Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces

The Prince has described the birth of his and Meghan’s first child – a boy – as the “most amazing experience”.

“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever imagine,” he told reporters as he thanked the public for their “lovely support”.

“The royal couple announced the news via their official Instagram on Monday. “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.” The newborn prince weighed 7lbs. 3oz, per the announcement”.

The baby will not automatically be a prince or a princess – these titles will have to be bestowed by the Queen via what is known as a letter patent.

After the birth, a notice will be posted on a ceremonial easel outside Buckingham Palace.

This tradition dates back at least as far as 1837, when the palace became the Queen’s official residence.