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Politicians congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their son

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:

There was a message, too, from the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Also offering congratulations was the former PM, David Cameron.

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.

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is celebrating for the Sussexes.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, offered his congratulations.

His predecessor in the role, and former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, also sent best wishes.

The Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, appeared quite overcome as he took to Twitter to congratulate the royals on their new arrival.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, couldn’t resist a reference to the day that Baby Sussex arrived.

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.

More reactions as they happen here on Royal Central.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.