Meghan Markle gives birth to baby boy: Baby Sussex details revealed from gender, name and weight
6 May 2019, 15:31 | Updated: 7 May 2019, 09:10
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed a baby boy.
6th May 2019: Prince Harry steps out following the birth
Following the birth announcement, Prince Harry stepped out in Windsor to address the press.
The beaming new father said: "I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy.
"It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.
"But we're both absolutely thrilled."
He added: "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."
A name has still not been revealed.
6th May 2019: Meghan Markle gives birth - It's a boy!
Meghan and Harry announced the arrival of their son via their Instagram page.
Revealing they had welcomed a baby boy, the couple wrote: "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. 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. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days."
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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. 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. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.
6th May 2019: Meghan Markle goes into labour
Meghan Markle went into labour in the early morning on May 6th Buckingham Palace have announced.
27th April 2019: Prince William updates fans
While many fans are convinced the royal baby is here already, Prince William set rumours straight over the weekend.
During a visit to New Zealand, the Duke of Cambridge was reportedly asked whether there was any news about the royal baby.
The Prince reportedly replied: "I haven't got my phone on me, I have no idea.
"You guys will find out before I do at this rate.”
25th April 2019: Prince Harry attends the Anzac Day memorial service at Westminster Abbey alone
Fans of the royal family are speculating that Meghan Markle has not gone into labour yet, as Prince Harry made the last-minute decision to attend today's Anzac Day memorial service at Westminster Abbey.
He attended this year's service with Kate Middleton, as Prince William visit New Zealand.
Meghan attended last year's service at Westminster Abbey, but as she's due to give birth any day now, she was unable to be there this year.
21st April 2019: Meghan Markle missing at Easter Sunday service
To celebrate the Queen's 93rd birthday as well as Easter Sunday, the royal family gathered at St. George's Chapel for Sunday service.
Kate Middleton and Prince William were in attendance, as well as Prince Harry.
However, heavily pregnant Meghan was nowhere to be seen.
15th April 2019: Meghan and Harry thank fans for donations
Meghan and Harry took to their Instagram page to thank the public for the donations they have made towards a number of charities instead of gifting Baby Sussex with gifts.
The couple wrote: "Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action.
"Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference.
"Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much."
11th April 2019: Meghan and Harry announce 'private' birth
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced they will be celebrating the birth of the royal baby "privately".
The couple released a statement which said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby”.
“Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private."
They added: “The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
A photocall with the press is said to happen around two days following the birth of the baby.
14th January 2019: Meghan gives insight into due date
During a royal visit to Birkenhead with Prince Harry in January, Meghan is believed to have given more of an insight into her due date.
The Duchess reportedly told the crowds she was six months pregnant, which means the royal baby will be born anytime between April and May.
14th October 2018: Meghan and Harry announce pregnancy
Meghan and Harry announced they were expecting their first baby in October last year.
The statement from Kensington Palace read: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.”