Meghan Markle Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby Boy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, have welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy, the royal family confirmed on Monday.

Kensington Palace reported that Meghan went into labour early Monday morning, with Harry by her side.

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

Proud Father

Harry could barely contain his excitement while giving a statement to the press. “It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined,” he told reporters.

 “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing.”

Prince Harry also said that the family would meet with members of the news media “in two days, as a family.”

The Baby Represents Much to Many

The new baby is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth great-grandchild and the seventh in line to the British throne. But more than that, he represents a change for the oldest of houses, being the first multiracial baby in the British monarchy’s recent history.

It is almost certain that the baby will be the object of uncommon fascination, adored and criticized alike as a symbol of the modernization of Britain’s royal family.

For many, the new baby’s importance will indelibly be linked with race.

Meghan, the daughter of a white man and a black woman, grew up in a mostly white neighbourhood, where her mother was often mistaken for her nanny, described in an essay how she hesitated as a schoolgirl to fill out a form where she should state whether she is white or black.

When her teacher told her to mark “Caucasian” because that’s “how she looked”, Meghan refused.

“I left my identity blank-a question mark, an absolute incomplete – much like how I felt,” she wrote.

Her father, enraged when he heard of what happened, advised her to draw her own box if that happens again.


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