World’s first peek at ‘magic’ baby Archie
I’ve got the two best guys now, says Meghan, after showing off her son
Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan showed off their newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world on Wednesday, describing having a baby as “magic”.
Cradling his son, wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a hat, Harry and Meghan appeared before a small group of media at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle where they held their wedding reception just under a year ago.
“It’s magic – it’s pretty amazing and I have the two best guys in the world so I am really happy,” said a beaming Meghan, wearing a white sleeveless coat dress, when asked how she was finding being a mother.
She said Archie, who seventh in line to the British throne, was calm, had the sweetest temperament and slept well.
“He’s just been the dream so it’s been a special couple of days,” she said.
The baby was born in the early hours of Monday, weighing 3.26 kg, but few other details have been given.
“It’s great, parenting is amazing,” Harry said. “It’s only been two and a half days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy, to be able to spend some precious time with him as he slowly starts to grow up.”
The couple were about to visit Queen Elizabeth, 93, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, at the castle to introduce her to her eighth great-grandchild.Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is staying with the couple at their home, Frogmore Cottage, on the castle’s estate.“It will a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family and my mum’s with us as well,” Meghan said.Britain’s royals attract huge fascination and there is particular interest in Harry and former US actress Meghan, who are officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.The birth of their first child has attracted particular attention, especially as the new child is the first mixed-race child in British royalty in recent history. He is entitled to hold US citizenship while also automatically being a British national.However, Archie will not automatically be a prince, or be known as “His Royal Highness”, unless the queen issues a specific decree.“Thank you all so much, for all the well-wishes and the kindness,” Meghan said.Harry, whose playful antics on royal engagements make him popular, could not resist cracking a joke as he pulled back the blanket for a peek.“He’s already got a little bit of facial as well – wonderful,” joked the bearded prince. – Reuters..