The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to her first child with Prince Harry – A baby boy! The new royal will now be known as the Earl of Dumbarton. The happy news was announced by the proud father, who said outside in Windsor: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy, early this morning, a very healthy baby boy. Mother and baby are doing very well. It’s the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.” He added: “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.”
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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 official statement from the Palace read: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.” The message continued: “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’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.” The statement concluded: “Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.”
The announcement came just minutes after it was confirmed that the Duchess, 37, was in the early stages of labour. At 2.30pm, the Palace wrote this statement: “The Duchess of Sussex 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 royal baby is seventh-in-line to the throne, and the Queen and Prince Philip’s eighth great-grandchild.
As well as Harry, it is likely that Meghan was also accompanied by her mother Doria Ragland during the birth. The new grandmother will no doubt be on hands to support the Duchess through her journey to motherhood. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are set to be among the first visitors to meet their newest family member. Meanwhile, the Queen visited Kate’s children at home within a day or two of the birth. It is likely that this will be the same case for Harry and Meghan’s child.