Prince Harry gushes about being a new dad in adorable press conference

Speaking about his wife's delivery, the visibly elated Prince Harry said, "It was fantastic, absolutely incredible, and I'm so incredibly proud of my wife".

"It's been the most unbelievable experience I could ever imagine".

At other times in her pregnancy, Meghan toured Australia, Fiji and New Zealand.

Meghan's father has caused the couple a fair amount of grief.

Some of Meghan's costars from Suits shared their excitement about Baby Sussex, including Patrick J. Adams, who is hopeful for a royal play date, and Sarah Rafferty, who attended Meghan's NY baby shower.

But the public had to wait more than a month for the Instagram post on May 6 announcing: "It's a BOY!"

The Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with Prince Charles at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth day service in March 2019. "3oz", Sussex Royal wrote.

"The baby's a little bit overdue", Harry said, "so we've had a little time to think about it".

But perhaps most importantly, Meghan made a decision to ignore past practice by keeping the birth private and well out of the prying media's eyes.

The duke and duchess's Instagram account @SussexRoyal also announced the birth saying: "It's a boy!"

Harry and the palace didn't immediately provide details on whether the baby was born at a hospital or if it was a home birth.

Her fairytale wedding last May to Harry was attended by A-list celebrities, including family friends George and Amal Clooney, the heartthrob actor and the high-powered human right attorney.

Some have speculated that because Markle and her mother were at home - not at a hospital - that the birth might have happened at the cottage.

He followed up his tweet with a dig about Meghan's estranged father Thomas Markle.

Despite the understated nature of Monday's announcement, some royal enthusiasts gathered in Windsor and at Buckingham Palace, where a framed notice of the birth went on display on a ceremonial easel placed on the forecourt.

TV presenter Julia Bradbury, who met the couple through The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy project, described them as looking set to be "nurturing inspirational parents".

Congratulations flooded in from around the world, with Prime Minister Theresa May wishing the couple "all the best at this happy time" and former USA first lady Michelle Obama tweeting: "Congratulations, Meghan and Harry!"

Prince Harry, in speaking to the press, said they've yet to decide what they will call their new son.

But, assuming Meghan didn't give up her American citizenship when she married Harry in May 2018, the child will also be granted American citizenship.

What surname will the baby have?

But there has been speculation that the newborn would be named Albert, Arthur or James. However, the boy will not automatically be a prince as the title will have to be bestowed by the Queen by issuing what is known as a letter patent. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.

So, does that mean the baby will be a prince?

"It's a boy! Congrats to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry", he tweeted.

However, the Queen could step in to overrule that decree - as she did with William and Catherine's younger children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Will he or she have dual citizenship?

Instead, an obviously overjoyed Harry emerged to tell the world - via its waiting TV cameras - that a baby had been born. Also, he shall be entitled to have joint citizenship of American and British as per nationality norms.

He will be eligible because he was born in wedlock overseas to an American citizen who has lived in the US for a period of five years, at least two of which were after the age of 14 - according to the US Department of State. "The baby is 7th in line for the throne, which is insane, because right now I'm 7th in line for the key-making kiosk at my grocery store". "May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness", he said. Such a lovely time for a family.

  • Jacqueline Ellis