UK leader congratulates Harry, Meghan on birth

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Members of the media gather outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, south England, Monday May 6, 2019, after Prince Harry announced that his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on the newest royal baby in Britain (all times local):
    
3:35 p.m.
    
British Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on the birth of their son.
    
May tweeted: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time.”
    
The baby was born at 5:26 a.m. and weighs 7 pounds, 3 ounces.
 


Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are the proud parents of a new baby boy.
    
The baby, who has not yet been named, is seventh in line for the British throne and is Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild.
    
It is the first child for Harry and Meghan, who married a year ago.  Harry spoke before cameras on Monday afternoon.
    
The duchess is a 37-year-old retired American actress formerly known as Meghan Markle. The 34-year-old prince is the son of Prince Charles – next in line for the throne – and Princess Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.
    
Harry has long spoken of his desire to start a family.
 


Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry’s wife Meghan is in labor with their first child.
    
The palace says the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex started labor early Monday.
    
She and 34-year-old Harry didn’t disclose the location they chose for the birth. Throughout Meghan’s pregnancy, they never revealed the baby’s due date. They have said they didn’t find out the sex in advance.
    
The couple married at Windsor Castle last year. They have moved into nearby Frogmore Cottage, a royal residence on the grounds where they held their wedding reception.
    
Journalists and well-wishers have been camped out for days in Windsor, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) west of London.
    
The baby will be seventh in line to the British throne and Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth great-grandchild.
 

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