BREAKING: The royal baby has officially arrived and it’s a boy

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!!

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Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially parents, as the royal couple excitedly announce the news that Baby Sussex has arrived.

'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,' read a statement from the couple via their Sussex Royal Instagram page.

'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.'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now expected to lay low, spending some quality time with their newborn before celebrating with the world.

‘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,’ the couple announced earlier this month in a statement.

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‘Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,’ the statement continued. ‘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.’

The name has not yet been announced, as is tradition with royal births, but Harry and Meghan are expected to announce the royal moniker (and godparents) in the coming weeks.

Congratulations again to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and welcome to the world Baby Sussex!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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