Everything we know about Meghan and Harry’s royal baby

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a baby boy.

A beaming Prince Harry confirmed the news outside Frogmore Cottage as he said both baby and mother are ‘doing incredibly well’.

He said: ‘It was amazing. Absolutely incredible. I’m so proud of my wife.

‘It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.’

The baby boy weighed 7lb 3oz and was born at 5.26am on Monday morning.

The name of the couple’s son , which is seventh in line to the throne, will be announced at a later date.

Here is the low-down on the new royal baby:

Did Meghan and Harry now they were having a boy?

The baby’s sex was a surprise for the delighted couple, who chose not to find out what they were having.

How and when was the birth announced?

Buckingham Palace confirmed Meghan had gone into labour during the early hours of the morning on Twitter and said Harry was by his wife’s side.

The palace confirmed the duchess had given birth to a baby boy through an official statement.

The news was also announced via the Duke and Duchess’ Instagram account just before 3pm.

Meghan and Harry have chosen to celebrate privately as a family after the baby’s arrival and will present their newborn to the public in a couple of day’s time, Prince Harry said.

Where did Meghan give birth?

The duke and duchess kept this a secret but it appears Meghan had a home birth.

The fact that Harry made the announcement outside Frogmore Cottage in Windsor suggests it was the location for the birth.

Where does the baby fall in the line of succession?

The boy is seventh in line. The baby moves Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew, down into eighth place in the line of succession.

What about the baby’s name?

Meghan and Harry are seen as thoroughly modern royals but will they break the mould when naming their child?

Members of the royal family traditionally choose regal favourites for their youngsters.

William and Kate toed the line with George and Charlotte, and Louis has key family connections.

But Meghan is an American ex-actress who may want to draw on her own personal inspirations when settling on a name for her baby.

Harry and Meghan’s youngster is not likely to be a future King and will only be seventh in line to the throne.

  • Albert

Queen Victoria used to insist that the name Albert was used as a middle name by her descendants, if not a first, in honour of her much-loved consort Prince Albert.

  • Arthur

This has been a popular choice as a royal middle name – for the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Louis, as well as for the Queen’s father, George VI.

  • Philip

A lasting tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh might see a Baby Sussex called Philip.

  • Charles

Harry may want to pay the ultimate tribute to his father.

  • James

James is a Scottish name. James I, the son of Mary Queen of Scots, had been King of Scotland for 36 years as James VI when he became King of England in 1603.

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