It's early May and that can only mean one thing: Meghan Markle's due date has arrived. Right on cue, the Duchess of Sussex went into labour early this morning, according to a statement issued by Buckingham Palace.
Just a few hours after the official royal announcement, the news broke (thanks to royal couple's new Instagram account) that Meghan had given birth to a boy, weighing in at seven pounds, three ounces.
The royal baby is seventh in line for the throne and if you've watched Game of Thrones, you'll know that this really is no obstacle at all.
During an appearance earlier this year, the Duchess had hinted that she was due in late April or early May which became even more evident when an ambulance was spotted near the royal couple's new home at Frogmore Cottage late last month. It was a false alarm, one that the ambulance operators quickly dispelled.
Then, when Prince Harry shortened an upcoming trip to Amsterdam, it prompted yet more speculation that Markle was imminently to go into labor. This time, it’s for real.
And, per the Telegraph, Markle is now roughly a week overdue, which might explain why she’s not giving birth at home, as she had hoped: Unnamed sources told the paper that overdue babies necessitate extra monitoring to ensure mother and child are both safe. She was being observed by a women-led medical team that she hand-picked, supported by the Royal Household doctors that the palace keeps on staff.
As for names or even a mere glimpse at the new baby prince, Meghan and Harry will keep us waiting. Spekaing to Sky News, Prince Harry revealed that the pair were "still thinking about names". Although the new father promised we would all get a look at the baby later this week, the duke and duchess said last month that they would break from royal traditon by celebrating the birth privately.