Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Welcome Their First Child
It was a controversial relationship to begin with when news broke that Prince Harry of the royal family was dating Hollywood actress Meghan Markle. Before long the two had announced their engagement in 2017. It was in May 2018 that the two tied the knot at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle which was a beautiful ceremony to witness.
Here we are a year later and once again in the month of May, the lovely couple have given birth to their first child. A healthy baby boy was born to them on May 6th, 2019. The pregnancy was kept well under wraps with only bits and pieces of information given to the public and media. Finally, the wait is over and both mother and child are safe and healthy.
1The royal baby
On May 6th, 2019, the United Kingdom rejoiced as news broke that Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex had their first child and it was a healthy boy weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. It has been reported that the mother and child are healthy and doing fine after birth.
2The long wait
The couple announced their pregnancy 15 October 2018. As the news spread by early April 2019, a global campaign was set up to raise money for the couple’s favorite charities. The couple was not aware of this and called it a very special gift. £22,000 was raised which the couple asked to be donated to a number of charities.
3A short message from Prince Harry
After the baby was born and both mother and child were declared healthy, Prince Harry spoke to the media and delivered a short and sweet message. He told them that he and his wife were “absolutely thrilled” and thankful for all the support they were getting from the people as well as the media. He also said that both mother and son were doing “incredibly well”.
4No name yet
One thing that was never revealed during the entire pregnancy was the child’s name. There were no hints or signs of what they were going to call their firstborn. Even during the short time Prince Harry spoke to the media, he did not reveal any name. We’re not sure why the couple is keeping this a secret but we do know the child’s name is going to be perfect.
5Seventh in line to the throne
Yes, believe it or not, but the baby boy is currently seventh in line to the throne. He stands behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and Prince Harry. Prince Harry did say we’d see the child in two days’ time.