Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joked that the new royal baby ‘already has facial hair’ as they introduced him to the world for the first time.
Appearing in St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle, just two days after their son was born, Harry spoke about how much he has changed already.
He said: ‘Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks. ‘We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows.
He later joked: ‘He has already got a little bit of facial hair as well, wonderful’.
Meghan and Harry could not hide their delight as they posed for pictures with the tiny infant. The duchess declared: ‘It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.’
As her husband held their son, Meghan added: ‘He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.’
As they both laughed, Harry said: ‘I don’t know who he gets that from.’ Meghan added: ‘He’s just been the dream so it’s been a special couple of days.’
The American former actress gave birth to the overdue 7lb 3oz boy on Monday at 5.26am. The baby, whose name has not yet been announced, is seventh in line to the throne and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth great-grandchild and the Prince of Wales’s fourth grandchild.
Amid surroundings steeped in royal history, the latest royal baby made his debut behind closed doors, with a small press pool of only one reporter, one photographer, three cameramen, as well as the couple’s own private photographer and a household press officer photographer.
Baby Sussex was sleeping soundly, wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a delicate white knitted hat. Asked how he was finding parenting, Harry said: ‘It’s great. Parenting is amazing.
‘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.’
Asked about going to see the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Meghan said: ‘We just bumped into the duke as we were walking by, which was so nice.
‘So it’ll be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family, and my mum’s with us as well.’ Harry added: ‘Another great-grandchild.’
Meghan added: ‘Thank you everybody for all the well wishes and kindness, it just means so much.’
Harry and Meghan are set to introduce their baby to the Queen, joined by Philip, in the castle’s private apartments.