After great excitement and anticipation, the Duchess of Sussex has given birth.
The 37-year-old royal — who was known as Meghan Markle before her marriage to Prince Harry — and her husband welcomed a 7-pound, 6-ounce son into the world on Monday morning, May 6, 2019, they revealed on their Instagram account.
A post, titled “It’s a boy,” was captioned: “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.
“The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.
“More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.”
The 34-year-old prince has hailed the birth of his son as the “most amazing experience.”
He told reporters: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy. 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, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing, so I just wanted to share this with everybody…
“I haven’t been at many births, this is definitely my first birth, but it was amazing, absolutely incredible.
“I’m so incredibly proud of my wife and as every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for so I’m just over the moon.”
Harry confirmed he and his wife are still deciding on a name for their son and will announce the baby’s moniker in the coming days.
He added: “The baby’s a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it, that’s the next bit. For us, we’ll be seeing you guys in probably two days time as planned.”
According to an official royal statement, 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.”
Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is “overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild” and was with the couple for the birth.