Monday, May 6, 2019

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Welcome Their First Son

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Christmas Day 2017


TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have today (Monday, 6 May) welcomed the birth of their first child, a boy: he arrived at 5:26AM BST. Simultaneously, HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed their eighth great-grandchild. The newest royal baby is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne, and he will be styled Earl of Dumbarton, one of the subsidiary titles of the Duke of Sussex.

The Royal Family announces the arrival of the Earl of Dumbarton

On 27 November 2017, the engagement between HRH Prince Henry [Harry] Charles Albert David of Wales (b.London 15 September 1984) and Ms Rachel Meghan Markle (b.Los Angeles 4 August 1981) was announced by Clarence House and Kensington Palace. Prince Harry is the second son of the Prince of Wales (b.1949) and his first wife the late Lady Diana Spencer (1961-1997). Meghan Markle is the only child of Mr Thomas Markle Sr. (b.1944) and his second wife Doria Ragland (b.1956). The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married on 19 May 2018 at St George's Chapel, Windsor.

The engagement of Prince Harry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle

On 15 October 2018, Kensington Palace released the happy news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were expecting their first child. The due date was estimated to be in late April or early May. The couple and their newborn reside at Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Duke and Duchess announce they are expecting their child.


Coat of Arms of the Duke of Sussex

Coat of Arms of the Duchess of Sussex

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