It's a boy! The Duke and Dutchess of Sussex welcomed their first child this morning, May 6, 2019. Here's everything we know so far:
- Harry and Meghan broke with recent tradition in declining to make a public appearance at the hospital immediately after the baby’s birth. Speaking with reporters on Monday, Harry said the family would likely make a public appearance in two days, “so everyone can see the baby.”
- The birth announcement from Buckingham Palace says that she is currently at home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, suggesting that was the site of the baby’s birth. The Buckingham Palace statement said Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is with the family there.
- The baby is seventh in line to the British throne, behind his father. It’s not clear yet whether he’ll even receive an official royal title.
- He is “the first interracial baby in the British monarchy’s recent history,” according to the New York Times.
- The baby is also half-American. (Meghan is apparently still waiting for her British citizenship to be approved)
- They're still thinking of a name. The British gambling company Ladbrokesannouncedthat bettors identified the likeliest choice as Arthur, following by Albert and Philip. Charles, the baby’s paternal grandfather’s name, is down the list with 16-to-1 odds.
Info on the royal baby taken from Slate.com.