night, as they did after the births of the Cambridge babies Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.