Buckingham Palace has announced the Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a son at 5.26 am (local time) on Monday, 6 May 2019.
The announcement appeared on social media, including Instagram and Twitter, and on an ornate gold easel in the forecourt at the Palace.
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We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz. The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.
According to the statement, the Duchess and the baby are doing well.
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.
The baby weighs 7 pounds and 3 ounces (3.2602 kilograms).
The Duke of Sussex was present during the birth.
According to Debrett’s, as the eldest son of a Duke, the baby is entitled to use one of his father’s subsidiary titles, most likely to be the Earl of Dumbarton, rather than as a prince.
What title might the new #royalbaby receive? As the eldest son of a duke, he is entitled to use one of his father’s subsidiary titles – most likely the Earl of Dumbarton. However, HM The Queen might decide to issue Letters Patent to allow him the style Prince
— Debrett’s (@Debretts) May 6, 2019