Prince Harry has announced that his wife, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy.
Harry made a statement confirming that both mother and baby are fine.
The Palace confirmed that the Duke of Sussex stood by Her Royal Highness when she went into labor in the early hours of May 6, 2019. It has been said that Meghan gave birth at 5:26 p.m. and the baby weighs 3.2 kg.
Royal baby is here!
The Palace also announced that “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 of the news are pleased “.
In his statement, Prince Harry said they haven’t picked a name yet, but that the baby was overdue, they had some time to think about it.
Harry and Meghan plan to give the public their first look at the new royal little boy in two days.
A beaming Prince Harry said they were “absolutely delighted” and thanked the public for their support
The baby has dual citizenship because it automatically acquired US citizenship through its mother.
The little boy is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and Prince Harry. He is the eighth great-grandchild of the queen.
The little boy is seventh in line to the throne
When asked what it was like to be present at the birth, Prince Harry laughed and said, “I haven’t been to many births. This is definitely my first birth. It was amazing, absolutely amazing. And, like I said, I’m so incredibly proud of my wife. ”He added:“ It was the most amazing experience I could ever imagine. ”
Prince Harry is proud of his wife Meghan
Prince Harry: “It was the most amazing experience I could ever imagine.”
A framed birth announcement was displayed on a ceremonial easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Birth announcement in front of Buckingham Palace
The Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, is overjoyed with the arrival of her first grandson. She is with Her Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.
Meghan and her mother Doria Ragland
In an interview with the newspaper “Sun”, Meghan’s father Thomas Markle congratulated the new parents. And he spoke of his pride in the birth. “I am proud that my new grandson was born into the British royal family. And I am sure he will grow up to serve the Crown and the British people with grace, dignity and honor, ”he testified from his home in Mexico.
Charles Spencer – brother of Diana, Princess of Wales and uncle of Harry – tweeted his congratulations: “Very nice news today – many, many, many warm congratulations!”
“May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness.”
Prime Minister Theresa May also congratulated the young parents on Twitter: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their little boy. I wish you all the best in this happy time. “
Jeremy Corbyn, UK Labor leader: “Congratulations to Meghan and Harry on the birth of their baby. I hope you are all well. “
Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon also congratulated the couple. She wrote: “The birth of a baby is a joyful occasion – congratulations to Harry and Meghan.”
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who married the couple last May, said, “May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness.”
Harry and Meghan were married on May 19, 2018