The baby boy weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces was born at 5:26 am, and both mom and baby are doing well, according to palace announcements!
The Sussex family has grown bigger. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child on Monday morning. The baby boy weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces was born at 5:26 am, and both mom and baby are doing well, according to Palace announcements, reports HuffPost. The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage. read the statement.
The statement also mentioned that Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, was present for the birth of their son. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news. Meghan Markle went into labor early on Monday, and the Royal Family made an announcement prior to the baby's birth.
The Duchess of Sussex went into labour in the early hours of this morning.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
The Duke of Sussex was by Her Royal Highnesses’ side. An announcement will be made soon.https://t.co/hFq0te2Owe
The latest addition to the family is seventh in line to the throne. He is behind his father; three cousins, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, who just celebrated his first birthday; Harry’s brother, Prince William, and the baby’s grandfather, Prince Charles. The new baby is also the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
The palace is yet to reveal the name of the baby, but odds are the baby may be named Albert, Arthur, or Philip. Arianne Chernock, an associate professor of modern British history at Boston University had said earlier that Meghan and Harry will have a lot of freedom when it comes to naming their child. “The child will be seventh in line to the throne, which puts them in a very different position than say, William and Kate,” Chernock said. “We might see names like Alice, Arthur or Diana; certainly, they have a lot of resonance,” she added. “But we might also see names like Jeanette. That was Meghan’s maternal grandmother, who she apparently had a close relationship with. Or Alvin, her mother’s father, who she was also very close to.”
"I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy," Prince Harry said from Windsor Monday afternoon, where he surprised cameras to share the news. "It's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine...This little thing is absolutely to die for." He added that the couple has not settled on a name yet, according to a report by Today. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married on May 19. About five months later, in October, the couple had announced that they were expecting their first child together. They are about to celebrate their first anniversary together and it is bound to be a special one.