Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, a boy, today at 5:26 a.m. London time. The boy’s name is unknown as of yet.

“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 coupled announced on Instagram.


“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 statement said.

The baby boy is now the seventh in line for the British throne and is Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild. Harry’s father, Prince Charles is the next in line for the throne.

A gleeful Harry told reporters at Windsor Castle that both Meghan and the baby are doing well.

“I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy,” Harry shared. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the lovely support.”

When asked what they’ll name the child, Harry told reporters they are “still thinking about names.”

The baby boy is the first British interracial royal in recent history, and is eligible for dual British-U.S. citizenship.

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