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PM Jacinda Ardern reveals what New Zealand has gifted Baby Sussex

To celebrate the birth of Harry and Meghan's baby boy, Jacinda Ardern has revealed the sweet present NZ has gifted the new parents.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their first child, a boy, early Monday morning (UK time), to much excitement with Prince Harry visibly ecstatic as he fronted the media to share the news.
"I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy," Harry told the press.
"Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.
"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."
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And to celebrate the birth, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed what she's chosen for New Zealand to gift the baby and his parents
Speaking on The AM Show, Jacinda Ardern, who has recently become engaged to long term partner Clarke Gayford, said, "I can tell you that on behalf of New Zealanders, we'll be making a donation to Little Sprouts, which is an organisation that prepares baby boxes for families in need.
"We'll also be purchasing ten native trees that will be planted as part of trees that count specially for newborn babies and I think they're planted around the time of Matariki.
"I hope New Zealanders think those are suitable gifts on their behalf in recognition of the new baby."
Members of the royal family cannot accept material gifts, so it's common for members of the royal family to ask people to donate to charities, in lieu of gifts, if they wish to do so.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed the arrival of their baby boy! (Image: Getty)
In the lead up to the birth of Harry and Meghan's first child, royal fans came together to raise money for some of Meghan's favourite charities as part of a virtual baby shower, spreading the word over social media platform Twitter, using the hashtag #GlobalSussexBabyShower.
Following the global, social media baby shower, which saw thousands of dollars donated, Harry and Meghan took to their Instagram account, Sussex Royal, to thank well-wishers for the "incredibly special surprise".
"What an incredibly special surprise #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday," the caption began on their Instagram post.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child.
"In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need.
"If you have already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks.
"If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they've selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days."

And just when we thought all the waiting was over, the world will have to wait a few more days until we get our first glimpse of the new royal baby, with the likelihood that a name will also be announced.
Congratulations Harry and Meghan!