It's a boy!
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their first child! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby boy arrived on Monday morning, May 6.
"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," a statement on the royal couple's Instagram said Monday. "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," the statement continued. "More details will be shared in the forthcoming days."
Now, Prince Harry is speaking out from Windsor Castle following the birth of the couple's first child.
"I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy," Harry said. "Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine. 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 we just wanted to share this with everybody."
Harry added that they're "still thinking" about baby names right now.
"The baby's a little bit overdue so we've had a little bit of time to think about it, but um yeah we're still, that's that's the next bit," Harry shared. "But for us I think we'll be seeing you guys in probably two days time as planned as a family to be able to share it with you guys so that everyone can see the baby."
Following the mini press conference with Prince Harry, Royal Historian Marlene Koenig talked to E! News about the royal announcement.
"Certainly for the British royal family, this was not the usual way -- but the Sussexes are doing it their way," Marlene shared. "The first royal birth in a hospital was in 1970 when the Duchess of Kent gave birth to her third child. She left the hospital a few days later without the Duke (he was stationed in Cyprus) and had a photo op."
Marlene noted that Princess Anne left the hospital on both occasions "without saying a word," but Prince Charles spoke to the press when he arrived at the hospital to bring Princess Diana and Prince William home and also when Harry was born.
"So really not unusual to meet the press after birth - in this case it was done at Windsor with the horses in the background," Marlene told E! News. "Prince William gave a wave and responded to a few questions but not stopping to talk unlike dad or Harry."
Congratulations to the couple on their new bundle of joy!