Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a healthy baby boy in England, early Monday morning local time.
The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and was born at 5:26am (local time).
“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined,” Prince Harry said of watching their son being born.
“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension… I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.”
Harry said he was ecstatic about the birth of their first child and promised that more details — such as the baby’s name — will be shared in the coming days.
“This little baby is absolutely to die for,” he said. “I’m just over the moon.”
Hearts are leaping for a beautiful, wondrous and healthy baby boy! Sending much love and wishes for every blessing across the pond today and everyday! ❤️
— Sarah Rafferty (@sarahgrafferty) May 6, 2019
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Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex 💙 #Repost @sussexroyal ・・・ 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.
Ryan Seacrest was among the first celebrities to share his thoughts on the birth of the royal baby saying: “It’s a boy! Congrats to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The royal baby is 7th in line to the British throne…and the latest entry in the race for the iron throne,” he wrote referencing the successful TV series “Game of Thrones”.
“Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their baby boy. May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness. #RoyalBaby,” the Archbishop of Canterbury tweeted.
Soon after, the royal family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, released a statement congratulating the couple on the birth.
“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news,” it read.
“The Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.”
Everyone at the Invictus Games Foundation is incredibly happy to hear the news of the #RoyalBaby – congratulations to our Patron HRH The Duke of Sussex and to HRH The Duchess of Sussex!
We know that our #InvictusFamily will join us in welcoming its newest member.
— Invictus Games Foundation (@WeAreInvictus) May 6, 2019
Princess Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, also shared Meghan and Harry’s birth announcement, along with the caption, “Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the safe delivery of your baby boy!”
Meghan’s estranged family members including her half-sister Samantha Markle, and her father Thomas Markle, have yet to comment publicly on the birth.
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Congratulations to #MeghanMarkle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry who welcomed a baby boy this morning!
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Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the safe delivery of your baby boy! #Repost @sussexroyal • • • • • • 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.
The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.
Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
Some of Meghan’s former Suits co-stars, including Sarah Rafferty, also took to social media to welcome the arrival of royal baby Sussex.
The woman Meghan once called one of her “favourite estheticians” and who Kate Moss and Gisele Bündchen visit for an all-natural facelift, Nichola Joss, expressed her support online as well. A string of politicians also jumped on the bandwagon.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 6, 2019
Congratulations to Meghan and Harry on the birth of their baby. I hope they’re all doing well. #royalbaby
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 6, 2019
Fans of the royal family were quick to follow.
“awwwww! Their little awesome threesome Family is all that matters from this point forward. Congrats you two, enjoy your new ‘Sonshine,’” one user wrote.
“Is it just me or was Meghan Markle pregnant for like FIVE YEARS?! But ALAS- another royal baby has arrived, here here,” another excited fan noted.
“#MeghanMarkle and #PrinceHarry had a baby boy!!! Idk why I’m super excited about this but it’s safe to say at least half the world is 💛,” someone else said.
“Congratulations to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle! Thrilled to welcome your baby boy to the world,” another user noted.
The infant is seventh in line to the British throne and Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild. Harry is the younger son of Prince Charles, heir to the throne, and the late Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.