Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to her first child, a baby boy. The actress who is married to Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, went into labor in the early hours of Monday morning, Buckingham Palace has announced. She is a week past her due date, which was previously announced as April 28.

The Duchess gave birth to her son in a hospital in London, despite initial reports she was planning a home birth at the couple's residence of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. Doctors reportedly advised against a home birth since the 37-year-old Duchess is considered high-risk due to her age.

The news comes amid reports that Meghan had already given birth to a healthy baby girl named Ivy last week. Reports suggested Meghan and Harry are secretive about the birth because the newborn is not in direct line to the throne as Prince William's children are.

Harry and Meghan confirmed they were expecting back in October. The former Suits star has kept up with public appearances throughout her pregnancy, although she cut back on some scheduled appearances while in Australia for the Invictus Games, as she was suffering from jetlag and exhaustion.

Last month, the couple also shared that they would not immediately announce the birth of their baby, in order to avoid the media circus surrounding the arrival of Harry's older brother Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's three children.

Unlike Kate, Meghan will not introduce the newborn to her British subjects when she leaves the hospital, as was tradition with past Royal births.

"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private," a spokesperson commented. "The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."

Harry, 34, and Meghan began dating in June 2016 and wed in a star-studded ceremony at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018.

There are reports that Oprah's bestie, Gayle King visited England to interview the Royal couple ahead of the birth of their first child.

Photos by Getty Images, WENN.com

  • NewNew

    Wishing them an easy and uneventful brith. ?

  • guest

    CONGRATS to them both!

  • 11pink123

    So basically she got married because she was pregnant.

  • Sha

    Congrats

  • Coy little wink

    That baby gonna have so much swag sweet Jesus ????

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Congrats but to me love isn't worth it. If I were Meghan I would pack my bags and throw deuces to the RF and all of those complaining, whiny arse people.

  • Bashi22

    Her job is done

  • ATL White Guy

    That would be a long pregnancy - May 2018 to May 2019.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Boy, meaning "sex assigned at birth"? ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Auntie, you're falling down on your job.
    The baby boy was born at 5:26 a.m. which was 11:26 am. EDT.
    We thought you had connections, Auntie. LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Troll

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No she needs to spit out a girl.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    WHY??

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Oh really? Isn't this the nomenclature and mindset of the present age?

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Lol

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    I hope that baby come out with the same complexion as her mother with red hair ?? the queen will surely fall over and die ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Nope only trolls like you obsess over sex and gender.
    Get a hobby.

  • tintin

    that baby gone be pale as hell with his daddy hair color.

  • Guest

    Congrats Meghan and Harry!

  • Renee26

    She looked so beautiful and classy in that top pic ? Congrats to them!!

  • BRuhman_Vista

    You seem like the one obsessed. How biased of you to presume a child's sex so early in the process?

  • Renee26

    A whole tribe... Get a bunch of melanin up in the palace

  • n1kk1a

    Seems like that’s how long she was pregnant!

  • Coy little wink

    Because his mama and daddy got swag...hello

  • KcoolMuziq

    I SO hope this is a chocolate baby.

  • Yoni7

    Congrats. Beautiful attire/dress in the top pic.

  • suganspice68

    Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! I look forward to seeing their new son.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I hope he comes out the same shade as Wesley Snipes!! Let all the racists have to Git Over It! https://media2.giphy.com/media/YMn7DrDDJODIs/giphy.gif

  • Renee26

    LMAO chile those demons would probably lock him and her away in the attack. She'd vanish and nobody would know why

  • Topic Influencer

    Not to mention they announced the wedding way before even then. Right before Christmas in 2017.

  • TamG

    I just saw a video of him announcing the birth himself to the press, which was a refreshing change. He seemed so elated. He did things his way, a rebel with a cause. He defied the rules, went and fell in love with a biracial American actress. And didn’t care who didn’t like it lol.

    Congrats to them both.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Congrats to the couple.

  • Topic Influencer

    I just knew it was gonna be a GIRL. Congrats to them!!!

  • Phillybruh

    He's going to a red headed stud who will never be king but just as popular as the king. It's a good gig if you can get it.

  • Rayne

    What’s the birthdate?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    lol
    Ya'll are tripping this morning.

  • hottlanta

    What r parents supposed 2 do now instead of assigning sex at birth. We supposed 2 wait for a menustral cycle or a penis or breast 2 grow then say we have a boy or girl. And we wonder why these kids r lost. In my house 2 r a boy or a girl. In your house u can b whatever u want 2 be

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Today, May 6, they say

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Troll blocked.

  • Phillybruh

    I think Harry is her favorite and the reason kate and Megan don't get along is because the queen likes her to.

  • Rayne

    Oh ok. Thought she was gon pop on my son bday May 3

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She'll just have to come back here to the U.S. and file for the Child support l0l!
    The line for International Child Support starts here > $$$.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    I like the fact that they are maintaining their privacy, not the norm. I'm a fan of going against the grain.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Love this, she wore that pregnancy well..Some nice news to read about with all the tragic stuff happening everyday

    Congrats to them

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong
  • Karen Brady

    An AFRO in the family! Nice. Congrats and he'll be a cutie I'm sure. Now I will not obsess over this baby like so many others here will but I will focus on the babies that I actually know and the ones that I'm related to.

  • Yoni7

    How are you? Happy (belated) New Year, Lil Man. How is FIL, if you don't mind me asking?

  • Karen Brady

    :-). She gon' need her medic alert bracelet fo shizzle.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Prince Harry is so much like his Mother...

  • Karen Brady

    Mmph.. mmph.. mmph.. now that's a whole nother shade of dark.

  • Yoni7

    Who determined yours and when/how?

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You too?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    A Red afro at that!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Probably More notorious.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Me too l0l! LaQuina Harria Megnita of Suss3x https://media2.giphy.com/media/13raI9ASPggwk8/giphy.gif

  • hottlanta

    I can see the nursing staff checking for darkness on the ears already. That aint dirt yall. That is blackness n u cant wash that off ???

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Yes, someone Can't count!!!! They want Anything But the truth.

  • Keyshia Ray

    Who cares!!!! Ijs....

  • Karen Brady

    *FAINTS* Then gets up and HOLLERS!!!!! Gurrrlllllllllll…..

  • justlooking

    Congratulations! I can't wait to see him.

  • 11pink123

    I don’t know or follow these people, I just remember she was married recently and now their is a baby. Baby was prob born 3 months ago. I don’t believe nothing these white ppl do.

    Look I don’t care that much to talk about them. If I’m wrong I’m wrong. I apologize.

    Cause I don’t care enough to talk about these ppl??

  • Cliffpetty

    Hilarious

  • hi-liter

    Was hoping for a girl with ginger hair.

  • ALLMINE?

    That baby ain't gonna have no afro

  • WhoKnew

    Congrats Harry and Meghan! That red-headed baby finally arrived! Blessings to the new angel!

  • tia

    Congrats to both of them. I am ready to lay my eyes on this particular baby. Good for them and prayers for them too.

  • ALLMINE?

    Congratulations to the "BLACK" queen. ?????

  • iWasteTime

    Trevor is here!!! , Winston, Rupert, Devon or Nestar
    Congratulations to them! !

  • Sassie

    Why isn't Harry and Meghan's baby not in line for the throne but the other brother's baby is? I don't understand all that royal stuff...

  • WhoKnew

    I saw the video and Harry could hardly contain his excitement and joy at the birth of his new son. I was so happy for him. He's been through a lot after losing his mum.

  • MrsSpice1

    Congrats ??? ??!!!

  • Sassie

    It won't be. The dad is pure white and the mom is biracial and high yellow...that kid won't be dark at all....Meghan's mom isn't even a dark woman, so where would the chocolate come from?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    My dad said he hopes the baby is dark brown with an Afro ? I hollered...I personally could care less.

  • Coy little wink

    I hope he's a ginger ?

  • hottlanta

    Be like in the movie life with him going down the line looking for the real baby daddy

  • Yoni7

    I hope that baby's hair is curled tighter than a Black Power fist with a glove on. Harry gone be coming that baby's head like Boosie did his son. https://media0.giphy.com/media/3ySE048nUBZ6w/giphy.gif https://media1.giphy.com/media/3oz8xFyDfGF4ds1JQs/giphy.gif

  • WhoKnew

    No knee-hi socks and shorts for this kid. Uh uh. I'm wit it. Get your swag on little man!

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    me too

  • KcoolMuziq

    It's happened before in black/mixed families. Everybody can be lightskin except for one.

  • Neva RuthLess

    Congratulations ???? I was really hoping for a girl to be honest though. Maybe next time around a little girl? Also it’s a slim chance this little boy will have red hair seeing that boys inherit more genes from the mother and red hair is rare on both Harry and Meghan side. The baby will have light or dark brown hair.

  • Coy little wink

    Firstborn succeeds the throne...thats William

  • iWasteTime

    He is in line for the throne but he is a low number.
    First after the Queen go is her son Charles, 2. William 3. George (Williams son) 4. Louis (Willaims Youngest son ) 5. Harry 6. Prince Andrew (Queen's son) 7&8 Princess Beatrice and Eugena (Andrew's kids) 9. Prince Edward

  • MsPam

    Can we get a new post?!

  • Bashi22

    No she won’t

  • Neva RuthLess

    Not likely. Harry has recessive genes and Meghan has dominant traits such as dark thick curly hair.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Please I don’t know why ppl obsessed with her

  • Victor Nathan

    the lineage of kingship is down the first child of the king or queen...so it will be prince Charles---prince William---prince George

  • hottlanta

    Hi lady. How is my lil man doing. I was glad 2 hear about the birth of a baby instead of tacky Tiffany haddish talking bout she dont date. Her date are sex toys she gets with Groupon. I was like really.??

  • Phillybruh

    I think Harry's son trumps Andrew.

  • Yoni7

    <------ is not obsessed, but I tell ya, it's better than being downstairs in that sad post. I'll take THIS over that, granted there isn't much else to say that hasn't already been said. LOL

  • Coy little wink

    it's possible so probability is not my concern

  • WhoKnew

    The baby's name is going to be Radio Raheem of Sussex to mix in Meghan's AA heritage. I'm just kidding. Chill.

    I'm so thrilled for Harry and Meg. I love these to together. Super cute. Super in love. Super happy = a little healthy and happy red-headed boy angel.

  • guest

    Harry is so happy and excited! I just watch hia video statement and he is "over the moon!" Lol and I was reading the Daily Mail comments and those Britons have nothing nice to say, no kinds words, etc.... smdh they do.not like Meghan.

  • WhoKnew

    It's not being super obsessed. We have sooooo much bad news on a daily basis that we want to hear good reporting for a change. When I saw this announcement on Yahoo, I said to myself "good news on a Monday morning". And I think I can speak for at least a few people who agree that we just want to hear about good and positive news for a change.

    Speaking of which, I hope you have a good day!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Meghan will be pregnant again before the end of the year because she will turn 38 over the summer.

  • smartchickfl

    Congrats! Baby boys are awesome(all babies are)?!!

  • free

    LaMarkle/LeMarkle, Prince of Sussex!

  • Seldomseen

    Aww, can’t wait to see the little fella

  • smartchickfl

    ??

  • Kimocha

    Just seeing the smile on Harry's face was Everything!... They sure are hating on Meghan in the UK tho as usual, SMDH!!!.... Congrats to the happy couple!

  • speakinmymind

    We heard u the first time and Coy STILL said what she said. ???

    Edited to correct he to she...sorry Coy!??

  • Baaba Sanders

    You forgot Charlotte. She is 4th and Louis is 5th.

  • TriniHarlem

    I literally was going to say this ?

  • Logan Roberts

    Congrats Meghan and Harry. Harry said he doesn't know how women do it lol. I know Meghan is happy, I remember those days & one child is enough for me?

  • Coy little wink

    Lol ? why she tryna rain on my parade idk

    Btw i'm a woman!

  • MJF

    Harry is quite a handsome man, I'm absolutely sure they created a beautiful baby! Congrats to the happy couple! ***I said this in a British accent...just because***

  • Rayne

    Smh. I’m kinda over her non funny self. She was over hyped any way. Remind me next year to take my son to Disney land instead of a party. Cause whooo Chile it was chirrun everywhere hyped up on cake. He got about 60 presents and envelopes stuffed with money. Basement flooded with toys.? I hate clutter. My old mans family is too GOT DAMN BIG!! Three cakes! And I’m throwing it all away! I’m not neva throwing another kid part! ??FAWK THAT!!???

  • the guest

    They’re lovely marrieds and I’m happy for the birth of their first child. Wish them every happiness.

  • Karen Brady

    Your whole comment. Your whole damn comment.

  • Rayne

    FIL passed the day before. May 2nd 9:39 pm. ? yoni he bought hm something and it came fed ex that same day. I was so happy/shocked. He left him something. We gon look this evening to see what it is. I said that was so sweet.

  • speakinmymind

    Shyt like this is why I love the internet!???

  • speakinmymind

    free, log off!! ???

  • Yoni7
  • Mz_Opinionated

    ?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    My dad is a character. He said that and all I could do was look at him and bust out laughing...

  • Hazel

    And then they go through life with everyone giving the mom the side-eye...

  • Yoni7

    I am so sorry for your loss! But I'm so glad he was able to share one last thing with him. I pray for your strength and healing through your time of bereavement. May The Almighty cover and fill your territory with love during this time.

  • JesusSidePEACE

    Congrats! Beautiful couple too!

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Alextra Ballard

    Congratulations 2 Meghan and nem.....Meghan ain Kate.....she is not finna get out of her bed,4 tew 5 hours after givin birth and dew a photo op.
    It ain happenin.

  • OvertheMississippi

    LaMarquez!

  • JayBird

    I pray to God that baby comes out with nappy red hair and freckles That would be the cutest thing ever.

  • Bashi22

    Ok ?? then

  • hottlanta

    Gurl l went 2 one child party they had an ice sculpture n a piano n the baby was 1. These parents try to out instagram each other. When l gave my lil hots their party l gave it outside. Had a sheet cake made kool aid in a big new garbage can and ice cream. Invited the whole neighborhood. They remember that party still 2 this day.

  • JayBird

    I hope so too. I hope its tighter than a drum.

  • hottlanta

    Cant wait for them 2 put an afro pick in the palace.

  • Parent

    Congratulation to them. No greater feeling in the world.

  • Renee Bee

    I went and reread your comment in my fake, snooty, upmarket British voice.

  • missmiami305
  • missmiami305

    Same! Meghan doesn’t even embrace her roots and yet folks everywhere give her wayyyyy more credit than she deserves.

  • MJF

    Lmao

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    She’s had the weirdest pregnancy!! Big, little, huge, round!

  • Missy

    Omg i luuuv (natural) red hair on black kids.

  • Lady_Elle

    So happy for this couple!
    Congratulations!!! :-D

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Way too much

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks it’s ok I hate Monday’s I’m ready to go home. Same to u too! I can’t wait till my vacation a money from now

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey yoni!

  • 2gr8ful

    Congrats, I enjoy seeing this couple together. Princess Di would have been so proud.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I hope so too... OUR red head babies are so cute I wish I could pop out one myself LOL...

  • Renee Bee

    Awwwww man! I was so hoping to hear good news. My heartfelt condolences to you, your husband- his caregiver and the rest of the fam.

  • Yoni7

    Hey Boo!

  • Yoni7

    I know Meghan's mama is somewhere sage'n the fukk outta that baby.

  • Rayne

    Thank you so much Renee!

  • B.Loveitt

    So...

  • B.Loveitt

    !!!Thank you!!!

  • Rayne

    See....we similar. He had it at a conservatory.

  • Rayne

    Thank you so much yoni. I appreciate that.

  • Yoni7

    *hugs you* You're welcome.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Congratulations to them!!!!!!!
    She stayed beautiful and put together till the very end of the pregnancy. By month 6 I was looking completely crazy

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    lmao

  • Karen Brady

    Please!

  • hottlanta

    London is lit. They got the cutest brown baby ballons n everythang. Still waiting on her messy all lives matter white sister 2 say something.

  • hottlanta

    Not while a black mama is over there. Hell 2the naw.

  • Let them eat cake

    that baby is white. 75% is white.

  • Nophace

    Maaaaaan, phuck them and that baby!!! How about the U.S. mind their own damn business for once. I'm sure there's some other news, positive news that can be talked about in regards to someone/something going on over here!!

  • Trace da Ace

    Well congrats to them....now I hope folks can move on and stop ovary hustling this woman...smdh

    ps...Harry looks like a ginger snack in that suit up top.....jus saying...

  • WhoKnew

    The ginger snacks in the brown bag? Yum.

  • WhoKnew

    Enjoy your upcoming vacay!

  • Dee

    Damn, he is going to be bald one day?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    She is smiling down on them??

  • TheOwley

    Congratulations to the happy couple. They wanted to raise the child genderless. Now that we know it's a boy, will they put him in girl's clothes if he dare utter how much he likes Princess Elsa and wants to be like her. This is what happened to that other actress. I hope they let this boy be a child.

  • Karen Brady

    CHUCKLES

  • facingrealit1

    Meghan didn't want to show that baby because there was a very good possibility it would be as dark as her mother and that would be the news in England for an eternity....first black royal born...news at 2, 3, 4 and 5 o'clock....daily!

  • Rere

    Can't wait to see her son!!! Lmao!!! What if he's that good ol' caramel or dark chocolate (I know that's reaching) and a curly ass fro ?????? I'm here for it????

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why do I get the feeling that this decision was not “personal” but forced?

  • Isignedup4this

    Because it’s fake. I wish you ppl wake TF up!!!

  • Dr. C

    That is a perfect description of the sister.? You know they won't wait 48 hours before slinging mud.

  • Dr. C

    That is a perfect description of the sister.? You know they won't wait 48 hours before slinging mud.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I heard the going to name him Trayvon in honor of Trayvon martin

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I heard the going to name him Trayvon in honor of Trayvon martin

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks hun! I will I’ll be away from work

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yup overrated

  • Malificent

    I wonder what its like in a royal's delivery room and if Harry is watching the baby come out and seeing her poop...I know that's a little weird but I wonder sometimes about weird stuff.

  • Allihave2say

    The media frenzy around this birth would be uncontainable.
    Welp, the reason Megan was always holding her baby bump is because that boy is huge. I remember seeing a video of the baby kicking.Meghan was amazingly thin throughout the pregnancy so I'm sure she felt every move the baby made. William talking about his pride in his wife and new son, is going to push Kate over the edge.

    Go back and look at the videos of Kate and Will after the birth of their children, or at anytime, she's looking up at Will smiling and gazing. Will always looks away from her.

  • Allihave2say

    Not every woman poops.

  • Allihave2say

    I think it was personal for a few reasons:
    1. The media frenzy would be hysterical.
    2. All the things that people around the world have said about Meghan have been extremely hateful. I'm sure she wants to love and enjoy her baby without and before the critics bite on.

  • Allihave2say

    The Lizard Queen wouldn't allow this to happen. They'd be exiled for sure.

  • Allihave2say

    LOL!!!!

  • Allihave2say

    Meghan will have her head wrapped up for the next 6 weeks. They won't be an pink peen for Meghan in the immediate future.

    The baby will have hand mits, a t-shirt under a onesie, a cap on his head and a white burping cloth aka diaper

  • Allihave2say

    I like the Suxxes especially after the camera caught Harry stroking Meghan's hair. However they bought have big noses.

  • Allihave2say

    PS I was hoping for a curly haired girl.

  • Allihave2say

    This is why Meghan isn't rushing to share the baby.

  • Allihave2say

    Painful laughing!

  • Allihave2say

    Rodeo Roderick Dondrick Sussex.

  • Allihave2say

    It's because we know her one drop disturbs them!

  • Allihave2say

    Harry is taking cornrow classes right now.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Congrats to them

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Who is ‘you people’?

  • Malificent

    oh ok I thought everyone who pushes poops. Learn something new every day. Thanks for telling me.

  • Allihave2say

    Chile, if I had pooped while in delivery I'd still be feeling some kind of embarrassed to this very day.