LONDON – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child together on Monday. The brand new parents are mom and dad to a baby boy.
“We re delighted to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning — a very healthy boy,” a beaming Prince Harry said.
“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.”
Meghan went into labour in the early hours of this morning – having been more than a week overdue – and gave birth to a boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 5.26am.
Speaking from Windsor, the Duke of Sussex said: I m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy. I m so incredibly proud of my wife.
The baby s sex was a surprise for the duke and duchess, who had chosen not to find out what they are having until after the birth.
Following what has been dubbed the Sussex Standby , the baby prince or princess will be seventh in line to the throne, after their father Harry and his niece and nephews Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Meghan s doting mother Doria Ragland had flown to Britain to be at her daughter s side for the birth of the baby at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, having cancelled her yoga classes in Los Angeles and hired a dog sitter.
Her 62-year-old mother is said to have landed in Britain last month well before Meghan was due to give birth. Sources close to the family have said that Ms Ragland wanted to be by her side for the event.
Prince Harry was forced to cancel part of a planned trip to the Netherlands this week amid rumours that Meghan s first baby was due last weekend.