The royal family just got a little bigger.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child,a 7-pound, 3-ounce baby boy!
The announcement adhered to the couple’s intent to keep details around the baby’s arrival under tight wraps. A statement released by the palace earlier last month cautioned that Harry and Meghan planned to share news about the birth only “once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
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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.
The baby’s arrival caps an eventful year for the duke and duchess, who are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
The couple tied the knot last year on May 19 in a ceremony watched around the world. Five months later, Kensington Palace delighted royal fans when it announced that Meghan was pregnant with her first child.
The new baby is the eighth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
The new royal baby now becomes the seventh in line to the throne, behind his father; three cousins, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, who just celebrated his first birthday; Harry’s brother, Prince William, and the baby’s grandfather, Prince Charles.
News about the impending addition for Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, broke last October as the couple began their first official trip abroad, a two-week royal tour through Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
Meghan’s growing belly, or what Harry soon called “our little bump,” became the center of attention at every public excursion. Nearly every cradle of Meghan’s stomach became news. At one period, rumors spread quickly that the duchess was expecting twins.
Becoming parents is the latest milestone for Harry and Meghan, who met in July 2016 on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. The prince proposed to the California-born actress a year later during a “cozy” night roasting a chicken inside his Kensington Palace cottage. The pair kept their engagement under wraps until Kensington Palace made it public a few weeks later.
It’s a boy for Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer.
The comedian revealed the happy news in an Instagram post slamming fast food chain Wendy’s and calling out Chance the Rapper for endorsing the brand.
“Hey! We love @chancetherapper and hate to be the ones to tell him that Wendys is the only fast food chain refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault and rape in the fields. This is true,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself with Fischer, 39, in a nursery.
“Please read that sentence again. Message for the people in charge: Instead of spicy nuggets, we want food that is harvested with dignity NOT violence. Please join the @fairfoodprogram and #BoycottWendys link in my bio of how you can help,” the 37-year-old “Trainwreck” star continued.
Days earlier, she shared a photo of her growing bump from a doctor’s office, writing, “Oh yeah does it feel to everyone like I’ve been pregnant for a long time? It must be getting annoying to you all that I’m still pregnant. Well imagine how I feel mother f—ker!!!!!!”
Schumer has been open about the struggles she’s faced with her first pregnancy since announcing in October that she was expecting.