Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Welcome Their First Royal Child, Kensington Palace Announces
By CBS News // May 6, 2019
It's a Boy!
ABOVE VIDEO: Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy Monday morning. Kensington Palace announced the royal baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joined CBSN with more on the royal birth.
(CBS NEWS) – Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have welcomed their first child, a boy, the royal family confirmed on Monday. The new baby is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth great-grandchild and the seventh in line to the British throne.
Kensington Palace said in a statement that Meghan went into labor early Monday morning. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, was by Meghan’s side, the statement said.
The boy was born at 5:26 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, the palace said.
Former Hollywood star Meghan’s baby bump was one of the most photographed in history, but for all the attention received in the womb, this royal birth was a private affair.
The Duke and Duchess ditched decades of tradition by not having their baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
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