The Royal Baby Is Here, and the Whole World Is Freaking Out

"What a lucky baby to grow up with such loving, inclusive, and progressive parents."

After much anticipation, Meghan Markle has given birth to a baby boy (opens in new tab), born at 5.26 a.m. U.K. time and weighing seven pounds and three ounces. Naturally, the Duke and Duchess are thrilled—and so is the rest of the world. Prince Harry surprised everyone by giving a sweet interview with the media (opens in new tab) saying how happy he is and how it's "been the most amazing experience I could ever imagine." Watch below:

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Twitter is obviously melting (look at how happy Harry looks!), and couldn't be more thrilled for the new parents.

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Some Twitter users can't get over the fact that the baby's birth happened on the same day as tonight's Met Gala in NYC (opens in new tab).

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It's clearly a busy day, and I'm here for it all. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

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