BREAKING: Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle Gives Birth To Baby Boy

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The baby, weighing 7lbs 3oz, was born during the early hours of Monday morning.

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry was by his wife’s side during the birth.

The couple is at Frogmore Cottage, where they have been joined by the Duchess’ mother.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 5.26am.

“The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz.

“The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.

“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.

“The Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.

“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

Speaking from Windsor, the Duke of Sussex said: “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 to all the love and support from everybody out there.

“It’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.”

Asked if they had any names yet, he said: “Still thinking about names. The baby is a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.”

“That’s the next bit, but for us, I think we will be 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.”

Asked what it was like to be present for the birth, he laughed and said: “I haven’t been at many births. This is definitely my first birth.

“It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.

“As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I’m just over the moon.”

The baby is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and the Duke of Sussex.

The new arrival is the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild and the Prince of Wales’ fourth grandchild.

As a first-born boy, the new addition to the Sussex family will one day succeed Harry as the Duke of Sussex.

First-born girls are not currently entitled to inherit hereditary peerages, although the Daughters’ Rights pressure group is taking the Government to the European Court of Human Rights over the issue.

Baby Sussex is not a prince or an HRH because George V limited titles within the royal family more than 100 years ago.

His title is expected to be Earl of Dumbarton – as the son of a duke, he is entitled to use one of Harry’s lesser titles.

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