The royal baby has officially arrived on May 5, and the world is bubbling with joy over the symbolic birth that bridges two countries together.

Meghan Markle went into labor on Sunday with Prince Harry by her side, and the Duchess was speculated to have been induced, according to Huffington Post.

The Duke and the Duchess welcomed their first child, a son, weighing 7 lbs and 3 ounces.

He was born a week past the expected due date.


Mother and child are doing well and are accompanied by the Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, at Frogmore Cottage.

The royal couple had recently moved from their two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, London, to the renovated cottage in Windsor just in time for the arrival of the baby.

Most of the Royal Family has been notified.


The Duke of Sussex is overjoyed. He told reporters he was "absolutely thrilled" and thanked everyone for their support during the pregnancy.

Prince Harry also said that both he and the Duchess are still thinking about the boy's name.




Plans for the arrival of the baby were planned in secrecy after the royal couple announced on October 15 that Markle was expecting.

Royal fans will see pictures of the newborn that will be taken on the grounds of Windsor Castle after the new family spends time celebrating privately.


The photo opp will be a break in royal tradition in contrast to when Prince William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, posed with their newborn from the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.



The baby is one of the first ever biracial heirs in the British royal family.

PEOPLE noted that "Queen Charlotte in the 1800s was believed to be of mixed race and went on to have 15 children."

The Sussex's son is the seventh in the line of succession after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Harry.

The boy will be known as the Earl of Dumbarton, the secondary Sussex title, as the eldest son who will eventually inherit the dukedom.





When asked about what he was feeling, Prince Harry told reporters:

"I haven't been at many births. This is definitely my first birth. It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I'm so incredibly proud of my wife."
"As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I'm just over the moon."

We look forward to discovering the name of the new royal baby.

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

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