Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, better known over the pond as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are once again creating history with the birth of their first baby.
On Monday, May 6, the royal family welcomed their son. According to a statement issued by Buckingham Palace, Meghan gave birth at 5:26 a.m. with her mother and Harry by her side. According to the statement the newest royal heir weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, but has yet to be named, the proud parents announced via Instagram.
“Meghan and I had a baby boy!” a beaming Duke of Sussex announced. “It’s been the most amazing experience I could have possibly imagined,” he said, adding “how any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.”
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs.
The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz and The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.
Read the full announcement here: https://t.co/RCUFjQG8pe
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
“This little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon,” a beaming Prince Harry told reporters outside Frogmore Cottage, the couple’s residence near Windsor Castle. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, and we’re both absolutely thrilled.”
The newborn is the first interracial child on record for the royal family and is seventh in line to the British throne, behind Prince Harry. As of press time, it was not clear whether the child will receive a royal title, like those bestowed on the three children of Prince William, Harry’s older brother, and William’s wife, Catherine.
This is the first child for Prince Harry and Markle who married in 2018.
Check out the announcement by Prince Harry below.