Yesterday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the arrival of their long-awaited first child – a baby boy. The seventh-in-line to the throne arrived at 5.26am on Monday, weighing 7lb 3oz. Asked about a name for his son, Prince Harry said: "[We are] still thinking about names.
“The baby is a little bit overdue, so we've had a little bit of time to think about it."
The couple are due to present their newborn to the world during a photocall that is likely to take place on Wednesday, allowing mother and baby a few days to recover.
Just as when cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were born, a golden easel bearing a framed notice announcing the birth was placed on display in front of Buckingham Palace yesterday.
The bulletin will be on display for approximately 24 hours.
Prince Harry has just become a father for the first time (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry said they were still thinking about names (Image: GETTY)
The bulletin will be on display for approximately 24 hours (Image: GETTY)
As the world welcomes the new royal baby, a newly-resurfaced report has revealed how Prince Harry’s birth sparked a surprising and "brutal" reaction from his father, Prince Charles.
According to 1992 biography “Diana: Her True Story”, which was written by author Andrew Morton in collaboration with the Princess, Prince Charles and his wife were “very, very close” in the six weeks before their second child Harry was born.
However, speaking five years before her tragic death, Diana claimed the first comment Charles made about the now Duke of Sussex made her “close off”.
Diana revealed the first words out of her husband's mouth were: "Oh God, it's a boy! And he's even got red hair!"
She admitted: "Something inside me closed off."
The Princess also claimed that she hid Harry's gender from Charles because she knew how much he wanted a little girl.
Diana said: "I knew Harry was going to be a boy because I saw on the scan [but] Charles always wanted a girl.
"He wanted two children and he wanted a girl. I knew Harry was a boy and I didn't tell him.