Meghan Markle Is Officially In Labor

by Ruby Buddemeyer
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The day royal fans have been waiting for is officially here: Meghan Markle is in labor as of Mon. May 6. Buckingham Palace confirmed in a press release that the Duchess of Sussex went into labor in the "early hours of the morning" with Prince Harry by her side, and an announcement is expected to be made soon.

Unlike Kate Middleton or Princess Diana, Markle has chosen to forgo the traditional photo op that follows the birth of a new royal. Prince Harry and Markle will "keep plans around the arrival of their baby private," the palace confirmed in April, and will share "the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."

Although the palace will announce the birth, photos of the newest royal aren't exactly imminent. But considering The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their official Instagram debut last month, there's a good chance the first glimpse of their baby will be on the couple's feed (translation: now is the time to turn those post notifications on). As People reports, Markle and Harry are expected to pose with their baby on the grounds of Windsor Castle later this week, so fans shouldn't have to wait too long to see the little royal.


Markle's due date was originally reported to be late April, so fans have been anxiously waiting for baby Sussex's arrival. Reminder: Markle and Harry's baby will be the seventh in the line of succession (after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Harry).

Now, we wait until the palace officially confirms the Duchess of Sussex's delivery, but you can expect to learn of the newest royal's arrival in the very near future.