The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have given birth to their first child, at 05:26 on the 6th of May 2019. Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy, and Prince Harry has since reported that both mother and baby are doing incredibly well.
The Royal Baby was weighed at 7lbs and 3oz, and he is 7th in line to the throne. He will be the Queen’s 8th great-grandchild, and she has since expressed her excitement for his arrival. The Royal Family released an official statement on their Instagram page this afternoon, claiming the Queen, and other members of the family, are delighted with the news.
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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth. 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. The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage. Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.
The baby is yet to be named, and Megan and Harry are still thinking about what to call him. Many people believed that the baby would be a girl, and some popular predictions for names were Victoria, Ivy and Diana. In regard to male names, Arthur was highly betted on, a name used many times in the Royal Family tree, including as Prince William’s middle name.
Although Megan’s pregnancy was announced in October last year, the couple decided to keep things as private as possible. They did not announce a specific due date, but told the public that the baby would be arriving some time in the spring of 2019. In the last few weeks, the nation have been speculating when the day would arrive. The palace announced in the early hours of this morning that Megan had officially gone into labour, and so the countries wait was over.
Support and Celebrations
Many took to social media to send their congratulations to the happy couple. The news of the Royal Baby has been trending on Twitter throughout the day, with many familiar faces tweeting about their excitement. Michelle and Barack Obama, and Jeremy Corbyn were a few amongst those showing their support for the Duke and Duchess. Crowds gathered outside of the Windsor Castle following the news to celebrate the birth.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 6, 2019
The Royal couple kept the location of the pregnancy a secret, wanting a chance to celebrate the occasion away from the public eye, with close intimate family. The Prince was present at the birth, and in an interview with Sky News, described it as ‘the most amazing experience I could have ever possibly imagined’. Megan and Harry have planned to introduce the Royal Baby to the public in a couple of days time, and it is expected that we will also be told the name of the new baby boy.