Meghan Markle Is in Labor, According to the Palace

Meghan Markle has reportedly gone into labor. Find out everything we know here.

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Meghan Markle has gone into labor! The Duchess reportedly went into labor this morning, according to royal reporters (opens in new tab), about a week after her anticipated due date. Prince Harry is with her. At this point, the Duchess could have already been in labor for up to 12 hours, since she went into labor in the early hours in the U.K. (London is five hours ahead from Eastern Standard Time in the U.S.) Update, 9:56 a.m.: Meghan has given birth to her first child, a healthy baby boy, weighing seven pounds and three ounces, according to the Palace.

Though we won't be seeing any pictures of Meghan and baby Sussex right away, the Palace will notify the public when the Duchess gives birth to her and Harry's first child. A couple weeks before Meghan went into labor, the Palace said that Harry and Meghan have chosen to "keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private," which is why we won't be seeing pictures of baby Sussex right away.

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The media will, however, be told when baby Sussex is born, and there will be a photocall around two days after Meghan gives birth. In the past, both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton made an appearance (opens in new tab) with their children outside of the Lindo Wing (opens in new tab) hours after giving birth.

So, keep your eyes out for photos this week. In the meantime, sending well wishes to Meg and Harry as they await the arrival of their royal bb!

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