Users were rushing to Twitter on Monday to announce they have a new “mouth” to feed with the birth of a boy to Prince Harry and his wife, former American movie star Meghan Markle.
“so theres another royal baby incoming. another mouth to feed and another royal for taxpayers to fund while people go starving and have to rely on foodbanks,” read a tweet posted just as the news broke that Meghan had given birth to a boy, Presstv Reported.
Another user said he would not follow others to relish the birth of a new baby in the royal family as it was a burden on taxpayers.
“No, I won't celebrate another leech at the expense of the British taxpayer ...,” said the user.
Many in Britain have questioned the lavish lifestyle of the British royals, saying it is a huge drain on public finances in a country which is struggling with record levels of poverty.
Harry and Meghan, known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, issued a statement on Instrgram on Monday announcing the arrival of the baby boy.
“We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019,” read the statement, adding that the boy weighed 3.260 kilogram when he was born.
The boy will be seventh in line to the throne currently held by Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. The world’s longest-reigning monarch should bestow the boy, her eight great grandchild, with the title of a prince through issuing a letter patent.
Harry married Meghan in May last year. Their life has been marred by negative media coverage given to Meghan, both due to her relationship with her father and the way she has treated other members of the royal family.
Many expect Meghan could end up having a fate like Princess Diana, Harry’s mother who was estranged from the royals before she was killed in an accident in Paris in 1997.