Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed a baby boy!

7 May 2019, 09:12 | Updated: 7 May 2019, 09:16

By Tom Eames

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that they have welcomed a baby boy.

Meghan Markle gave birth to her first child with Prince Harry today (May 6).

The happy news was first announced on their official Instagram page.

The baby will be seventh in line to the throne, and the Queen's eighth great-grandchild.

"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."

The Duchess Of Sussex Gives Birth To A Boy
Picture: Getty

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.