Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle gives birth to baby boy
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gave birth Monday to a baby boy, ending months of anticipation about the former American actress's first child with the U.K.'s Prince Harry. 

The baby, whose name has not yet been announced, was born at 05:26 BST and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, according to Buckingham Palace.


Prince Harry announced the birth of the baby, who is seventh in line to the throne. Harry, who was present at the birth, called it "the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined."

"It was amazing, absolutely incredible, and, as I said, I'm so incredibly proud of my wife," a beaming Harry told reporters.

"As every father and parent will ever say, you know, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to-die-for, so I'm just over the moon."

He said that the couple expects to make an announcement in two days about the name of their child, who is a dual U.S. and U.K. citizen by birth.

The Sussexes opted to keep details of the pregnancy and birth relatively private, forgoing a photo-op outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital Paddington. 

The birth comes nearly one year after Meghan Markle, a U.S.-born actress known for her role in "Suits," married Harry in Windsor, U.K.

The couple was congratulated by a number of U.S. figures, including former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaPrinceton must finish what it started The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Justices rule Manhattan prosecutor, but not Congress, can have Trump tax records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump takes on CDC over schools MORE, who, along with her husband former President Obama, has a close relationship with the royals.