Markle went into labor on May 6 before delivering the child, who weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, according to an announcement posted on Instagram.
“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 statement said.
“I’m just over the moon,” Harry said in announcing the birth, as reported by ABC News.
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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.
The post noted that Markle and the boy “are both healthy and well,” adding that they “thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”
They added that details will be shared in the future, likely including the child’s name.
Previously, the couple said they would keep details of the birth under wraps.
The Duke and Duchess’ boy is the seventh in line to the royal throne behind his father, Harry, who is sixth.
After Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles is first, followed by Prince William and his three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
The unnamed boy is also the fourth grandchild for Prince Charles and the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth.
In October, Harry and Megan announced her pregnancy, five months after they got married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
“I was sitting in line waiting to cross the border when I heard the baby announcement on the car radio,” said her estranged father, Thomas Markle, according to the New York Post. “I thought, ‘My baby is having a baby.’”
Meanwhile, the couple moved from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage, which is located on the grounds of Windsor, in the spring.
In 2016, Harry spoke about his love for children, saying he “can’t wait” until he has a child.
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“I’ve got a kid inside of me, I want to keep that, I adore kids,” he told ABC. “I enjoy everything that they bring to the party, and they just say what they think.”
A former co-star of Markle also said she has a maternal instinct.
“When you see her at walkabouts, when she crouches down to talk to the kids and genuinely has real conversations with people, that’s Meg,” the former costar told People magazine earlier this year. “That’s how she crouches down with our kids at home. That’s how she plays with them. That’s how she engages with people and how she always has.”
From The Epoch Times