Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Gives Birth to a Boy
LONDON — Prince Harry could barely contain himself. Facing a news camera to announce his son’s birth, he rubbed his hands together, bounced on the balls of his feet and seemed unable to stop himself from grinning, even for a second.
“It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine,” he said, standing in front of the stables at Windsor Castle, where two black horses nodded behind him.
“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, and we’re both absolutely thrilled,” he said about his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The duchess, he said, was “amazing,” and the birth “amazing,” and the love and support from the public “amazing.” Then he turned to go, so addled with happiness and sleep deprivation that he appeared to thank the horses.
“This little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon,” he managed.
If much of the world was drawn into the child’s birth, a few minutes after dawn on Monday, it was not purely because of the newborn’s position, seventh in line to the British throne.
“We have been waiting for him,” said Carol Lengolo, 38, who moved to Britain from South Africa and is raising a son and a daughter in southeast London. She said that she had set up multiple notifications so the family would know the moment the child was born and that when word came through, at 2:39 p.m., they began screaming and ran to the television.
“We feel like Meghan is one of us, so we are supporting her,” she said. “We can’t wait to see what he looks like.”
It is not clear whether the newborn, who falls behind Harry in the line of succession, will receive a royal title, like those bestowed on the three children of Prince William, Harry’s older brother, and William’s wife, Catherine.