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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Welcome Baby into World, Royal Family Proudly Announces


People across the world have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby since the official announcement that they were expecting their first born. On May 6, 2019, at 5:26 a.m. their precious baby boy was warmly welcomed into the world.

Doria Ragland, Markle’s mother, was present for the birth and is with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Frogmore Cottage.

Many expectantly wondered what the sex of the baby would be and even Prince Harry hoped that a baby girl would be on the way, but the palace confirmed that the baby boy was delivered safely.

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The little boy was born happy and healthy, weighing 7 lbs, 3 oz.

He is now seventh in line to the throne, just behind his father, making Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie’s father, eighth in line.

The line of succession following the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new baby is Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, new royal baby, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Prince Edward.

Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son is set to inherit a title, rumors have circulated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may choose to forgo their child’s royal title in order to give the child “a relatively normal life.”


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A royal source told The Sunday Times in Oct. 2018, “That word ‘normal’ looms very large for Harry and Meghan when it comes to their child’s future.”

So much so that Meghan opted out of using the traditional royal household gynecologists in order to use her own personally curated team of professionals.

Even if the baby does not end up having a royal title, he will have “automatic entitlement” to citizenship in both Britain and the United States.


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Dr. Devyani Prabhat of the University of Bristol Law School told Huffington Post, “The royal baby will be entitled to both British and American citizenship as both countries provide for transmission of citizenship through bloodlinks at least for two generations. Both countries permit dual nationality holding by their citizens.”

In lieu of sending gifts, the couple has asked the public to consider donating to four different charities that were recently featured on their new Instagram profile.

One charity, The Lunchbox Fund, provides daily meals to children in South Africa who would otherwise not receive a meal.


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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so grateful for the well wishes in anticipation of their first born. Today we introduce you to one of four charities the couple has asked that you consider supporting in lieu of sending gifts. Please meet The Lunchbox Fund:@thelunchboxfund provides a nutritious daily school meal to children in South Africa who would otherwise go hungry. Since its inception, @thelunchboxfund has provided over 20 million meals to school children in need. This meal encourages children to attend school and enables them to better concentrate and maximise their learning potential. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are committed to supporting the children and communities of the 53 commonwealth countries around the world. For those members of the public who have graciously asked to send baby gifts for the couple’s upcoming arrival, they ask that instead, you consider lending your support to @thelunchboxfund or the other 3 charities we will be sharing on our page Thank you for your kindness! Photos courtesy of: @thelunchboxfund

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Another charity, Little Village, is a London-based organization that collects clothes and toys for children between the ages of newborn to 5 years old.


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As a continuation of yesterday’s post, we now introduce you to London based organisation, Little Village. Similar to a food bank, @littlevillagehq is for clothes, toys and essentials for babies and children up to the age of five. The Duchess of Sussex became aware of the organisation last December and strongly believes in their community ethos and goal to ensure every parent and young child have the necessary supplies and support they need. The couple have made private contributions in the last few months, and are excited to share this special organisation with you. Please consider supporting @littlevillagehq – their staff and volunteers work tirelessly to help local families have the support they need to thrive. That’s what community is all about. Photos via: @littlevillagehq

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Well Child is a charity that helps children suffering from serious illnesses thrive at home with their families.


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The Duke of Sussex has proudly been patron of UK based organization Well Child since 2007. Over 100,000 children and young people are living with serious illness or exceptional health needs across the UK. Many spend months, even years in hospital vs at home because there is no support enabling them to leave. Well Child’s vision is for every child and young person living with serious health needs to have the best chance to thrive properly supported at home with their families. Both the Duke and Duchess attended the Well Child Awards in the winter of 2018, supporting the incredible families and children who benefit from the Well Child programs. For those who have inquired, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ask that you consider supporting @wellchild and three other select charities in lieu of sending baby gifts for their upcoming arrival. Thank you for the support and kindness! Photos via: @wellchild #worldhealthday

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Lastly, in honor of Meghan’s Los Angeles roots, the royal couple has chosen one charity in the LA-area called Baby2Baby which helps provide diapers, clothing and essentials to children living in poverty.


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Last but not least, we would like you to meet @Baby2Baby! As we shared, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for your kindness in anticipation of their baby. As a result of the inspiring support they have received from all of you, Baby2Baby is one of four selected charities they would like to introduce you to. As a native of Los Angeles, The Duchess of Sussex wanted to include a locally based charity from her hometown that helps children and parents in need. Baby2Baby provides children ages 0-12 living in poverty with the necessities every child deserves. In the last seven years, B2B has distributed over 50 million items to children in homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, foster care, hospitals, underserved schools, and to children who have lost everything in the wake of disasters. Please consider supporting this very special organization. Thank you for sharing the love ❤️ Photos courtesy of: @Baby2Baby

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Even though Prince Harry has already given his child an adorable nickname, “little bump,” the official name of the new baby has not yet been released — as is customary with any new additions to the royal family.

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