British royal birth fires up baby name betting

But it wasn't just celebs and royals tweeting congratulations; the royal baby was making headlines all over the world. Mother and baby are doing well, incredibly well. I'm so proud of my wife.

"It's been fantastic, so I just wanted to share this with everybody".

A name has not yet been announced for the boy, who weighs 7 lbs 3 oz.

In announcing the birth to reporters in Windsor, Harry said the child was a "bit overdue", and that had given them more time to contemplate names.

"I haven't been in many births - this is definitely my first birth", he continued.

In recent years, the Lindo Wing at London's St. Mary's Hospital has been the de facto maternity ward for royal births.

Now, Twitter has been flooded with congratulations for the couple from all over the world including talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, who convinced Meghan to adopt a dog when the pair met at a rescue shelter.

The infant is seventh in line to the British throne and Queen Elizabeth II's eighth great-grandchild.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage.

"It's been the most wonderful experience I could ever have possibly imagined", he said.

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

"We're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there".

But the Sunday Times reported that the Sussexes will opt for a more diverse global school, possibly ACS Egham, formerly known as the American Community School, which has a large intake from the United States, as well as students from more than 60 other countries.

However, the Royal Family are traditionally apolitical.

But Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are anything but normal royals.

A few minutes later, the casually dressed duke walked into Windsor Castle's royal mews with his hands in his pockets, still smiling, and was happy to be directed where to stand and seemed interested in the setting chosen.

The decision by the Sussexes to provide only sparse details of their offspring is believed to be driven by their view that the baby is not part of the immediate line of succession and highly unlikely ever to be monarch. Londoners Pam and Keith Jonson said the news will provide a boost to peoples' spirits.

"If you think about it for a moment, you would not want to exchange your life with theirs". "Lifts everybody a bit".

And that is indeed what happened on Sunday afternoon when Meghan was secretly driven out of Frogmore with Harry and, it is believed, her mother Doria, who has been studying in the USA with a doula and birthing expert.