The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to her first child with Prince Harry – a baby boy!
The official announcement came just minutes after it was confirmed that Meghan was in the early stages of labour.
Buckingham Palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, May 6.
“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.”
The newborn prince weighed 7lbs. 3oz, per the announcement.
“The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.”
The name of the baby boy will be announced in due course. And if the couple follow in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge we could be waiting a few days to find out.
Baby boy Sussex is seventh in line to the throne and an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen.
He is also Prince Charles’ fourth grandchild, and a first for Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland. It is understood that Doria is currently at Harry and Meghan’s new residence, Frogmore Cottage, after flying in from her Los Angeles home recently to support her daughter.
The happy news was announced after the Queen and the rest of the family were informed. A traditional paper announcement will later be displayed on an easel outside Buckingham Palace, confirming the baby’s sex, weight and the timing of the birth.
However, Harry and Meghan’s fans will get to see their bundle of joy soon after the birth. Within a few days after welcoming their first child, Meghan and Harry will take part in a photo op with their new baby on the grounds of Windsor Castle.