The couple announced the newest royal's birth on their Instagram handle - Sussex Royal. The baby is a healthy 7-pound, 3-ounce baby born at 5:26 a.m. on Monday morning
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become happy and proud parents of a baby boy! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to Instagram to announce the arrival of the newest royal. The baby, a healthy 7-pound, 3-ounce boy, was welcomed by his parents at 5:26 a.m. Monday morning, according to Today. The Instagram post also said that both mother and child are healthy.
Prince Harry announced the news to cameras from Windsor on Monday afternoon, saying, "I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy. It's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine...This little thing is absolutely to die for." The Instagram post said that more details will be announced later, including the name.
The announcement was in line with the couple's intent to keep details around the baby's arrival under tight wraps. In a statement released earlier last month, they said that Harry and Meghan planned to share news about the birth only "once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."
BBC reported, that when asked what it was like to be present for the birth, Harry laughed and responded, "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."
This year has been eventful for the Sussexes, as they celebrate their first anniversary as well this year. The couple got married on May 19, 2018, in a ceremony at St. George's Chapel. Five months later, Kensington Palace delighted royal fans when it announced that Meghan was pregnant with her first child.
It is worth noting that the new baby is the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II. The baby now becomes the seventh in line to the throne, after his father; three cousins, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis; Harry's brother, Prince William, and the baby's grandfather, Prince Charles.
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