Meghan Markle gives birth to baby boy

Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby boy.

Kensington Palace said in a statement that Meghan went into labor early Monday morning. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, was by Meghan’s side, the statement said.

The boy was born at 5:26 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, the palace said.

In a statement in Windsor, Prince Harry said mother and baby are “doing incredibly well”.

He added: “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.”

A name is still to be decided, Harry said.

A private affair

Former Hollywood star Meghan’s baby bump was one of the most photographed in history, but for all the attention received in the womb, this royal birth was a private affair; the Duke and Duchess ditched decades of tradition by not having their baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

That’s where both Princess Diana and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to all of their children, and where they famously posed for the world’s press on the steps outside with their newborns.