The arrival of their son crowns the love story of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, coming less than three years since they first met.

It was love at first sight for both parties, who quickly sensed their brief blind date could blossom. They were set up by a mutual friend when US actress Meghan Markle was passing through London in July 2016.

the couple knew little about each other and the speed of the relationship surprised them both.

“the fact that i fell in love with meghan so incredibly quickly was a confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned. everything was just perfect,”

Within two years they tied the knot at Windsor Castle, sealing a relationship that rapidly grew out of the media spotlight.

When the couple first met, she was 34 and a divorcee of three years. He was 31 with a few founded relationships and his 10year army career recently behind him.

Harry had never heard of Markle or watched ‘suits’, the legal drama series.

Meghan Markle in the US televised legal series, Suits

He said Meghan and the baby were doing ‘incredibly well’, adding that they were still thinking about names for the infant.

The baby boy is seventh in line to the throne, behind The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louise – and Prince Harry.

He is the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.

Duchess Meghan in labor