Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome Baby Sussex as Duchess gives birth to a son

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their first child, with Buckingham Palace announcing the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a son at 5:26am, local time.

Key points:

  • The boy, as yet unnamed, was born weighing 3.26kg
  • Baby Sussex is seventh in line to the throne
  • Meghan and Harry’s son will likely not have a Royal title like Kate and William’s kids
Meghan, left, wears a green dress and matching coat and claps next to Harry, right, who wears a navy suit. Both are smiling.

Baby Sussex was born weighing seven pounds and three ounces (3.26kg). Mother and child are both reported to be doing well.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex used their own Instagram account, which they had launched days ahead of the Duchess’ due date, to initially announce their news to fans.

A visibly beaming Prince Harry addressed the assembled media in Windsor soon afterward.

“I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy boy,” he said.

“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I can 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 love and support from everybody out there. It’s been it’s been amazing and so we just wanted to share this with everybody.”

Asked about names, he said it was still to be decided.