Prince Harry has announced, Monday 6th May, 2019, that his wife, Meghan Markle has given birth, news eagerly awaited in the United Kingdom, of his first child, a boy.
Meghan Markle , Prince Harry’s wife, gave birth to her first child, a boy . The news was eagerly awaited by the UK, announced Monday, 6th May, 2019 by Buckingham Palace.
“I’m very happy to announce that Meghan Markle and I had a baby this morning, a very healthy baby,” said the smiling Prince Harry to a television camera in Windsor.
“We are both absolutely delighted and grateful for all the love and support of all. It was amazing, so we just wanted to share that with everyone, “he said.
It’s a boy! The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a healthy baby boy. “We’re both absolutely thrilled” – Prince Harry @laurelirving7 https://t.co/O7WFACPGmI #royalbaby #TheLatest #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/pyeOlHwNa6
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) May 6, 2019
Although the baby was born “a little late,” the couple “always think of a name,” said Prince Harry.
The son of Harry, 34, and Meghan, former 37-year-old American actress, will take seventh place in the order of succession to the British throne.
The prince’s statements were quickly followed by a statement from Buckingham Palace stating that the birth took place at 5:26 am Monday and that the baby weighed 3.3 kilos.
“The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth,” said Buckingham Palace.
“Her Royal Highness and his child are doing well”
The Queen, and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, great-grandparents of the child, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, grandparents of the child, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the uncle and aunt of the newborn.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland “is with their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage,” said the palace, adding that “Her Royal Highness and her child are doing well.”
The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.
Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
The British bookmaker Paddy Power had suspended on Thursday night bets on the date of birth of the future baby royal, convinced that the child was already born.
Since the announcement of Meghan’s pregnancy, the players favoured referred to as Alexander, Arthur, James or Edward.