Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a son early Monday morning.
The royal baby weighed 7lbs and 3oz at the time of his 5:26AM delivery. In addition to being her and Prince Harry’s first child, it also marks the first biracial child born into the British royal family.
The new prince is now 7th in line for the throne, after fellow successors Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children, and father Prince Harry. He is also now the 7th great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.
More Details To Come
The news came in official statements from Buckingham Palace and the couple’s official Instagram account, where it stated that further details (presumably the boy’s name) would come in the following days.
In a separate statement from their Frogmore Cottage home in Sussex, Prince Harry said they would introduce the baby to the world sometime on Wednesday, May 8. There’s no news if the name will also be revealed that day, but the Duke did suggest they had not yet settled on one.