LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 27: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)


Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby boy, the royal family announced.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child arrived at 5.26 AM on Monday May 6 London time (2.26pm Monday AEST), Buckingham Palace confirmed.

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs (2.26pm Monday AEST),” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

“The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz (3.26kg).

“The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.”

Within a few hours of the birth, a clearly emotional and overwhelmed Prince Harry said a few words outside Windsor Castle.

“I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy,” he said.

Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.”

Paying special tribute to Meghan, he added:

“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we’re both absolutely thrilled.

“It was amazing, absolutely incredible,” he continued.

“As I say, I am so incredibly proud of my wife and, as every father and parent would ever say your baby is absolutely amazing, this little baby is absolutely to die for.”

A picture shows an official notice set up on an easel at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London on May 6, 2019 announcing the birth of a son to Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. – Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth on Monday to a “very healthy” boy, Prince Harry announced. “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. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s unclear if Meghan gave birth at a hospital or at home.

A traditional easel bearing the news was placed outside Buckingham Palace.

He said they had not yet decided on a name for their son.