Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed a baby boy!
7 May 2019, 09:12 | Updated: 7 May 2019, 09:16
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they have welcomed a baby boy.
The happy news was first announced on their official Instagram page.
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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.
"It's been the most amazing experience I could ever imagine," Harry told reporters, thanking the public for their "lovely support".
Prince Harry also confirmed that the couple are yet to decide on a name for their son.
He said Meghan and the baby were doing "incredibly well", and he was delivered at 5.26am. Buckingham Palace said the baby weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg).
When asked how it was to be present for the birth, he said: "I haven't been at many births. This is definitely my first birth. It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I'm so incredibly proud of my wife.
"As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I'm just over the moon."
He added: "It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined."How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension."
A framed notice of the birth was later placed on display on an easel outside Buckingham Palace. Buckingham Palace added: "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."
Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, is currently with the couple at Frogmore Cottage."
In an Instagram post, Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "delighted" at the happy news, and "look forward to meeting the latest addition to the family".
As is tradition, the couple will announce the baby's name after they have spoken with the Queen. The baby is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child, and arrives just under a year since their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor last year.
The couple began their relationship in June 2016, after they were introduced on a blind date via a mutual friend.
They previously lived at Nottingham Cottage in London, on the grounds of Kensington Palace. They later moved to Frogmore Cottage in Home Park, on the grounds of Windsor Castle.