Prince Harry and his wife Meghan showed off their newborn son today, and the Duchess of Sussex described having a baby as “magic” two days after the royal birth.
Cradling his son, wrapped in a white blanket and wearing a white knit cap, Meghan and Harry appeared before a small group of media at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle in the English county of Berkshire, 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,” Meghan said when asked what it’s like to be a new mother.
She said the boy, the seventh in line to the throne who has not yet been publicly named, has the sweetest temperament and was sleeping well.
“He’s just been a dream, so it’s been a special couple of days.”
Their son was born early Monday morning, weighing seven pounds, three ounces.
“It’s great, parenting is amazing,” Harry said. “It’s only been 2½ 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 said they were about to visit 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, at the castle to allow her to meet her eighth great-grandchild, whose seventh in line to the throne.
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.
New dad ‘over the moon’
After the baby’s arrival, Harry told reporters he was “over the moon” about his new son, noting “mother and baby are doing incredibly well.”
“It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine,” a visibly overjoyed Harry said. “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled.”
See Prince Harry’s joyous announcement after the birth of his first child:
He thanked people for the “love and support” and said they were still thinking of names, which had been the source of much speculation.
Royal watchers knew not to expect an immediate public appearance of the baby, as the expectant parents had previously signalled that they intended to spend the first few days together as a family in private.
Prince William and Kate spoke to reporters Tuesday, saying they didn’t yet know the baby’s name and were eager to meet him in the days ahead.
“I’m very pleased, and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep-deprivation society that is parenting.”
Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien was at Windsor Castle for an event this week and took the time to congratulate the long-serving monarch on the addition to the royal family.
The new baby is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth great-grandchild.
Watch Jean Chrétien and Queen Elizabeth chat about great-grandchildren:
This story originally appeared on CBC