Why Prince Harry APOLOGISED after announcing the birth of the royal baby boy
Such a surprise!
Editor / May 09 2019
A clearly very emotional Prince Harry appeared before TV cameras this morning, still flushed with excitement after watching his first son’s birth just hours ago.
At 5.26am on Monday May 5, the Duke and Duchess welcomed a baby boy whose name is yet to be announced.
But shortly after announcing the birth of his son, Harry was forced to apologise to a select group of royal reporters who quickly gathered for the last-minute press conference at Windsor.
UK reporters and photographers made a quick dash to Windsor Castle's royal mews on Monday afternoon to hear Harry, 34, talk about his son.
But they weren’t expecting an apology!
As the small group of press was hastily ushered into the grounds of Windsor Castle, Harry, who was dressed casually in a beige jumper and shirt, immediately looked up smiling and waved hello.
He apologised for the short notice saying 'Sorry to drag you down here, guys' and thanked the press for coming down, even joking with one cameraman who apologised for not wearing a tie, telling him, "you're a cameraman, you can get away with it".
The Duke had only had about two hours' sleep, but his excitement was clear as he spoke to the press with the royal horses George and Sir John, behind him. "Were they both in the background?" he quipped later.
Praising his wife Meghan Markle, Harry gushed, "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It's been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.
"I haven't been at many births. This is definitely my first birth – it was amazing, absolutely incredible. I'm so incredibly proud of my wife. And as every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing. But this little thing is absolutely to-die-for so I'm absolutely over the moon."
Harry confirmed that the couple were "still thinking about names" for their son. "The baby was a little bit overdue so we've had a little bit of time to think about it. That's the next bit." He said he planned to make another announcement in two days' time "so everyone can see the baby".
Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.