- – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed a son on the morning of Monday, May 6.
- – The name of the child has not yet been announced.
- – He is seventh in line for the throne.
The royal baby has officially arrived! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed a boy on May 6, marking their first child together. The newborn is seventh in line for the throne, following Harry, who’s in sixth place.
The new parents announced the news at about 9:40 A.M. ET. on Instagram. The caption reads:
“We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.
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.
More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.”
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We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz. 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. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is with the new parents and her first grandchild at their home in Frogmore Cottage, according to an official announcement from Buckingham Palace.
Other members of the royal family including the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Princess Diana‘s siblings—Lady Jane Fellows, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Earl Spencer—were “informed and are delighted with the news.”
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) May 6, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex went into labor earlier today, the Palace announced. The duke “was by her side,” according to an official statement.
Baby Sussex is in good company amongst other royal babies in the family. Meghan and Harry’s little one is Queen Elizabeth II’s seventh grandchild following Savannah Phillips, Isla Phillips, Prince George, Mia Tindall, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Lena Tindall.
Meghan and Harry, who married in May 2018, first announced the news that they’re expecting in October 2018, at the beginning of their royal tour of the Pacific. Since then, royal fans began speculating about the child’s arrival, sex, possible nursery details, and more.
Despite the fanfare surrounding the arrival of the Sussexes’ baby, the couple decided to keep details of the birth private. That meant they wouldn’t follow certain traditions that Prince William and Kate did, like disclosing the hospital where Meghan would give birth, or posing for a photos right outside the hospital. Instead, they’d share the news of their new addition with the rest of the world after they’ve “had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
However, in his post-birth interview, Harry shared that he, Meghan, and their son would make their debut as a family in about two days’ time. It seems like the wait for royal baby photos won’t be as long as we thought.
In addition to welcoming a child, Meghan and Harry have been undergoing some big changes in recent months. They’ve moved out of Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. They’ve also established their own royal household instead of sharing one with William and Kate.
The change means the Sussexes will have their own staff reporting to the Queen’s secretary at Buckingham Palace, and they’ll also have their own Instagram account, which is already live. We hope they share more royal baby photos on the profile soon.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.