MEGHAN Markle has given birth to a baby boy and royal watchers are speculating about possible names for their first child.
Let's look at some of the names that bookmakers believe the couple may be considering.
What will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby be named?
Per royal protocol, the Queen reportedly has to be the first to know of the birth and the name of the child, however, both Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, are free to choose their own name.
- Arthur – 5/1
- Albert – 6/1
- Philip – 6/1
- James – 8/1
- Alexander – 10/1
- Alfred – 10/1
- Thomas – 12/1
- Spencer – 14/1
- Charles – 16/1
- Edward – 16/1
- Henry – 16/1
- Richard – 16/1
How did Kensington Palace announce Prince Harry's first child?
Kensington Palace announced the news on its official Twitter page.
The message read: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019.
"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."
Meghan Markle’s mum Doria Ragland then released a statement through Kensington Palace saying she was "very happy" and "looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild".
When asked if Meghan's dad Thomas had been made aware of the news the Palace responded with "no comment."
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.
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When did Harry and Meghan get married?
The couple tied the knot on May 19, 2018, less than two years after they first announced they were together in November 2016.
The wedding took place at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and was attended by A-list stars and watched around the world.
Prince William was best man, and here is the full list of bridesmaids and page boys.
It is rumoured that the couple informed the Royal Family of Meghan's pregnancy at the wedding of Princess Eugenie.
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