Baby Sussex is finally here - and it's a baby boy!
We are so thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have welcomed their first bundle of joy.
It’s understood Meghan was reportedly keen on delivering her child in Frogmore Cottage - the Sussexes' her new home with Prince Harry on the Windsor Estate.
Kensington Palace said in a statement that Meghan went into labor early Monday morning. The Duchess and the as-yet-unnamed royal baby, who was overdue,are both healthy.
Markle’s hopes of a home birth have reportedly been dashed at the eleventh hour, with claims she may have been taken to a private hospital.
First news on the birth of the royal baby has been reported by the palace - announcing that the boy was born at 5:26 a.m. weighing 7lbss, 3oz.
He is Queen Elizabeth's eighth great-grandchild and the seventh in line to the British throne.
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A proud and ecstatic Harry told the media "It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined," once news broke.
"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 amazing."
He also adds - “It’s absolutely incredible and I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.”
Later on, the Duke and Duchess thanked the public for their kindness via an Instagram post, saying ‘Their Royal Highness's thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy."
When Will We Get to See the Royal Baby?
Harry and Meghan have taken a personal decision early on that they will be keeping their child’s birth as private as possible — which includes canceling the traditional post-delivery photo shoot.
The couple will still be sharing the exciting news publicly once they have had an opportunity to spend some time and to celebrate privately with family.
It is reported that the first photo of the Royal Baby will be taken by a single photographer and released after the couple have had a chance to settle in with their precious new baby boy.
“We’ll being seeing you guys in probably two days time as planned as a family to be able to share it with you guys, and so everyone can see the baby,” he Harry hinted to the media that it could be as soon as mid week this week!