Royal fans have descended on Windsor town centre and Buckingham Palace to celebrate the birth of Harry and Meghan’s baby boy.

Town Cryer Chris Brown, 51, proclaimed the news in the shadow of Windsor Castle surrounded by dozens of people who were eager to hear him announce the newborn’s arrival.

Pictures from the town centre showed tourists and locals gathered there as Mr Brown bellowed out details of the news that the baby had been born.

Other royal fans were seen outside the gates of Buckingham Palace in London, with many taking pictures of an easel in the palace’s forecourt to formally announce the birth of a baby boy.

Speaking in Windsor, Mr Brown told the crowds: “On behalf of his worshipful the mayor, the corporation and the people of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, it is my honour to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of a baby boy.

“We welcome this new addition to our Windsor family and wish him long life, health and above all happiness.

“God save the Queen.

Mr Brown said afterwards: “It’s another wonderful day, we’ve got a royal family that’s growing and they are a Windsor family.”

Royal fan Anne Daley, 63, from Cardiff, was carrying two novelty balloons to celebrate the birth, one in the shape of a pram and the other an inflatable mixed race baby.

She said: “I thought the baby might arrive today and we got here very early on and we are elated and over the moon.

“It’s just amazing, I didn’t think we would be here in Windsor for the royal wedding and then almost a year later be celebrating the birth of Harry and Megan’s baby – it’s just tremendous.”

She predicted the couple might choose an American name for their son suggesting Marvin, after the Motown legend Marvin Gaye.

Source: Evening Standard