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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to her first child. The royal family announced the birth via Instagram on Monday morning Eastern time. The baby boy, whose name has yet to be disclosed, reportedly weighs 7 pounds, 8 ounces.
“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,” the announcement reads.
Very few details of Markle and Prince Harry’s birth plan were released prior to the birth, and Kensington Palace said the birth wouldn’t be revealed until she and Harry were able to celebrate privately.
Markle’s pregnancy was announced in October, and she was reportedly slightly past due, though taking it in stride. Her mother, Doria Ragland, and Prince Harry were both by her side as the birth approached, sources told Harper’s Bazaar. “They’re in their own bubble at the moment,” a friend told the magazine. “Meg is with the most important people in her life … she’s calm.”