The Duchess of Sussex went into labor early Monday morning.

By Allie Strickler
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People across the globe have been anxiously awaiting the royal baby's arrival ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were expecting back in October. Now, the day has finally come—the Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a baby boy.

Markle went into labor on Monday morning, Rebecca English, a royal correspondent for the Daily Mail, confirmed via tweet at around 9am ET. "My guess from speaking to people is that Meghan has had the baby and we will hear something this afternoon," she said.

Within the hour, news broke that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had welcomed a baby boy. (Related: Here's Why We're All So Obsessed with Meghan Markle)

"We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses' son weighs 7 lbs. 3oz.," read an announcement from the royal couple's official Instagram account.

Markle and her baby—who will be seventh in line to the throne, according to NBC News—are both in good health, the announcement continued.

As for Prince Harry, he was right by the Duchess' side when she gave birth, according to CNN. "It was amazing," he told reporters, per TODAY. "As every father and parent will ever say your baby is absolutely amazing... I'm just over the moon."

"How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension," Prince Harry continued. "But we're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everyone out there." (Related: Meghan Markle Wrote a Powerful Essay About the Exact Moment She Learned She Was "Enough")

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a few photos of their baby boy on their royal Instagram account and revealed his name to the world: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

"It's magic, it's pretty amazing," Markle told reporters, per The Washington Post. "I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy."

The royal couple said their firstborn child has "the sweetest temperament," though Prince Harry joked, "I don't know who he gets that from."

Congrats to the beautiful couple!



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