Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis led the tributes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their first baby in the early hours of Monday.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Monday morning. His proud parents showed him to a small group of journalists on Wednesday, with the Duchess saying: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
On his office's Twitter page, the Chief Rabbi sent his congratulations to Prince Harry and his wife Megan writing: “Wishing Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hearty congratulations on the birth of their son.
“May he be a source of much pride to them and a blessing for the entire nation. Mazaltov!”
Wishing Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hearty congratulations on the birth of their son. May he be a source of much pride to them and a blessing for the entire nation. Mazaltov! #babysussex— Chief Rabbi Mirvis (@chiefrabbi) May 6, 2019
United Synagogue President Michael Goldstein said: “We wish a hearty mazeltov to Their Royal Highnesses and new parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the birth of a baby boy.
“Don’t forget to add his name to this week’s Prayer for the Royal Family! May he bring his parents and family much nachas.”
Speaking "on behalf of the people of Israel," Israeli President Reuven Rivlin wrote: "Nechama and I send you a big hug and our best wishes. Mazal Tov!”
Archie is seventh in line to the throne, and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth great-grandchild.