Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth on Monday to a “very healthy” boy, Prince Harry announced in a statement to television cameras in Windsor.
“We’re delighted to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning – a very healthy boy,” a beaming Prince Harry said.
“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.”
Harry said the child was a little bit overdue and that had given them more time to contemplate names. He says he is ecstatic about the birth of their first child 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.”
The infant will be seventh in line to the British throne and Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild. Harry is the younger son of Prince Charles, the next in line to the throne, and the late Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.
The child will be eligible for dual British-US citizenship if Meghan and Harry want to go through the application process.