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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth on Monday to a “very healthy” boy, Prince Harry announced in a statement to television cameras in Windsor.

“We’re delighted to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning — a very healthy boy,” a beaming Prince Harry said.

“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.”

Harry said the child was a little bit overdue and that had given them more time to contemplate names. He says he is ecstatic about the birth of their first child and said more details will be shared in the coming days.

“This little baby is absolutely to die for,” he said. “I’m just over the moon.”

The baby weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and palace officials say he was born at 5:26 a.m. Monday.

Harry, speaking before TV cameras on Monday afternoon was present for the birth, which he said was an amazing experience. The couple has said they didn’t find out the baby’s sex in advance.

Senor royals have been informed of the birth, as has the family of Princess Diana, Harry’s late mother.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was formerly known as Meghan Markle and was a TV star before retiring from acting to marry Harry at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle a year ago.