Prince Harry stepped out to briefly talk about the Sussex Boy with reporters

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Attend A Commonwealth Day Youth Event At Canada House

I’m still feeling rather glowy about the royal baby! Everything happened very quickly – we only got confirmation that Meghan was in labor a few hours ago, and then the Sussexes confirmed the news with an Instagram post: they welcomed a little boy. Polo Baby is a boy! Baby Boy Sussex was born at 5:26 am (in Britain) and he weighs 7 lbs, 3 ounces. I think that Meghan gave birth in a hospital close to Windsor Castle, and then she and Harry and the baby returned back to Frogmore Cottage quickly. I could be wrong – there’s still a lot of speculation that Meghan did a home birth. Whatever happened, the Sussex Family is there now, in Frogmore, with Doria Ragland.

Harry decided to step out and give a short interview on the Windsor Castle grounds and this video is just gorgeous. He’s SO HAPPY. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him so happy. He’s all pink and smiley and just blissed out. I feel like the birth must have been zero drama.

Harry says that they hope to do a photocall in two days, and that they’re still thinking about names. He says “this little thing is absolutely to die for.” He is a changed man. I can see the difference in him, can’t you? Meghan and Polo Baby are all that matter to him right now, and possibly forever.

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Attend A Commonwealth Day Youth Event At Canada House

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  1. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I got all teary…thank goodness I am alone at work for now. I so needed some good, happy news in the world…seeing Harry like this is overwhelming. So sweet. I cannot wait to see that baby!

    • Mgsota says:

      Yes, that gave me all the feels this morning!! He’s sooo happy! It’s nice to see.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        His smile couldn’t've been any bigger; I almost thought his cheeks would pop! 😄 Harry, for all of his privilege, has had a rough time, emotionally. I’m glad he found happiness with Meghan, and now, his own family. I think, from the Harry we’ve seen interacting with little ones, he’ll be a great dad.

        Cheers, and welcome Polo Baby! We’re all glad you made it here safely. Can’t wait to see the pics!

      • AnnaKist says:

        I just saw him make the announcement on the world news – it’s just gone 3am here. He was practically jumping for joy, yet so humble. The safe arrival of their healthy baby certainly is lovely news.

    • minx says:

      Aw, he looks so happy and sweet.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Oh boy, I got teary-eyed too!! He’s so happy. And I love the respect he has for his wife and all women after witnessing the birth.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree, he looks giddy and brought tears to my eyes. I hope they cherish this day and always remember the happiness they shared. I love this ginger prince even more after seeing that video clip.

  2. Kittycat says:

    I started to cry watching the video. Harry was positively giddy with happiness.

    So glad Meghan and baby boy Sussex are doing well.

    • Mel M says:

      I know, you can’t help but smile and feel so happy for them watching him. It doesn’t look like he will stop smiling for a long time.

    • Alissa says:

      I felt the same way, I’m so happy for him and Meghan!!!

      also, my stepson was born today so it’s a great day for great boys! 🤗

  3. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’m emotional after seeing that video. He is beaming with joy. Congratulations to the Sussexes, Doria, and the entire Windsor/Spencer clans for their newest addition!

  4. Jess says:

    Overall I like how this was handled. The only thing that threw everything off was that she was overdue. They announced it after she already had the baby and there is no great way after the labour announcement and the gender and weight.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Yeah they pulled off as much of a private moment as they could hope for, and I love that they’re like “see y’all in two days.”

  5. L says:

    Its a BOOOOOY!!!!
    I’m soo sooo happy for them!
    Now let the name guess continue! lol

  6. Casey02 says:

    Things change immediately when the baby is born. The enormity and huge responsibilities hits you like a sack of bricks for the first child! Harry did such a great job expressing his feelings… he really has this way about him! Excellent interpersonal skills!!

    • PrincessK says:

      You are exactly right, I just made a similar comment on another thread, you become a changed person and the sense of responsibility and need to protect the baby is overwhelming. Nature is wonderful!

  7. klutzy_girl says:

    Dead at Harry thanking the (adorable) horses too. Can’t wait for the name and photocall!

    • Abby says:

      BAHAHA I missed this. hahahah I love it so much

    • Snap Happy says:

      I came to post that too! I was like, “Did he thank the horses?”

    • mazzie says:

      He totally thanked the horses!

    • PrincessK says:

      Harry himself is ‘to die for’, that video totally sums up why Harry is adored and will remain the most popular royal for a long time. His love and genuineness totally shines through.

  8. Original Jenns says:

    I love how, at the end, the horses mutter, and Harry thanks them, too LOL they were so cute. He is thrilled, as you hope all fathers are. Very happy for a happy, healthy baby and family!

  9. BlueSky says:

    OMG I just watched the video on Twitter! He’s so overjoyed!

  10. Chimney says:

    I love that he thanked the horses! Same old Harry, I’m so happy for them!!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah that was funny – they looked non plussed but they are beautiful creatures.

  11. Kittycat says:

    Are we baby names?

    I am now feeling g Alexander Frances Charles.

  12. Lila says:

    That video was beyond cute!

    The fact that Harry had so much pride and admiration for a strong woman…a sentiment he’s had throughout the entire relationship…makes me so happy (and proud of him!). That baby is going to have a lovely example of parents that adore each other, help one another, and complement (and compliment) one another. So giddily happy for the Sussex 3!

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I love that he talked about that, too. Made me so happy.

    • Moose says:

      I thought his little speech was fabulous. He’s just so natural and unstuffy, he came across as the most thrilled new father on the planet! I don’t remember Bill being this overjoyed and relaxed with reporters after his first born, remember him being quite stiff and formal but I could be wrong. I am so thrilled for them all!

    • Soupie says:

      Not only that, the little tyke was almost a triple Taurus! Double Taurus, Moon just into Gemini. Venus trine Jupiter in fire signs. This little guy will have loads of charm. It’s a good chart. No super major challenges.

    • RedWeatherTiger says:

      AGREE! He seemed genuinely awed by this birth and by women as a whole–and Meghan in particular. More men need to acknowledge how freaking strong women need to be to give birth! I love Harry for this!

  13. gingersnaps says:

    I love his joy! How over the moon he is for his son and Meghan. All the best to them!

  14. Becks1 says:

    He is so thrilled, its so wonderful to see. I’m so thrilled and this doesn’t impact me at all!!! lol

  15. Diana says:

    Gaaah!!!! He looks just like Diana!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  16. Loretta says:

    He’s over the moon, too sweet!

  17. burdzeyeview says:

    Just when I’d started to think I didn’t really care about another royal baby out comes Harry and melts my heart. I really do wish their little family all the best -its all that matters really isn’t it? xx

  18. RoyalBlue says:

    Wow. I just watched this on mute as I am in the office and it’s plain to see he can’t contain his joy. I am thrilled for them!

  19. Tchotchke says:

    This is the sweetest thing ever, and I can’t help but be struck by how natural, gracious and warm he is with the media…at least in contrast to the utter hostility exhibited by his brother.

    • Surly Gale says:

      That recent pic when Wm is double-clenching his job? Apparently, he was being booed for supporting the crew of a nuclear sub…….the environmentalists going overboard …. don’t get me wrong, environmentalism is vital…but booing protectors who happen to be using the tool that helps keep them safe….seems sideways to me. Cheap shot.

  20. Mumbles says:

    For all the press grumbling that they were snubbing the press and the media, Harry seems as warm and open to them as I’ve ever seen a member of the family. They never had any intention of cutting off the media (and by extension, the public), they are just doing it their own way and on a different timetable. Good for them.

    • Kittycat says:

      You know. It crazy how over the top the media has been for mo reason.

    • Moose says:

      I agree, I much prefer this much more relaxed and natural approach to standing on hospital steps being all stiff and formal…

  21. LW says:

    This video is absolutely adorable. He’s overjoyed. And I’m not a “throw Diana’s name around” type, but at the very end when he looks a little sheepish and gives a little smile it was exactly like her. Can’t wait to see baby boy! And I knew it was a boy, she carried him soooo high. Lol!

  22. OriginalLala says:

    aww, I like that his answers were obviously genuine and not the generic canned answers we usually get from royals.

  23. Tiffany says:

    Does….does he have a glow about him?

    I don’t think I have ever seen him smile like that before.

  24. paddingtonjr says:

    I always think of the “pregnancy glow” in relation to the mothers, but Harry definitely has a “dad glow”! The baby has zero impact on my life, but I found myself tearing up with happiness and joy at how just blissed-out Harry is! He and Meghan have seemed so happy and in just total adoration and love since they got engaged and the birth of their son has just brought a whole new level of joy into their lives. Congrats H&M and welcome to the world Baby Boy Sussex!

  25. Jessica says:

    Harry seems so happy and in love – so sweet!. I want to find my own Harry!

  26. Sparkly says:

    He is so obviously overjoyed and proud. It’s so adorable. I know he’s been ready and wanting a family for years. I’m so happy for him.

    OMG he even thanked the horses! I thought I couldn’t fall anymore in love with him.

  27. Wendy says:

    This just made me tear up – his happiness is so palpable – it almost scares me how happy he is/they are – please, never let anything bad happen to any of them. They are a force for good.

  28. Abby says:

    ahh I literally just teared up. So happy for them. He seems so proud of his wife and her hard work and head over heels for the baby. What a good guy. Wishing them all the happiness in the world.

  29. JRenee says:

    He seems absolutely elated. The smiles were so genuine. Just lovely!

  30. LouAnne says:

    This is gorgeous! Did anyone read the official statement? It said “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.”

    Thought it was interesting that Diana’s brother and sisters were mentioned when Edward, Andrew, Anne etc were not…. thoughts?

    • Tina says:

      I suppose they wanted to mention Diana’s side of the family and that was the easiest way to do it, given that she would have been mentioned herself had she been alive. (I kind of wish they had called Doria “Ms,” but the royals don’t really use “Ms.”)

      • LouAnne says:

        That’s a good point, Tina. It just struck me as odd- they could have mentioned the others too?

      • Tina says:

        I think maybe they didn’t want to imply that Charles’s side of the family was more significant to Harry than Diana’s, which a greater number of people might have indicated? I don’t know.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Agree, also I remember in their engagement interview they were sure to discuss how Meghan had met Diana’s sisters, I think acknowledging the Spencer side of his family is important to Harry.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I took it that Harry wanted to include Diana’s siblings in lieu of his absent mother and thereby indirecly allude to her. I thought it a sweet and poignant gesture to acknowledge his mom like this.

    • Chimney says:

      I wondered about this, my only guess is that Harry is close to his aunt and uncle on his mom’s side? I dunno. Lady Jane did a reading at Harry’s wedding though if that’s any indication of their relationship

      • LouAnne says:

        I forgot about that!
        It’s lovely and it does make it feel as if Diana is involved x

    • Mego says:

      Each one of Diana’s siblings were named in her stead because it would be awkward to just pick one. The Windsor family members mentioned are Harry’s immediate family and didn’t need to be extended beyond that. It’s a special circumstance and Harry is being thoughtful and inclusive and remembering/honouring his mother.

      • Mego says:

        Note about mentioning the Markle side of the family? Crickets. Nada.

        Too bad they are such narcissistic mean people – they could have been part of this joy and this child’s life.

        I’m sure we will hear much indignation from Tom and Sam about their exclusion from the announcement and the usual complaints about Meghan.

      • Berry says:

        At Harry’s wedding, I remember a photo of one of Diana’s sisters standing on the church steps near Kateb& Charlotte. She was looking right at Charlotte. It was so poignant. She was probably wondering what might have been if Diana was around.

    • Moose says:

      I thought it was a lovely touch by H&M to mention Diana’s family by name, W&K didn’t, just called them “other family members”…

  31. Who ARE These People? says:

    That was just so lovely, and their announcement was warm and elegant, too. What a break from the rottenness of other news these days. Wishing them and all new families well.

  32. Ader says:

    His Joy! Gah! I am so, so happy for them. (And yes, a teeny, tiny, wee bit jealous — but in the best way possible.) :-)

  33. Lori says:

    Let the name betting begin. I think they will go with simple, like John or similar.

  34. Case says:

    This is the sweetest thing. You can just feel his joy. I’m so happy for Harry and Meghan — they seem like truly lovely people and deserve all the happiness in the world.

  35. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    His joy had me grinning ear to ear as I watched.

  36. Marjorie says:

    Thanking the horses is the cutest thing any royal has ever done. I guess those were the polo ponies, they know all. You rule, Harry!

  37. Lady D says:

    The photocall is the same day as William’s big trip to Wales with Kate. I am amused.

    • IlsaLund says:

      😂😂😂😂 Let’s see if the date of the photocall changes.

    • Moose says:

      Ooohhhhh, good spot!

    • Enn says:

      Photocall is now the same day as his canceled trip, hmmmmm… I wonder if they knew today would be the day and wanted to plan around Invictus? I know they said it wasn’t to do with the baby but they could have been playing really close to the vest? M&H really kept the birth on lockdown, exactly as they’d wanted.

      • PrincessK says:

        Yes, good for them. They really blindsided the press, the Sussexes have taken control.

    • Harla says:

      But I think that it’s only going to be one photographer, one video camera and one reporter, that shouldn’t pull to many other reporters from W&K’s engagement. And the next day Harry flies to the Hague for the Invictus Games announcement.

  38. Jess says:

    I’ve been very grumpy all morning but seeing his joy and delight warmed up my cynical, bitter heart. Very adorable.

  39. IlsaLund says:

    I’m so happy for them! Harry is just so happy….it’s infectious. I actually teared up watching the video. Wish Harry, Meghan and Polo Baby all the best.

  40. Nicegirl says:

    Happiness reigns today

  41. Lindy says:

    Oh man, this is just so sweet. I’m happy for them, and I hope they get a bit of peace to soak in that new baby bliss! My littlest just turned one and it reminded me of how amazing it was to watch my husband fall instantly in love with the tiny person we made. So happy all is well with the birth. And excited to hear the name!!

  42. HeyThere! says:

    That video gave me nostalgia from having my own babies not that long ago! It’s such an event. My top 3 moments, marrying my husband and both my children’s births. Harry is beaming with pride. I’m so happy for them.

  43. Rina says:

    I am teary-eyed listening to Harry announce the birth of their son. I am elated for Meghan and Harry. Mazel Tov!

  44. Guest says:

    Awww ovaries exploded 💀

  45. 2lazy4username says:

    I’m not a Royal Watcher, but if one doesn’t “awww” over the way he lliterally shivered with delight when he said “baby boy,” then they pretty much have a cold, black heart.

  46. Alexandria says:

    Thanks Harry! I cried watching you look at Meghan when she walked down that aisle and now I’m crying again. Sheesh!

  47. Isa says:

    He looks like all his dreams have come true.

    I teared up watching that.

  48. Flying fish says:

    Awww, Harry’s demeanor is just beautiful.

  49. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    He is so in love and so am I. Congratulations to the happy family. Yayyyyyy! *Kermit flail*

  50. Gail says:

    That was so genuine, emotional, and delightful!! *wipes a tear*

  51. Lisa says:

    Truly love seeing Harry so happy.

  52. Cee says:

    I’m in the midst of an ugly breakup (gas lighting, manipulation and me feeling like shite for a week straight) so this news has actually made me smile. It’s like a balm for my sadness.

    • Senator Fan says:

      Sorry to hear this. sending you positive vibes. :)

      Congrats to the new parents on their new little one. Hary is absolutely glowing, good on him.

    • Eyfalia says:

      When a door closes, another will open. This will not happen straight away. It is important to stay calm and wait and don’t panic. In the meantime sharpen your senses.

    • twoz says:

      Cee – sending you strength and love. You will get through this.

  53. nia says:

    Yeah!!!! So happy for them both. Bought a big smile and tears to my eyes.
    Philip David Alexander

  54. Chef Grace says:

    OMG. When I watched the video I felt myself smiling. It felt like The Grinch smile when his heart grew. I felt like that😍😺
    I am delighted it is a boy.

  55. NessaBee says:

    What about Spencer Sussex?

    • Hmm says:

      Don’t they have to have like 4 or 5 names. One of them being spencer would be cool.

  56. h3Rh1GHN3SS says:

    its great to see a man bouncing on the balls of his feet with joy over his child’s birth. many blessings!

  57. JanetFerber says:

    Cee, I’m sad for you. You will feel whole again. Keep strong.

  58. JanetFerber says:

    I like Spencer as a first name, too. And the name would be a constant reminder to Harry that his mother is still watching over him and his adorable family. That it’s a boy is a real surprise. She so looked like she was having a girl. Harry is just so lovely, the true inheritor of Diana’s grace and ease with people.

    • Hmmm says:

      I just noticed today how sweet he is. I knew I liked his voice but seeing him bouncing on the balls of his feet because of his new baby was just… swoon. Now I get why people call him hot Harry.

  59. launicaangelina says:

    I love how sweet he is about Meghan and their baby. My husband was so sweet about me giving birth. He was awed.

  60. Kelling says:

    just do that for me

  61. milomom says:

    I love that little bounce that he does when he says baby boy. So cute. Diana is smiling down on him and his little family. It’s so sad that she’s not here. She was a fun mom and she would be a fun grandma.

    • dj says:

      I personally love that bounce or standing on tip toes or whatever. He is so fidgety. It is adorable! Love them (all 3).

  62. knowitall says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen. Kidding! Congrats, this was so touching. And I’m so surprised it’s a boy.

  63. BC says:

    Im so happy for them and pray for their continued happiness.

  64. mara says:

    That video is just about the sweetest thing that I have ever seen!

    Cannot wait to see the baby. I imagine that it is gorgeous.

  65. Sam H x says:

    Harry is on cloud nine and in complete awe of Meghan. You can tell he is besotted with their son. Wishing the new little family a lifetime of happiness and wonderful memories. I’m excited to see the baby and photos.

  66. Mollie says:

    Yay for good news once in a while!

  67. Trashaddict says:

    Awwwwwwww. Heart melted.

  68. blunt talker says:

    I should have stayed with my first thought-she going to have a boy. It was something Harry said 4 or 5 months supposedly. I think they both knew they was having a boy and tried to throw out vibes it was a girl. Always go with your first thought or feelings. Wishing them the best.

    • Peg says:

      They both said they did not want to know the gender of the baby until it was born, why can’t you take their word.
      Harry said he would love to have a girl after someone in the crowd asked him.
      People were convinced it was a girl, is it their fault.
      They’ve a healthy baby, that’s the most important part.

  69. wolfgirl says:

    Anyone else just sitting there beaming in an uncontrolled and spontaneous display of human joy and warmth watching this? :)