Meghan Markle + Prince Harry Welcome Baby Boy
It's time for some royal revelry: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who announced in October 2018 that they were expecting their first child together, have officially welcomed a baby boy into the famed family, The New York Times has confirmed.
The lovebirds officially made a statement on the newly launched @SussexRoyal account, from which they noted that the babe — officially born May 6 — weighs 7 lbs., 3 oz. The couple also noted that more details will come soon, though they've made it clear in recent weeks that they intend to make the child's life more private than have previous royal parents. It's likely the public won't see a photo of the child until the family returns to Windsor Castle.
“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 caption read. "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.”
And royal family-fanatics went wild over the latest addition to the family.
"Can’t breathe can’t deal," one of the account's followers wrote, while another noted "Congratulations! Enjoy every second, it goes by too quickly."
Harry, Queen Elizabeth II's grandson, married Markle almost exactly a year ago in May 2018 at Windsor Castle. Prince William served as Best Man, and the brothers' father, Prince Charles, walked Markle down the aisle.