Meghan Markle Gives Birth: It's a Boy!

Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed to the world their first child today, and it’s a boy!

Meghan, who was more than a week overdue, went into labor earlier today. According to a Buckingham Palace announcement, Harry was by her side. The Prince himself announced the birth in front of TV cameras less than an hour after it was revealed that Meghan had gone into labor.

Showing his excitement, Harry pointed out that the boy was healthy and that Meghan was also doing “incredibly well.” He added that it was the “most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagined.”

Even though the baby was one week overdue, Harry said that he and Meghan were still thinking about names. He made clear that in “two days” his family would share more information about the baby Prince, probably including his name and finally showing him to the world.

While the name was not shared, the couple's son weighed 7lbs 3oz. He added that both mother and baby are "doing well" and described it as an "amazing experience."

The gender of the baby was a surprise even for the parents as they chose not to find out that information until after birth. The baby Prince is seventh in line to the throne, after their father Harry and his niece and nephews Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

The couple announced the pregnancy to family and friends at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in October 2018.

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