It’s a boy! Meghan Markle gives birth to her first child

It’s a boy! Meghan Markle gives birth to her first child
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex announce the birth of their first child. Shown here on March 11, 2019, the couple leaves after the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file) (Source: Frank Augstein)

(Gray News) - Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry last year, gave birth to a boy weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

According to an official statement on the royal website, Prince Harry was present for the birth at 5:26 a.m.

“Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well,” the statement reads.

Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was present at Frogmore Cottage and is “overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild.”

“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 statement reads.

Prince Harry said that he and his wife are still thinking of names for their new son.

The couple announced the pregnancy in October, and decided not learn the gender of the baby before birth.

Prince Harry and Meghan announced in April that the couple would have a private birth, and would not be displaying the baby on the steps of the hospital like their in-laws, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy

The couple will introduce the baby to the world a few days after his/her birth on the grounds of Windsor Castle - with one photographer and one TV camera.

Buckingham Palace announced when the Duchess went into labor, and the couple announced the baby’s arrival on their Instagram account - @sussexroyal.

Markle, an American actress best known for the television show “Suits” married Price Harry in May 2018.

The couple have asked that in lieu of gifts that people donate to charities for children and parents in need.

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