The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a healthy baby boy, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Meghan went into labour in the early hours of this morning and gave birth to a boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 5.26am.
A beaming Prince Harry said they were “absolutely thrilled” and thanked the public for their support.
He said Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well”, adding that they were still thinking about names for the infant, who was delivered at 05:26 BST.
The pair are also forward-thinking royals and the Duchess has her own American upbringing to draw on.
Buckingham Palace said the baby weighed 3.2kg, and that the duke was present for the birth.
The baby boy is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - and Prince Harry.
He is the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.
Speaking after the birth, Harry said the child had been “a little overdue” and that he planned to make another announcement in two days’ time “so everyone can see the baby”.
Asked what it was like to be present for the birth, he laughed and said: “I haven’t been at many births. This is definitely my first birth. It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.”
“As every father and parent will 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 baby is a dual citizen, having automatically acquired US citizenship, via Meghan, at birth.
Speaking to the Sun, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, congratulated the new parents and spoke of his pride at the birth.
“I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honor,” he said from his home in Mexico.