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It's a Boy: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Welcome New Baby

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It's a boy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

On Monday, May 6, the official social media accounts for the royal couple announced the birth of the couple's son.

Fans around the world had been waiting for weeks, looking for any sign that Duchess Meghan Markle had gone into labor. Breaking with royal tradition, the couple had announced their decision earlier to keep the details of their birth private.

"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private," an announcement read. "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."

But in the early morning hours of Monday, Baby Sussex was ready to make his debut as multiple reports said she had officially gone into labor.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. EST, the Sussex Royal Instagram page shared the official news: It's a boy and mommy and son are both healthy.

"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 6, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses' son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.

"The Duchess and baby are both heathy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives."

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.

52k Likes, 3,170 Comments - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Instagram: "We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed..."

The couple had also previously announced they would not be doing the famous photocall hours after giving birth, although an excited Prince Harry spoke to the press outside their home shortly after the news broke.

This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess' first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz. Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy.

79.9k Likes, 2,209 Comments - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Instagram: "This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the..."

"How any woman does what they do is absolutely beyond comprehension," Prince Harry said."But we're both absolutely thrilled."

Congratulations to the couple.