Prince Harry’s Statement About Baby Sussex and Meghan Markle Is Beyond Adorable

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just welcomed their first child and the prince is bursting with a ton of that new dad excitement, as evidenced by the emotional speech he gave at Windsor following the baby announcement.

Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, speaks to members of the media at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 6, 2019, following the announcement that his wife, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a son.
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Prince Harry beams with new father pride

On the heels of the baby announcement, Prince Harry addressed the media from Windsor and his speech was filled with emotion and pride.

He remarked: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.”

He continued, in awe, sharing: “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension but 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.”

As for a baby name, that announcement isn’t quite ready, as he shared they’re “still thinking,” noting: “The baby’s a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it, but um yeah we’re still, that’s the next bit.”

He continued: “But for us, I think we’ll be seeing you guys in probably two days time as planned as a family to be able to share it with you guys so that everyone can see the baby.”

Prince Harry said he’s ‘proud’ of his wife

As most dads who witness the birth of their child, Prince Harry shared how “proud” he is of Markle, noting: “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.”

Prince Harry added: “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.”

The official announcement landed on their Instagram account

With social media, the royal baby news was able to be shared with fans quite quickly, with Prince Harry and Markle’s Instagram account posting the birth announcement today:

“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.”

The palace’s statement gave some additional details, noting:

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. 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 the baby are both doing well.”