Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday with her husband, Prince Harry by her side, Naija News understands.
In a statement released on Monday, Buckingham Palace said: “The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning. The Duke of Sussex was by Her Royal Highnesses’ side. An announcement will be made soon.”
The baby weighed seven pounds and six ounces, about 3.3kg.
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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 baby is going to be seventh-in-line to the throne.
Markle, the 37-year-old American actress before marrying Prince Harry, was reported to have chosen a female-led medical team for her delivery alongside her mother, Doria Ragland.
Prince Harry says "I'm over the moon" in announcing the birth of his son and first child pic.twitter.com/ogmEd6W86v #royalbaby
— Encarna lozano (@EncarnaLozano_) May 6, 2019
Congratulations to his royal highness Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on having their first #royalbaby pic.twitter.com/kcvOR1kIoq
— Limmy (@DaftLimmy) May 6, 2019
Can he be anymore down to earth. So genuine, just a new father sharing his joy. I love that boy. Congratulations you lovely people.
— Princess Pj (@glossyglitz) May 6, 2019
Glad to see a Brexit-baby in these dark times
— Joshua (@fckjoshuaa) May 6, 2019
Congrats I'm so happy and tearfilled at the same time so happy for them. Oh my God oh my God pic.twitter.com/uvQxzxhJjE
— Allison (@ilovemymanalot) May 6, 2019