WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child, a baby boy, who is is seventh in the line of succession of the British throne.
- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex skipped decades of tradition by not having their baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London where both Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to all of their children.
- Prince Harry, who said he’s over the moon with the birth of his first child, admitted that they had not named the baby yet.
The royal family announced on Monday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their first child, a boy. The royal baby is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth great-grandchild and the seventh in the line of succession to the British crown.
The Duchess of Sussex, with the Duke at her side, went into labor early Monday morning, according to the Kensington Palace. The baby was born at 5:26 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, the statement continued.
Later, Harry told reporters: “It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How many women do what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing.”
Harry confirmed they have not decided about the baby’s name yet and added that he was “so incredibly proud” of Meghan.
“As every father and parent would 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,” the new father said.
The royal couple decided not to have their baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, skipping decades of tradition.
Both Princess Diana and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to all of their children at the Lindo Wing. Then, they would pose on the steps outside with their babies for the world’s press.
The palace noted that Meghan and the newborn were both doing well at the couple’s home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. The Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, was also by her side.
Harry told reporters on Monday that the first public glimpse of the new royal baby will be “probably [in] two days’ time.”
The newborn is seventh in the line of succession because grandfather Prince Charles, uncle Prince William, and his children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — and then his dad Harry are all in line first, in that order.
Source: CBS News