Royal Baby Alert: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Welcome First Child

May 06, 2019May 06, 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their first child. According to news reports, they have welcomed a boy.

Earlier this morning, the palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex had gone into labor, Buckingham Palace announced Monday morning. The palace confirmed to NBC News that the former Meghan Markle went into "labour in the early hours of this morning."

Prince Harry is by her side. The palace added that "an announcement will be made soon."

The new baby will be seventh in line to the British throne. In line in front of the infant is Prince Harry, all three of Prince William and Kate Middleton's children (cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis), Harry’s older brother Prince William, and the baby's grandfather, Prince Charles.

The baby is also the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth. The Queen is in residence at Windsor Castle currently.

Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, was residing nearby at Windsor Castle, where the flag announcing her presence was flown full-mast. The new baby is the eighth great-grandchild for the queen, the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

The couple will also soon celebrate their one-year anniversary. They were married on May 19 in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple announced they were expecting five months after they tied the knot.

Congratulations to Harry and Meghan!

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