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Royal baby first picture: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reveal son to the world

Entertainment - By Mirror | May 8th 2019 at 03:00:39 GMT +0300
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their newborn son (Photo: Courtesy)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have given the world its first glimpse of their adorable baby son.

After enjoying two days of privacy at Frogmore Cottage the new parents look the picture of happiness with Baby Sussex.

Meghan and Harry could not hide their delight as they posed for pictures with the tiny infant in the majestic St George's Hall in Windsor Castle, just two days after he was born.

The little one has already captured the hearts of his thrilled mum and dad with a beaming Prince Harry saying on Monday he was 'to die for'.

In a touching video the new dad is gently cradling his newborn baby son with Meghan's arm linked in his.

In her first public remarks since giving birth the Duchess said: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy."

As her husband held their son, Meghan added: "He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm."

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As they both laughed, Harry said: "I don't know who he gets that from."

Meghan added: "He's just been the dream so it's been a special couple of days."

Baby Sussex (Photo: Courtesy)

The as-yet-unnamed baby - wearing a soft woolen hat - can scarcely be seen but his parents both have wide smiles as they unveil their son to the world.

The Queen is expected to meet the baby for the first time today and could perhaps be told the name.

At dawn on Monday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a healthy baby boy weighing 3.2kgs (7lbs 3oz).

The couple broke with tradition by opting not to pose for photos on the hospital steps after the birth.

Instead a visibly excited Harry announced the arrival of his son in a surprise interview near their Windsor home on Monday afternoon.

He praised his wife Meghan and said their baby was "absolutely to die for".

Family members spoke about the joy of the new arrival with the Duke of Cambridge saying on Tuesday he was "obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down".

He added: "I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting."

Photo: Courtesy

Baby Sussex arrived at 5.26am on Monday, and is thought to have been born at Frogmore Cottage, but there are some reports claiming the baby was delivered in a London hospital.

The new photos will delight fans, many of whom were disappointed about not getting a hospital photo that has become traditional since Princess Diana started the trend with sons William and Harry.

Photos of a beaming Diana outside the Lindo Wing in Paddington, London after giving birth to both her sons became a defining image for the Princess of Wales.

The Duchess of Cambridge stood on the same steps after welcoming Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

However Meghan and Harry took a slightly different approach, inviting just a few select photographers and members of the press today rather than the entire world's media.

While some fans weren't happy about the change others praised Meghan, saying that posing for perfect snaps hours after giving birth are unrealistic.

If they follow in Kate and William's footsteps, there is a chance the couple might release more official photos of their new baby in the next few months once they are settled into family life.

The Cambridges released photos of Charlotte being held by big brother George when she was just a few months old, and similar photos of the little princess with her baby Prince Louis last year.

Meghan is now expected to take maternity leave for several months, and Harry will also have some time off as paternity leave - although he does fly off to the Netherlands later this week.

The couple have openly spoken about how excited they are to become parents since announcing their happy news on the eve of their Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in October.

The new baby will grow up at the couple's new Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, which has just undergone a huge renovation.

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