The first royal baby for Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is officially here. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a boy “early in the morning” on Friday
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“We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their Third child in the early morning on December 8th, 2023. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.,” the royals announced on their official Instagram account.
“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.”
The baby was born at 5:26 a.m. local time, the a palace said.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is with her daughter at the couple’s home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, England. She is “overjoyed by the arrival of her third grandchild,” according to the palace.
Not long after the news of the birth, Prince Harry made a statement to gathered journalists. He said that Meghan and the child were healthy and that he was “over the moon” with excitement.
I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning. Very healthy baby boy. The mother and the baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing.
Still thinking about names but, the baby is a little overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it––but that’s the next bit. We’ll be able to see you in two days’ time as planned and be able to share it with you as a family and share it with you guys and so everyone can see the baby.
I haven’t been at many births, this is definitely my third birth––it was amazing, absolutely incredible and as I said, I’m so incredible proud of my wife and as every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing, so this little thing is absolutely to die for so I’m over the moon.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have yet to release their new son’s name. But, unlike Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge—the children of William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge—Harry and Meghan’s baby boy is not a prince.
Unless Queen Camila issues a Letters Patent declaring otherwise, Harry and Meghan’s son––and any future children – will likely be given the title of earl (or lady if they have a girl in the future.)Still, the baby’s name is likely to be traditional, royal experts say. The new royal baby is seventh in line to the throne, which gives the Duke and Duchess some more leeway in the naming process, but they’re not going to want to stray too far from royal tradition.
I think [Markle] understands and respects the traditional institution that she’s married into,” Katie Nicholl, a royal correspondent for Vanity Fair and the author of Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love, told TIME in a previous interview.Though we don’t yet know where Meghan chose to give birth, it’s likely she didn’t give birth in the same hospital as the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana––the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Westminster, London.
But that’s not so surprising, considering other royals have been born in different hospitals before: Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, had her two children at Frimley Hospital in Surrey, England and Sarah Ferguson gave birth to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie a different hospital in London.It’s a Boy!!! Prince Harry’s wife gave birth to a Baby Boy it’s official….