Royal Baby: Celebrities react to the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's firstborn
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first baby together and will announce his name in two days
The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has given birth to her first child with Prince Harry. The baby's proud father Prince Harry shared that the "little thing is absolutely to-die-for".
Meghan Markle went into labor on early Monday morning and gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 5.26 am. Many celebrities have reacted to the announcement made by the Palace and on the 'Sussex Royal' Instagram handle. Wendy Williams took to Twitter to share, "IT'S A BOY! Congratulations to Meghan Markle & Prince Harry who welcomed their first child at 5:26 am in London. The newest member of the royal family, and 7th in line for the throne, weighed in at 7lbs. 3oz. "
Jeremy Corbyn also shared, "Congratulations to Meghan and Harry on the birth of their baby. I hope they're all doing well." Robert Alai echoed the statement and said, "Meghan, Prince Harry "Thrilled" to Welcome Baby Boy." Theresa May also took to Twitter to share, "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time."
Shortly after the birth was announced, Buckingham Palace revealed that both Meghan Markle and the baby were "doing well" and that other members of the royal family including the Queen were "delighted" at the news. Prince Harry released a statement where he said, "Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody."
"How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there," he shared. "Still thinking about names. The baby is a little bit overdue, so we've had a little bit of time to think about it," he said when he was asked whether they had any names yet. "That's the next bit, but for us, I think we will be seeing you guys in probably two days' time as planned as a family to be able to share it with you guys and so everyone can see the baby," he added.