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It’s a boy – Harry and Meghan welcome royal baby

Mother and child are doing well.

Speaking from Windsor, the Duke of Sussex said: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy.”

The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a baby son weighing 7lbs 3oz and mother and child are doing well, the palace has announced.

Here’s the latest from Windsor:

2.57pm:

Harry added: “I haven’t been at many births.

“This is definitely my first birth – it was amazing, absolutely incredible.

“I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.

“And as every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing.

“But this little thing is absolutely to-die-for so I’m absolutely over the moon.”

2.55pm:

Harry said the couple were “still thinking about names” for their son.

He said: “The baby was a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.

“That’s the next bit.”

He said he planned to make another announcement in two days’ time “so everyone can see the baby”.

2.53pm:

Duke of Sussex

Proud father: The Duke of Sussex makes the announcement

2.50pm:

A beaming Harry said: “It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.

“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.  But we’re both absolutely thrilled.

“We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there, it’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.”

2.40pm:

2.35pm:

Speaking from Windsor, the Duke of Sussex said: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy baby boy.”

2.30pm:

Here’s the Buckingham Palace statement in full:

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs.

“The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz.

“The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.

“The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.

“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

The name of the baby, which is seventh in line to the throne, will be announced at a later date.

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