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Camilla Kerslake gives birth! Singer welcomes a baby boy with husband Chris Robshaw

Camilla Kerslake and Chris Robshaw have welcomed their first child together.

Classical singer Camilla, 32, took to Instagram on Sunday to share the news that she has given birth to a baby boy, with former England rugby captain Chris, 34, also sharing a sweet post.

The stars posted identical black and white snaps of their hands forming a heart shape around their newborn son's feet - with Camilla writing: 'Welcome to the world little man. We are so, so in love with you.'

It's a boy: Camilla Kerslake and Chris Robshaw have welcomed their first child together

Chris posted: 'Welcome to the world little man.

'Am so proud of @camillakerslake who was an absolute warrior throughout. We couldn’t be happier & more in love with our little one.'

The couple announced they were set to become parents in February. 

They married in June 2018 after a three-year engagement, and revealed the baby was due at the end of May, but did not reveal the gender at the time.

First snap: Classical singer Camilla, 32, gave birth to a baby boy and took to Instagram on Sunday to share the joyous news - with former England rugby captain Chris, 34 also sharing a sweet post

Proud dad: Chris posted the same heartfelt message 

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Camilla and Chris said they had started trying for a child as their respective job commitments slowed down during the pandemic.  

Camilla told the publication: 'Lockdown is why we decided to get pregnant. It seemed like a productive use of my time. I don't have to take a career break because it's not like I'm turning down any work.'

Chris added: 'We're really excited for this next chapter – there's a lot of excitement coming our way. Camilla will be a fantastic mum – she's really good with kids.'  

Responding, Camilla enthused: 'Chris is going to be a great dad. He's always on the go. He always wants to be running around.'

The British couple relocated to the US this year, but instead of a planned move to San Diego, California, where Chris has signed with Major League Rugby side San Diego Legion, they have been based in Las Vegas.  

They made the move to Sin City as his team has temporarily set up camp there for six months, due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Southern California.

Announcement: The couple, who married in June 2018 after a three-year engagement, announced the pregnancy back in February - Pictured in 2019

Referring to their baby's unplanned birth location, Chris said: 'I think it'll be cool that the baby's birth certificate will say: "Born in Las Vegas."'

The couple said they will be taking inspiration from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are also raising a child in the US after quitting their roles as senior royals.

They have met Harry, who is patron of the Rugby Football League, several times, with Chris praising the royal.  

Speaking of his former team, he said: 'Harry is a great guy, he's always been very supportive. When he last visited Harlequins, I gave him a rugby top for Archie.

'I hope they continue to do well in America. We'll have to invite him and his family over to visit us in San Diego.'

Camilla added: 'I love them. Meghan is beautiful and smart and I love the fact she was fighting for causes she cared about before becoming a royal, and how they have set up their charitable foundation.' 

Lockdown: Speaking to Hello!, Camilla and Chris said they had started trying for a child as their respective job commitments slowed down during the pandemic. Pictured in 2019 

She and Chris, who had been engaged since 2015, tied the knot in a humanist ceremony in Provence, France – their 'dream' location – in front of 50 guests in 2018.  

Soprano Camilla was resplendent in a gown designed by Jenny Packham for their romantic nuptials.

The Camilla and Chris love story goes all the way back until 2011 when sparks first started flying between the duo.

It was love at first sight for the pair as Camilla told how Chris asked for her number within two minutes of meeting her at a rugby event where she was singing.

'My manager who was with me said I shouldn't give it to him,' Camilla confessed to The Mail On Sunday. 'I said, "Of course I will. Just look at him, he's gorgeous." But it took a month before we met. We decided to be monogamous straight away.'

 USA: Camilla joined Chris in the US, where has signed up to play for the Major League Rugby side San Diego Legion. Due to COVID-19, they are living in Las Vegas instead of California

In September of last year, the couple announced they were keeping themselves busy by signing up for subscription site OnlyFans, with Camilla providing music-themed content and Chris focusing on fitness. 

Chris said of their venture: 'I've dedicated my life to sports and fitness. I'm thrilled to have a platform where I can share everything I've learnt over the years and give exclusive content to anyone looking to get in shape or stay in shape.' 

Camilla added: 'Music and singing have been my passion ever since I can remember. I'm excited to use this platform to give exclusive access to my latest work and help anyone looking for support and inspiration.' 

Look of love: Camilla and Chris kept their engagement tightly under wraps for two years, finally breaking the news at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Pictured in 2019

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