IT’S A BOY!

IT’S A BOY!

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Congratulations poured in from around the world following the birth of the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Following the birth of the newborn – which was delivered at 05:26 BST yesterday (Monday), a beaming Prince Harry said the baby boy was “absolutely to die for”. The Palace said the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales were all “delighted with the news”, with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, said to be “overjoyed”.

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama said she and Barack were “thrilled”.

The baby, who has not been named yet, is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and Prince Harry.

He is the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.

Speaking after the birth, Prince Harry said, after the birth, that they planned to present the baby to the media shortly, “so everyone can see” him.

He said Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well”, adding that they were still thinking about names for the infant.

The baby weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg). Buckingham Palace said the Duke was present for the birth.

A statement stated that Meghan’s mother was “overjoyed at the arrival of her first grandchild” and was with her daughter at Frogmore Cottage – the Sussexes’ home on the Windsor Estate.

Kensington Palace said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were “delighted” and “looking forward” to meeting him.

Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon were among the politicians to offer their congratulations to the royal couple on Twitter.

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