The Royal Baby Is Here

Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding last year at St George's Chapel in Windsor was a global event

Prince Harry was present for the birth, describing it as "the most unbelievable experience I can ever possibly imagine".

In addition to its recent popularity, Arthur is a royal family tradition.

At other times in her pregnancy, Meghan toured Australia, Fiji and New Zealand.

When was the baby due?

But Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are anything but normal royals.

Civilians and celebrities alike have been sharing their well-wishes on social media, with the "Royal Baby" hashtag being the most popular trending topic worldwide.

The couple is yet to choose a name for their son.

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019", the palace said in a statement.

Unlike most modern royal births, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn't want to cause a scene during labor or make their way through flashing cameras following a hospital birth.

"The baby's a little bit overdue, so we've had a little bit of time to think about it. that's the next bit", the overjoyed dad added.

For now, British television stations refer to the new arrival as simply "Baby Sussex".

In recent years, the Lindo Wing at London's St. Mary's Hospital has been the de facto maternity ward for royal births.

She could do the same for Harry and Meghan's offspring, but the queen's feelings on that subject haven't been made public.

But in recent weeks, speculation mounted that Meghan would chose a home birth.

Harry promised that more details - such as the baby's name - will be shared in the coming days.

What happened after the birth?

Both she and Harry had studied hypnobirthing techniques and were hopeful of having an all-female midwife-led delivery in the privacy of their own home at Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate.

Before that, Priyanka Chopra wrote an essay to support Meghan Markle's listing in Time Magazine's 2018 list of 100 Most Influential People.

Staff members set up an official notice on an easel at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London.

The baby's sex was a surprise for the delighted couple, who chose not to find out what they were having.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their first child! "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension".

What will the baby be called?

News that Meghan Markle had given birth was greeted with heartfelt congratulations on both sides of the Atlantic-and a torrent of baby names for the newborn royal.

Arthur - a traditional royal name that is among the middle names of the baby's grandfather, the Prince of Wales, and his uncle the Duke of Cambridge - is the favorite with numerous bookies.

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