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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have given birth to their first child together, a boy.
This little boy becomes the first multiracial baby in the British monarchy’s recent history. He is also 7th in line to the British throne, behind his father Prince Harry.
The new baby was born at 5:26 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. A name has not yet been chosen.
Britain is 87 percent white, but multiracial children make up its fastest-growing ethnic category, and will soon be the country’s largest minority group. After the entry of Meghan Markle, the first multiracial woman in the Royal Family, being that her mother is black, people immediately began to anticipate the birth of the couple’s first child.
"I’m so incredibly proud of my wife." Prince Harry makes brief remarks outside of Frogmore Cottage, the Windsor home where he and Meghan will raise their son. https://t.co/73feIsEu01 pic.twitter.com/E6jfbSp6d7
— ABC News (@ABC) May 6, 2019
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs.
The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz and The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.
Read the full announcement here: https://t.co/RCUFjQG8pe
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019