Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are parents! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child, a baby boy on May 6, 2019. The royal baby was born at 5:56 a.m., weighing 7lbs. 3oz.

The Duke spoke to the media to confirm the arrival of his first child, saying:

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“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.”

You’ll already notice the new royal is quite different from his cousins: no trademark birth at the Lindo Wing and no subsequent photo opp as the new parents head home. The world has been watching all along, but none more so then when the Royals officially announced Meghan had gone into labor on May 6.

It felt like only moments until we heard the announcement: it’s a boy!

Early Wednesday, right after presenting the new royal to the public, the proud parents also released his name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. In a stunning photo, the moment the Queen met her eighth grandchild was caught on film. The black and white image shows the new parents, Markle’s mother, Doria, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen in all smiles.

The Duchess was quite adamant about bringing her son into the world differently, announcing that the couple wanted to keep the birth private. New residents of Windsor, the family plans to make Frogmore Cottage their family home for the foreseeable future.

We’ve been waiting with bated breath since the third week in April when The Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland arrived in Britain to be there for the birth. Countless estimates have been made as to when the newest Royal would make his/her entrance, but we have to wait no more.

Cheers to the happy new parents!

 

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Sussex Royal via Instagram

 

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