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London landmarks light up for Baby Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex rejoiced at the arrival of Baby Sussex yesterday, and landmarks around London lit up in celebration of the good news last night.

As they did for the births of the Cambridge babies, two of the city’s iconic sights are shining in special colours to honour the arrival of Harry and Meghan’s first child.

The London Eye has lit up the night sky in the Union Jack colours of red, white, and blue to celebrate the newest member of the Royal Family.

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BT Tower joined in the excitement, featuring a scrolling message reading: ” Congratulations Harry and Meghan” on one side, and “It’s a baby boy!” on the other, next to a teddy bear.

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Meanwhile, in Windsor, celebrations continued for the new baby, with a party atmosphere of well-wishers lining the streets … and the Prince Harry Pub.

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The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her firstborn child in the early hours this morning, with congratulatory messages pouring in from around the world for the new royal baby.

Baby Sussex was born at 5.26 am yesterday, weighing in at 7lbs 3oz. It has not been revealed if the Duchess gave birth in their Frogmore Cottage home or a private hospital. His name is expected in the coming days with the happy parents showing off their new bundle tomorrow at Windsor Castle.

The child is 7th-in-line to the throne and is The Queen’s 8th great-grandchild. The young tot is the Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s third grandson and fifth grandchild.

It was Prince Harry himself who announced the news of his new arrival in an address to the media.

In full, the Duke of Sussex said: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy boy.”

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Kristin was Chief Reporter for Royal Central until 2022 and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Sky News, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.