Just weeks ahead of their first wedding anniversary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -- have welcomed their first child, a baby boy. The couple confirmed the news on social media, noting that the new arrival weighs 7 lbs., 3 oz.
“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,” the birth announcement says. “More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.”
The 37-year-old duchess went into labor in the early hours of Monday, May 6. Duchess Meghan was rumored to be hiring a doula to guide her through labor, with some reports suggesting it was going to be a home birth. Exact details of the labor and delivery have not been revealed.
The 34-year-old Harry, speaking before TV cameras on Monday afternoon in Windsor, said he was present for the birth, saying: “It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.”
“We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody,” he gushed.
Barring any intervention from the queen, the royal baby’s title will be lord rather than prince. The baby is now seventh in line to the throne.
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