Royal baby: Prince Harry says he is 'incredibly proud' as Meghan Markle gives birth to 'very healthy' baby boy
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together on Monday, will announce the newborn's name in a few days
The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has given birth to her first child with Prince Harry, the Buckingham Palace announced. Meghan went into labor earlier this morning after being overdue for a week.
She gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 5.26am. While speaking from Windsor, Prince Harry shared, "I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy. I'm so incredibly proud of my wife."
The baby's sex was a big surprise for the Duke and Duchess who opted not to find out the sex of the baby until after the birth.
The Duke and Duchess will be announcing the title of their first born baby boy in a few days which is when the name of their child will also likely be announced. It is highly unlikely that the child will receive a Royal title.
The baby Prince will be the 7th in line to the throne after his father Prince Harry, and niece and nephews Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Meghan's mother Doria Ragland was also by her side for the birth of her first grandchild which took place at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. It has been reported that Doria had landed in Britain last month itself, well in advance of the birth of the baby.
Prince Harry had to resort to canceling part of his trip to the Netherlands this week amidst rumors that Meghan's child was due last week. The Duke of Sussex is still reportedly going to an engagement at The Hague on March 9 in order to launch the countdown to the Invictus Games which is a Paralympic-style event for injured service personnel.
Both Meghan and Harry had announced the pregnancy to their family and friends while at Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in October last year. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had earlier shared that they would be keeping the arrival of their first child private and had also broken years of tradition and not had their baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London where both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) had their children.