The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have welcomed a bouncing baby boy

OMG. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a boy earlier this morning. A BOY! All of our girl vibes were off. All of our twin vibes were off. It’s a bouncing baby boy, a healthy child and I’m so happy for them. Meghan and Harry announced the news on their Instagram, writing:

We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.

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.

More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.

I’m just happy for them! As far as the photos, the photocall and the name go… just give them a minute. They’ll figure it out. Today is just for holding the baby and letting the love wash over them.

Update: Here’s the official statement, wow, Meghan really gave birth HOURS ago.

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Attend A Commonwealth Day Youth Event At Canada House

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex presents the Celebrating Excellence Award to Nathan Forster, a former soldier of the Army's Parachute Regiment, at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Draper’s Hall in London on February 7, 2019. - The Royal Foundation's Endeavour Fund Awards celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the last year. Forster suffered serious injuries whilst serving with the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan. With Flying for Freedom Nathan discovered a passion and aptitude for flying and in only five years, he has gone from having no experience of flying, to flying 737’s for Thomas Cook.

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  1. klutzy_girl says:

    It’s already been confirmed that the photocall is in two days, and that Doria is with them at Frogmore Cottage.

    I’m so excited! Can’ t wait for the name.

    • Coz' says:

      Yes! So I guess she did deliver at home 🙂

      • Tris says:


      • RoyalBlue says:

        Yay. I predicted a home birth!

      • Kittycat says:

        So happy she was able to have a home birth as she wanted.

      • Aang says:

        In the past people here have been very nasty about home birthing. I’m glad she delivered a healthy baby at home. Especially given her age. Perhaps that will make people more open to the idea.

      • HeyThere! says:

        How can you tell she did a home birth? I didn’t see that anywhere.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        I just watched Harry’s “interview”, and my heart just melted! He was *so* excited, and *so very* happy, I thought his cheeks would burst from smiling!

        NOW…. I can’t wait until Wed. to see the pics of the Baby Sussex! Wonder if he’ll have a bit of ginger hair, like his dad or if he’ll have the “Markle Nose” like his mom! 😊

        Welcome, Baby!!

      • lgtrent says:

        I had my first baby in the UK…they don’t keep you at the hospital for very long, especially if all is ok with mom and baby…they have nurses come follow up at home straight away. May have been a hospital birth…

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The new Sussex boy is the “Earl of Dumbarton” which is the senior second title of Papa Harry Sussex.

      • Cali says:

        I think she delivered in the hospital according to a more recent report on the birth, but I could be wrong.

        Side note, this baby is gorgeous I’m sure, I can’t wait to see him😊

      • Moose says:

        Yes, the Daily Mirror has confirmed it was a home-birth. So glad she was able to do that, and it appears it went very smoothly.

    • teehee says:

      OMG I want to SEEEE
      I felt that it was born this morning, but they’re doing a good job decoying with the posts / no posts for sure… gets me every time LOL

    • Mel M says:

      Me too! I’m just relieved and happy for them to get to experience this. And 7. 3 is a good size for someone so small. She’s tiny and with such a short torso I’m not surprised how early she started showing and she was probably super uncomfortable at the end. My first was 6. 7 and I was in pain at the end with her and I’m a bigger person then Meghan.

      • noway says:

        She’s not that tiny. She 5′ 6″ tall, and the size of the mother has nothing to do with the size of the baby. My mother was 5’2″ tall and 108 lbs and all of her babies were over 8lbs. There is no correlation. This baby is an average size baby, and healthy and we can see Harry looks very happy. Congrats to them all.

        I’m still going with Phillip as the name. Sorry Meghan has had such problems with her father, as it is great to have family around at this time. I was watching an old interview with Ed O’Neill apparently, he is really bad at naming current celebrities. He pretty much got everyone wrong, and then they flashed up a picture of Meghan, and he goes oh that’s little Meghan Markle and he talked about how sweet Meghan was, and she was always with her Dad. It’s just sad. Don’t get me wrong I don’t blame Meghan on this at all. Pretty sure most people would ice out their father after what he did, but it’s just a shame how it worked out and that he did that to her.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think Philip Andrew would be good!

      • Heather says:

        I’m 5’4″, my first and only child was 11 pounds. However I agree she has a short torso, between that and the way she stood made her appear to “pop” earlier than expected. I wonder if the baby was low on her back for a majority, she sometimes stood sway backed, affecting her previously shown impeccable posture.

      • Ash says:

        @baytampabay I am loving all these Phillip predictions and I definitely could see it as a frontrunner and Andrew as well.
        Your comment stood out to me though because my brother is Phillip Andrew and I’ve never seen anyone ever pair the two in any regard besides you so that was cool to see. 😊

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      A detail I love, because it’s so poetic: the baby was born at 5:26 AM, one minute after sunrise. This baby arrived in our world with the morning sun, and in many ways, like the marriage of Meghan and Harry, he might well signal a new day for the British monarchy. A half-American, mixed-race child is now seventh in line for the throne.

      But all that aside—because in human terms, who cares?—I’m so happy for Harry and Meghan, and I dare to hope that this birth might soften some of the hardened hearts of people who have refused to accept Meghan as a member of the British Royal Family.

    • Enny says:

      Photo call on 8 May?!?! Fantastic timing. 🤣 Suck that 🍋, Wills. 🤣🤣

  2. Nicegirl says:

    Welcome, Young Sussex! Woo hooo baby news!!!

  3. Maddie23 says:

    Good. Can we stop talking about this pregnancy and baby now?

  4. Case says:

    Wow! I guess they announced she was in labor after she’d already been in labor for some time? Either that or it was just a very fast delivery.

    I’m really surprised it’s a boy. So happy for them! I mostly had girls names picked out, but for a boy I’m gonna guess Alexander.

    • Bri W. says:

      It sounds like when they announced she was in labor, he was already here? Good for them. I like Alexander too.

      • Salvation says:

        They said she went into labour in early hours, they never said she in labor now. And weeks ago, Buckingham palace stayed they’d inform the media when she went into labor depending on when she did. They said they wouldn’t wake everyone up in the middle of the night to announce that Meg was in labor so I took that to mean if she hours in labor during the day you’ll be notified, if it’s in the middle of the night, you’ll be notified after the fact.

    • Enn says:

      Some women progress really quickly! I’m always amazed by the resilience and uniqueness of women in childbirth. It’s truly awe inspiring what women can do.

      • Jen says:

        First baby was extremely quick for me! I went from 0cm to 10cm in an hour and a half! The pain was excruciating. However, I think I’d rather have a painful and quick birth than a slow one. So happy for them ☺️

    • minx says:

      I thought it was going to be a girl! Can’t wait to see the little guy.

    • Eliza says:

      The baby was born at 5am. And the press said in the afternoon she was in early labor. Either they sat on it all day, or were told after the baby arrived.

      • Bri W. says:

        I think the Sussexs wanted to soak it in and probably also waited for those of us in America to wake up too.

      • Scal says:

        My coworkers have been joking that since she gave birth at 5am GMT, that most likely meant she went into labor during when Game of Thrones was on on the east coast stateside and they didn’t want to ruin it for anyone LOL.

      • Salvation says:

        The press misinformed the masses. The announcement stated the period of time Meg went into labor and stated more details were to follow. It never said she was in labor at that point in time.

    • MariaS says:

      Maybe. I have 2 kids and each of my labors were less than 5 hours.

  5. Becks1 says:

    YAY I am so excited for their family. Wonderful news.

  6. Snap Happy says:

    Aw, so exciting. Can’t wait to see the cutie!

  7. Jerusha says:

    Harry was lovely in his announcement. Congratulations!!

    • Kittycat says:

      I have never seen Harry so happy. Brought tears to my eyes.

      • original_kellybean says:

        I just watched it. So cute. I also have tears in my eyes. And I am not a baby person at all.

      • PlainJane says:

        +1 on the tears. I am so happy for him, knowing how long he has wanted to have a family. It’s wonderful to see him so full of joy!

    • Mel M says:

      So lovely. I couldn’t stop smiling. You can just feel his euphoria.

    • Jamie says:

      I lol’d when he thanked the horses.

    • PrincessK says:

      Huge Congratulations to Meghan and Harry, I have already toasted them with a glass of wine! 🍷.
      When you become a parent for the first time, you become a changed person, the sense of protective responsibility is so overwhelming.

  8. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    So very happy for them. I hope she had an easy delivery, and the new baby is happy and healthy. Looking forward to hearing the chosen name later this week.

    🥂 Cheers to the Sussexes, “party of 3” 😊

  9. Iknow says:

    Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess!!! I wish the Duchess nothing but a restful, peaceful, and seamless recovery. Enjoy your boy Meghan.

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  12. JRenee says:

    Today is my birthday as well. Congrats to the Sussex family and hope all are well!

  13. Enn says:

    Congratulations and blessings on their heads! Hope Meg is getting rest and I’m sure she and Harry are utterly in love with their new babe.

  14. Erinn says:

    I started getting boy vibes over the last few months, but at the end of the day it’s a 50/50 haha. I’m sort of glad they had a boy so we don’t have the same kind of Diana comparisons as we would if it were a girl.

    I hope baby Sussex and little Louie are thick as thieves.

    • Enn says:

      So with you on this – I want Will to stop being a dbag so that his and Harry’s children can be close. Not all cousin relationships are fantastic, but they can be so fun!

  15. Capepopsie says:

    Well all I can say is CONGRATS‼️👶🏻🎈🥂💐

  16. Neners says:

    So happy! A little boy! What a great way to brighten up this Monday morning!

  17. Anna nuttall says:

    That was quick! Congratulation Harry & Meghan.

  18. Fa says:

    Hmm. Born at 5:26am london time.

    • Jerusha says:

      Isn’t London about six hours ahead of East Coast time? That would make it early afternoon unless he was born hours before they announced-

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yes, he was born at 5.26am UK time which would have been around midnight in the US. I think only about an hour or so past since the announcement of labour to the birth announcement.

        I don’t want to be a debbie downer but at some point today we are going to get Evil Papa Smurf whinging about not being told in advance and demanding they name the little boy after him. You just know he is going to piss all over their parade.

      • banana_bread says:

        Huh? I’m pretty sure the time they announced (early morning) would be British time given that’s where they are and where baby was born??

      • Jerusha says:

        @banana_bread. That’s why I included this in my post – ‘unless he was born hours before they announced’, The network I was watching didn’t mention that.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The Daily Fail is already running a story about Evil Papa Smurf!

    • Susan says:

      Yeah, they totally delayed that “in labor” announcement. The baby was already born.

      • Fa says:

        The baby was already born and at home, while every network were saying she was on labor.

      • Millenial says:

        Some of the royal reporters are so salty about it. But they can STAY MAD while the rest of us celebrate! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  19. Dani says:

    How lucky for them, their child shares a birthday with mine! Who turns two today! Lol happy for them and hope Meg is doing well!

  20. Little Red says:


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  22. megs283 says:

    Ha. Today is for trying to figure out breast feeding, trying to go to the bathroom without crying, and FINALLY eating medium rare burgers 🙂 Congrats to Harry & Meghan!

  23. Rebecca says:

    I just saw that Prince Harry gave little statement of sorts and answered a question or two from the press? That’s far more than I expected from him and more than some of the tabloid rags deserve (IMO).

    He did mention the baby was a little overdue, and that they expect to do the photo call in two days as previously planned.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      He was so adorably giddy.

    • Alyse says:

      Yeah, he looks so happy and excited 😊

      • Rebecca says:

        I wanted to say that he looked thrilled and tired and a big ball of emotion, but I was afraid I was just seeing things. Glad others see the same emotions in play.

    • Nic919 says:

      He looked so giddy and it was sweet to see his excitement.

    • Mego says:

      It was so lovely to watch Harry give the news and see the visible joy on his face. So glad they didn’t do that photo-call – this feels much better to me.

  24. Sparkly says:

    Congrats! I hope it was an awesome birth experience.

    I can’t wait to see if it’s ginger. I have a soft spot for redheads, and two out of my three kids are. I’ll have to reevaluate my name guesses. I’d banked on girl, but I love the thought that maybe they trolled the press with that particular leak since they were being such jerks about her babyshower.

    • AryasMum says:

      A redhead named Henry would be lovely. Yes, I know that’s Harry’s proper name but he’s never been called Henry.

    • OriginalLala says:

      I married a redhead 🙂 I have such a soft spot for redheads!!

  25. ana says:

    Why did they announce she was in labour when she had already given birth?

    • Jess says:

      They announced that she went into labour in the early morning hours and that more details soon to come. Reread the announcement.

    • letmesjustsay says:

      Feel the same way. the statement state ” harry was with her” which mean it was done already. Their was no need for the she’s in labor announcement.

    • PrincessK says:

      Well, the Palace had promised to announce when she was in labour, which was in the early hours of the morning, so how could they have done that?? Anyway, no need to know when she is in labour, we only need to know that there has been, thankfully, a safe delivery.

  26. Citresse says:

    DM reported the birth at their home Frogmore, is that true? A home birth.

    • Candikat says:

      Unclear if the birth was at home or if she was spirited away to a local hospital and quickly released. But if it happened at home, you can bet there was an OB attending and a room set up as an emergency surgical suite just in case… so not really analogous to what we think of as a “home birth.”

      • Betsy says:

        I was going to say that I could imagine them taking the risks of a home birth for someone in line to the throne. And don’t @ me anyone; I was planning a home birth years ago so I know the risks and benefits and I just can’t imagine them taking the risk of a regular home birth.

      • Tina says:

        Not related to the substance of this at all, but “don’t @ me” is always annoying – people might be chiming in to agree with you. And even if they aren’t, they have a right to their opinion too.

  27. Caity says:

    Wow surprised it’s a boy but healthy baby and mum is good news!
    I feel like middle names will be Phillip spencer. Can’t decide on first name

  28. Casey02 says:

    Ok now the photo….how long will that take!!!

    • gingersnaps says:

      Harry has given an interview and he said the photocall is in two days time.

      • Olenna says:

        Yes and it was a really nice, short interview in front of the stables! He looked so happy. I think he even thanked the horses for their time, LOL!

      • Royalwatcher says:

        Olenna – that was so funny, right?! I was like, is there someone back there we can’t see? Or is he just so delirious with happiness (and exhaustion) he’s thanking anything that moves. Lol. Cute Daddy Harry! He looked sooooo overjoyed in that mini-presser. I’m so glad he’s got his own little family unit to focus on and love and be loved by.

      • Olenna says:

        @Royalwatcher, yes! I had to SMH and smile. Harry very gracious and was so full of joy, it made my day!

  29. Tris says:

    I always remember watching TV as a child and the screen suddenly going all blue with the words IT’S A BOY! We all knew it was Diana’s baby, and we were all jumping up and down and cheering. So joyous, then and now!

  30. Mego says:

    Thrilled for them!!! YAY!!!

  31. Guest says:

    Congrats to Meghan and Harry!!!

    I thought I heard on NBC the baby was born after midnight Britain’s time

  32. Yvette says:

    This baby boy and Louis are just a year apart and will hopefully grow up to be best buds. 🙂 Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

    When did Queen Elizabeth bestow the ‘Royal’ Highness title on Meghan? I thought there was some debate about this before their wedding.

    • lanne says:

      no debate. As she was marrying an HRH, she would automatically become an HRH on marriage. The only question would be what title he would be given aside from Prince Harry, which by itself, would have made Meghan HRH the Princess Henry. But as the Queen granted then a Dukedom (w/earldom and barony as second and tertiary titles) Meghan became, after her marriage HRH the Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton, and Lady Kilkeel. New baby is now given his father’s secondary title, Earl of Dumbarton. He will official become an HRH himself once his grandfather Prince Charles becomes King. Of course, his parents could choose not to style him HRH, as Prince Edward and his wife have chosen to style their children by his title as Earl instead of making them HRH Prince James and Princess Louise as they legally have right to be styled (grandchildren of the sovereign).

      • AryasMum says:

        Earl of Dumbarton? I hope no one uses the obvious mean nickname on him.

      • ana says:

        He’s going to be saddled with the Earl of Dumbarton? Imagine the teasing he’s going to get at school over that.

      • Royalwatcher says:

        Excellent summation, lanne!! Thank you.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        The Queen could grant the new little Sussex boy the HRH immediately as she did for Charlotte & Louis.

      • Tina says:

        @Bay, the letters patent from 2012 said that all of William’s children would be styled HRH. So no one had to do anything further when George, Charlotte and Louis were born. If the Queen were going to issue new letters patent making this little one HRH, she would have done it already.

      • Casey20 says:

        If Queen doesn’t give him the Prince title he will get it when Charles becomes King

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Is “Dumbarton” pronounced differently than it looks (as “Chulmondeley” is pronounced “Chumley,” for example)? Maybe it sounds completely different in the Queen’s English than to us American blokes and won’t spawn unfriendly nicknames in the UK.

      • Tina says:

        @10kturtle, it’s pronounced pretty much exactly as it’s spelled. But it sounds much nicer in a Scottish accent in my opinion.

    • AryasMum says:

      He also has a lot of little girl cousins who will probably hug and kiss on him.

    • Yvette says:

      @lanne, thank you for breaking it down for us! 🙂

  33. Miss M says:

    Congrats to the couple!

  34. Chimney says:

    The video interview with Harry was adorable! He seemed so so happy and couldn’t stop smiling. All the best to the new family!

  35. Loretta says:


  36. Hanahk says:

    Sounds like a homebirth since they’re already back at frogmore cottage? That’s cool!

    Congrats to the couple, I hope their birth was amazing and they are enjoying this magical time!!!

  37. L84Tea says:

    Of course it’s a boy because I was convinced it was a girl and I am never, ever right about gender predictions. Also, I absolutely love that this all happened so quickly and quietly and that there will be no on demand photo calls. It’s so awesome to see them doing this all on their own terms, RR’s be damned.

    • PlainJane says:

      Agree! I am so glad they are doing this the way they want to! Glad that M isn’t doing a photo shoot a few hours after giving birth if that’s not her thing.

  38. Olenna says:

    Congratulations and best wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Baby Boy Sussex!

  39. gingersnaps says:

    Congratulations to Meghan and Harry! I just saw Harry’s interview and I can see how over the moon he is, I can feel his joy.

  40. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I hope they name him Spencer. But I doubt it. So happy for them!

    • Yvette says:

      Spencer Windsor, Earl of Dumbarton? Harry’s last name changes from Wales to Windsor once Charles becomes King, right?.

      • Candikat says:

        I think it would be Spencer Sussex, right? Say that one five times fast.

  41. a reader says:


    So happy for them!!! Cannot wait to see their little boy and learn the name. <3

  42. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Harry’s announcement so was so sweet. You could tell he was just a ball of emotions and so happy. And I loved his shout out to Meghan and to women in general. So happy for both of them.

  43. Nlopez says:

    Felicidades Harry &Meghan on your healthy baby boy! 🙌

  44. Enough S Enough says:


    Love & light to the Sussex Trio.

    How about “Barack?” (g)

  45. Guest says:

    The baby was born 5:26 British time – after midnight here

  46. Abby says:

    So freaking excited!!

  47. aquarius64 says:

    Oceans of love for the family of three. Cue the Markles for the planned hissy fits.

    • noway says:

      Tom Markle her father actually gave a nice statement. Not sure it will be the last thing he says, but if it is it’s good. Let’s all hope and pray.

  48. Jan says:

    So exciting! Congrats to them.

    I don’t understand the nitpicking over the timing of the announcements so I hope it’s kept to a minimum.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      There is nothing to mis-understand really – the first statement from BP stated she had gone into labour in the early hours of the morning and that a follow up announcement was coming soon.

      • Jan says:

        Yeah, I know. I said I don’t understand why other people are nitpicking over the timing.

  49. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them!
    I kept thinking it would be a girl. I hope they choose a nice name.

  50. Nev says:


  51. KidV says:

    I honestly thought it would be a girl.

  52. JRenee says:

    Maybe a non traditional first name, like Benjamin. Oh and then the traditional names…
    Benjamin Alexander Phillip Sussex has a nice ring to it 🙂

  53. Bunny says:

    Congratulations to the new parents, and welcome to the world, Baby Sussex!!!

    • Curryong says:

      I am so happy for this couple and I loved Harry’s short interview. He just couldn’t stop smiling. Tired but smiling! No for the first sight of the baby on Wednesday.

  54. Peg says:

    Even Ob-Gyns can’t tell the gender of the baby by looking tummies and they see all sizes and shapes.
    On Harry’s side of the announcement his family is covered, on Meghan’s it’s only Doria, who is staying with the couple.
    Thomas brought this on himself, chasing the almighty dollar, he lost his daughter and her family.
    Guess he will be seeing it in two days like the public.

  55. HeyThere! says:

    I’m in this for the name, LOL. I was thinking Oliver but I guess that’s the number one name over there(America here it’s only top 10). What about Nathaniel? It means Gift from God.

    Name stories are fascinating to me! We always go into the hospital with a list we like, then we see who the baby looks and feels like after they are born. I’m big on name meaning.

    • Penny says:

      My son’s name is Oliver, I’m thrilled thinking about all the fun they’re going to have with their new baby boy!! If they’re ever in LA and need a play date, my little guy is in!

    • Redgrl says:

      I thought Oliver as well. Or Alexander. Or John, shortened to Jack. Now that I think of it I’ve changed my own mind – Jack!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Unlikely because of Oliver Cromwell.

  56. Rina says:

    Congratulations Meghan and Harry on the birth of their baby boy!

    Doria, Windors, Spencers, close friends, extended families, and their fans and supporters across the world must be elated.

    I am very happy for them. Aww…a litte baby boy! 😇

  57. Michelle says:

    Just lost a bet! Was so convinced they were having a girl. So pleased for them & their new bundle of Joy.

  58. Parigo says:

    Actually teared up at this news!

  59. Reece says:

    Yaaay!!! What lovely news to wake up to! Congratulations!! I’m so happy for them!
    The video of Harry talking to the press is adorable. I love it.

    May 6th. I’m still calling it a Star Wars baby! lol

  60. Alexandria says:

    Ooh congrats. I thought it would be a boy because in my culture, if you looked all glowy, that meant a boy. If no, that meant a girl because girls ‘take away’ your beauty during the pregnancy. Either that ‘logic’ or she’s just too photogenic lol. Anyway congrats!

  61. Kittycat says:

    Today is also George Clooney’s birthday.

    • BarbN says:

      Yup. Those of us born on May 6 also share our birthdays with Rudolf Valentino, Sigmund Freud, Orson Welles, and the great baseball player Willie Mays.

  62. Isa says:

    I called just one boy. Surprised I was correct.
    I hope he is a red head!

  63. Isa says:

    I called just one boy. Surprised I was correct.
    I hope he is a red head!

  64. Lowrider says:

    Nice. Harry looks so flipping happy and excited!!

  65. SJR says:

    Well Congrats to them. Let them be happy, I say. Any happy news is welcome in the days of a Trump, that’s all I have to say.

  66. Seraphina says:

    Oh how fun. Congrats. Healthy mommy and baby is great news.

  67. intheknow says:

    I KNEW it was a bout when The Queen and almost everyone wore blue on Eastern Sunday. TQ always wears either pink or blue right before her great grand kids are born. She wore blue to church in the days before George was born, she wore pink in the days before Charlotte was born..etc etc…

    Before watching what colours TQ was wearing, I had no idea and wasn’t ‘vibing’ for either a boy or girl but became certain it was a boy on Eastern Sunday.

    • Susan says:

      Harry and Megan didn’t know the sex of the baby until he was born so what the Queen wore to church over the weekend wouldn’t have anything to do about hinting the baby’s sex.

  68. S says:

    Wonder if she did have the baby at home, as was speculated she might. If so, all the stuff about her not showing the baby at the hospital leaving was even sillier than once thought. If not, astounded they were able to get her to/from hospital secretly, despite intense scrutiny.

    In terms of labor and delivery announcement timing … I don’t even know if that’s Harry and Meghan. I have always read that protocol is the Queen must be told first of these things, and they likely wouldn’t have woken a 93-year-old woman to tell her anyone was in early labor until birth was imminent. The delay from the birth to the announcement of it, could likely be same. (If it was the parent’s choice, I think that’s fine, too, just getting ahead of press blaming them for “withholding” info.)

  69. Charfromdarock says:

    Yay for a healthy baby and Mom!

    Congratulations to them!

  70. Ex checker says:

    Best wishes to the new parents 😊 blessings to them. It’s funny I always thought Will looked so much like Diana but its Harry who has her heart. His words were funny and you could see he was totally blown away by Meg 🌷

  71. Anitas says:

    Wonderful news! I wish them all the best!

  72. Mrs. Peel says:

    Please don’t name him Arthur or Albert …

  73. Monique says:

    I bet he is gorgeous so happy for them. I bet the name is going to have Philip and Charles somewhere in there

  74. Beach Dreams says:

    So happy for Harry and Meghan! I think the way they announced the birth is the best of both worlds; that video of Harry is just so heartwarming. Charles, Philip, or Spencer for one of the names!

  75. Beli says:

    Harry’s announcement was precious. He was giddy and bouncing with happiness! Congratulations to both of them for what sounds like a smooth delivery.

    I was convinced they were having a girl… Maybe Robert, Alexander or Julian? Something classic and traditional, but not with a lot of royal history. It’s likely Charles or Philip will be a middle name, along with maybe Spencer or Francis to honour Diana.

  76. Mandy says:

    I loved watching Prince Harry speak about the birth. You can see how happy and excited he is, it’s just so sweet!
    Congrats to the new parents, I can’t wait to see pics!!

  77. KellyRyan says:

    Sweet News 🙂

    Harry’s beaming, rightfully so. Looking forward to baby pics.

  78. A says:

    I’m so happy for them! I’d called it all along that it would be a boy, and I’m honestly thrilled that I got it right, haha.

    Harry looks positively delighted. Can’t wait for the photo op in two days time.

    • CuriousCole says:

      I’d hoped it’d be a girl, but I couldn’t be happier for them! I cannot wait for pictures!! Harry has never been so happy, I love it.

      Side-note on the upcoming photocall: Weren’t we hoping the baby would come in time to disrupt the Cambridges’ coverage after their weird hissy fit about Harry’s planned events clashing with theirs? Makes me feel like this baby gets us.

  79. Casey20 says:

    OMG….Michelle Obama tweeted congratulations from her and President Obama!!

  80. Raina says:

    Love and blessings to them 😊

  81. Flying fish says:

    Dying to get on here to say CONGRATULATIONS. 🎊🎈🎉🍾
    Harry looked so cute and busting with pride…
    I cannot wait for later this week to coo over baby Sussex.

  82. MangoAngel says:

    Big day for babies…Meghan and Amy Schumer both bringing little boys into the world today. So so so sweet!!

  83. Jane says:

    Tearing up with happiness. I cannot wait to see the little precious bundle!

  84. Abby says:

    Petty patty – it took the KP IG acct 8 hours to congratulate after the royal Sussex account announced. And it was a REPOST of their announcement.

    Bizarro. I was somewhat estranged from my brothers and that’s not even how they reacted about my kiddo’s births on social media.

    • howdy says:

      But those are their WORK accounts, they are’nt personal accounts. How do you know they didn’t have a chat on the phone? I wouldn’t have bleated about my nieces births online either.

      • Abby says:

        I didn’t say they didn’t talk or see the Sussexes. Just thought it was weird the WORK account for Kensington Palace posted about the birth that happened at 5 am… at what… 2 am the next day, their time? Every news site was posting about it hours before the KP account. And they phoned it in with a repost.

        Just not a good look, IMO.

    • Emby says:

      I bet you one million dollars that they are not in charge of posting to that account themselves.
      They have an employee that does that. Come on.

      • Abby says:

        I am sure! But it was posted at almost 6 pm CST, which means it was in the middle of the night over in England. Weird time to post that.

    • Casey20 says:

      I’m thinking William and Kate rushed over to see the new baby….that’s what family does. I wouldn’t read to much into it…. but William is still an A-hole

  85. howdy says:

    I am glad it was a boy, less pressure. A girl is always more interesting to royal watchers.

    • Casey20 says:

      I agree. The comparisons between Charlotte would have been immediately. Hopefully the British media want start bullying a newborn. Who am I kidding, they bullied a pregnant woman up to the very minute she gave birth, so I’m sure they will began to bully a newborn!

  86. Leyton says:

    Congrats to the SUssex’s! I hoped the little bebe would be a girl but I’m just as happy about a healthy baby boy! He’s going to be so loved! I’m glad Doria was there with Meghan. I love Mama Doria so much- she’s just awesome to me!

    Harry is just beaming! Thanking the Horses because he’s so excited! Baby Boy Sussex is going to be running around with him in no time. I’m so very happy for him. He’s wanted this for a long time!

  87. blunt talker says:

    I hope they name him Spencer Phillip David Windsor. Nickname will be Spence.

  88. Ninette says:

    Dang! I was so sure it was be a girl!

  89. teehee says:

    Maybe there is an advantage to “immediate photo ops”– you havent yet been deprived of multiple nights sleep or been frantic all day long yet…. I bet you might actually look and feel better right away lol (by comparison)

  90. liriel says:

    Congrats, that’s most important part! To be honest I hoped for a girl, because mother-daughter relationship is special, girls are cuter, outfits etc.
    But boys do have an easier life, not so much scrutiny. With a girl there’d be too much scrutiny on potential curl pattern etc.
    Do you think they’ll try for another one?

  91. MaryRose says:

    John Henry Charles