Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has given birth to a baby boy.

Her husband Prince Harry made the announcement in a statement on Monday to television cameras in Windsor.

“We’re delighted to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning — a very healthy boy,” a beaming Prince Harry said.

“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.”

Buckingham Palace said the boy, seventh in line to the throne, was born at 0526 local time (0426 GMT), weighing seven pounds and three ounces.

“The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage,” it added.

It added that Prince Harry was present for the birth.

“How any woman can do what they do is beyond comprehension,” Prince Harry said in his brief comments.

“We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there.”

– AFP