After Archie Harrison was born on Monday morning, a beaming Prince Harry, 34, told reporters, “The baby is a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it. That’s the next bit.”
Duchess Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, first debuted their son Wednesday morning outside of their Windsor Castle home, but did not reveal his name at the time, keeping in line with their desire to protect their privacy during Meghan’s pregnancy and the baby’s delivery.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were elated at the birth of their son.
“It’s magic! It’s really amazing. I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy,” Duchess Meghan, clad in a white button-front double-breasted dress, said Wednesday morning.
“He’s already got a bit of facial hair as well,” Prince Harry, who held his son, joked to the press.
Duchess Meghan said that the baby boy has the “sweetest temperament,” gushing, “He’s really calm. It’s just been a dream. It’s been a special couple of days.”
“I wonder where he gets that from,” Prince Harry remarked with a chuckle.
Prince Harry said that he and Meghan are not sure who Baby Sussexresembles most, noting that the royal baby’s looks have been “changing every single day.”
“Parenting is amazing. It’s only been, what? Two and a half days, three days? But we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy. We’re looking forward to spending precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up,” he said.
“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well,” he said. “It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the lovely support.”
The announcement read, “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.”
They also shared photos ofBaby Sussex’s debut on Instagram on Wednesday before revealing his name.
“Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family,” the couple captioned a series of photos from Windsor Castle.
Their statement continued, “They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world since welcoming their son two days ago.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.