Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby boy just hours after going into labor. This is the Duchess of Sussex’s first child with Prince Harry.
Hours after going into labor, Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby boy. Prince Harry announced the news while speaking in Windsor, saying, “I am very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning.”
He added, “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing, so we just want to share this with everybody.”
The couple previously revealed that they would be keeping as much secret about their child as possible. The seventh heir to the throne will therefore not be making a public appearance today, which is a departure from the tradition established by earlier royal births. Prince Harry’s brother Prince William debuted all three of his children just hours after their births.
Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, also kept it private whether she was going to be delivering at a hospital or opting to give birth at home. Additionally, she chose against finding out the sex of her child, waiting instead for the birth to find out if she would be having a boy or a girl.
Markle announced her pregnancy last year during an official royal tour of Sydney on October 15, and the baby has been born less than a year after she married Prince Harry on May 19.
Congratulations to the happy couple!