Politicians from all parties have taken to Twitter to send their congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their son. The little boy arrived safely at 5.26am on May 6th 2019 and mother and baby are doing ”incredibly well” according to proud new dad, Prince Harry, who spoke briefly to the media to confirm the arrival of his and Meghan’s son. Royal Central takes a look at the political celebrations for the new seventh in line to the throne.
The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, tweeted:
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 6, 2019
There was a message, too, from the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
Congratulations to Meghan and Harry on the birth of their baby. I hope they're all doing well. #royalbaby
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 6, 2019
Also offering congratulations was the former PM, David Cameron.
Heartfelt congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Such wonderful and happy news! Sending love and very best wishes
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 6, 2019
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, had a special message for the fourth grandchild of the Prince of Wales.
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, sent best wishes to the new family as did the First Minister of Northern Ireland, Arlene Foster.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their little boy. Such a lovely time for a family. We all wish them well during this happy occasion. pic.twitter.com/g9aupjCoWj
— Arlene Foster (@DUPleader) May 6, 2019
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is celebrating for the Sussexes.
Canada joins the world in celebrating a new addition to the @RoyalFamily! Congratulations, Prince Harry & Meghan! Enjoy every minute of this happy time together as a new family of three.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 6, 2019
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, offered his congratulations.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) May 6, 2019
His predecessor in the role, and former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, also sent best wishes.
Wonderful news! Huge congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! https://t.co/0dUjytb701
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 6, 2019
The Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, appeared quite overcome as he took to Twitter to congratulate the royals on their new arrival.
Oh wow. This brings a tear. What lovely news and what a lovely way to tell the world. Makes any parent remember back to that magical, extraordinary, time when your first little one arrives https://t.co/VgryjAJ574
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) May 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, couldn’t resist a reference to the day that Baby Sussex arrived.
Huge congratulations to Meghan and Harry, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on their new baby boy. Nice bank holiday bonus!
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) May 6, 2019
And as the Duke of Sussex confirmed he and Meghan were still thinking about names, a suggestion came from another ‘political source’ via the unofficial Twitter account of the Number 10 cat.
Prince Larry has a certain ring to it… https://t.co/nVajFJaUKM
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) May 6, 2019
More reactions as they happen here on Royal Central.