The world lights up for the new royal baby

Niagara Falls, CN Tower and the London Eye glow bright to celebrate Meghan and Harry's arrival

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: The BT Tower displays a celebratory message following the royal birth on May 6, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 05:26 BST.  (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Countries around the world celebrated the birth of the newest British royal after news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had welcomed a baby boy on Monday.

In Britain’s capital, the 190 metre BT tower lit up with a revolving message that read “Congratulations Harry and Meghan It’s a Baby Boy!” shortly after the announcement of the arrival of the new prince who was born at 5.26am on May 6.

As night fell, the London Eye shone brightly to celebrate the news. The country’s most popular tourist attraction glowed in red, white and blue, the national colours, to commemorate the birth of the new royal. The National Theatre also lit up blue.

In North America, Niagara Falls glowed to celebrate the announcement. Bordering the United States and Canada, the rushing waters of the falls glowed a bright shade of blue for an hour on Monday night.

The CN Tower in Toronto turned a royal shade of purple in honour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby son. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also took to twitter to pass on his congratulations to the couple.

Elsewhere in the world, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared on local television to pass on her congratulations to the royal parents. She also revealed that her country’s gift to the baby would be to plant 10 native trees in his honour.

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