- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 7:03AM
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby has been born – and it’s a boy!
The royal baby was born early Monday morning local time and while the new-borns name has yet to be revealed, Prince Harry did announce in a statement that they have a "very healthy boy".
Announcing the news in an official statement, proud new parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared:
"This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess’ first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz.
Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy."
Buckingham Palace said "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.
"The duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage."
Meghan Markle, 37, gave birth in private breaking with royal tradition by allowing her and Harry to have some alone time with their darling newborn before announcing the exciting news to the world.
-This article was first posted to the Herald and reposted with permission