Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here: Meghan Markle has given birth to her first royal baby, a boy, with Prince Harry! The littlest royal arrived on Monday, May 6, weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces.
Earlier on Monday, Buckingham Palace had announced that Meghan “went into labor in the early hours of this morning.” Prince Harry was by her side during the delivery, according to a statement. The Sussexes announced the birth on Instagram, and a name has not yet been revealed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they (and in turn, we) were expecting a royal baby shortly after arriving in Australia for a 16-day royal tour. The pregnancy announcement was made in October on their former Instagram page, @KensingtonRoyal, which they shared with Prince William and Kate Middleton back in the day (erm, earlier in April). They revealed the child was due in spring 2019 in that post. (Spot on!)
This is joyous news for the couple (and us), as they (and we) will also be celebrating their royal wedding anniversary on May 19. The day was memorable – Windsor Castle, Meghan’s Givenchy gown, a gospel choir, Oprah Winfrey was there – and we’re glad to have another cause for celebration.
With the baby’s arrival, the royal family’s line of succession again shifts. Currently, Queen Elizabeth is the monarch (to state the obvious), followed in line by Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, (the elusive) Prince Louis, and new father Prince Harry. The baby now takes the position of seventh in line for the throne, knocking Prince Andrew down a spot.
We’re just so happy for Meghan and Prince Harry, and for ourselves!