‘I’m just over the moon,’ Prince Harry says after wife Meghan gives birth to boy

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‘I’m just over the moon,’ Prince Harry says after wife Meghan gives birth to boy

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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, gave birth to a boy today.

The couple’s first child was born at 5:26 a.m. BST (12:26 a.m. ET), and weighed seven pounds, three ounces at birth, Buckingham Palace said. 

The newborn, who has yet to be named, is the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild and seventh in line to the throne.

Harry, 34, was at the birth, and Meghan, 37, and their son are both doing well, a statement from the palace said.

Prince Harry says he’s ‘incredibly proud’ of Meghan after son’s birth:

Prince Harry said he’s ‘incredibly proud’ of his wife Meghan after she gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son, on Monday. 1:22

In announcing the birth to reporters in Windsor, Harry said the child was a bit overdue, and that had given them more time to contemplate names. He said he’s ecstatic about the birth and said more details will be shared in the coming days.
 
“This little baby is absolutely to die for,” he said. “I’m just over the moon.”

Senior royals have been informed of the birth, as has the family of Diana, Princess of Wales, Harry’s late mother.

Buckingham Palace also said: “The duchess’s mother, DoriaRagland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.”

The couple moved into nearby Frogmore Cottage, a royal residence on the grounds where they held their wedding reception.

British PM congratulates couple

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was formerly known as Meghan Markle and was on the TV show Suits before retiring from acting to marry Harry at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, in the English county of Berkshire, a year ago.

Journalists and well-wishers have been camped out for days in Windsor, about 35 kilometres west of London, awaiting the birth.

British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the royal couple on the birth of their son, tweeting: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time.”
 

Prince Harry smiles as he speaks to the media after his wife, Meghan, gave birth to their first child — a son. (Steve Parsons/Reuters)

This story originally appeared on CBC

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