Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby boy

Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby boy

Earlier today, Meghan Markle gave birth to a healthy baby boy, as Prince Harry confirmed the news from their home, Frogmore Cottage. It is not known whether the Duchess gave birth in a hospital or if she had their first child at the cottage, but experts believe it was indeed a home birth.

As announced on their official social media channels, the baby weighed 7lbs and 3oz, and both Baby Sussex and Meghan are said to be doing well, according to Prince Harry. However, with the new Royal's arrival, comes a slew of questions from the public.

We've compiled a list of answers to the most pertinent:

1. Where will the baby fall in the line of succession? 

The baby will be seventh in line to the throne, moving Prince Harry's uncle, the Duke of York, from this position. Harry himself is in sixth place, followed by William's three children, William, and then Prince Charles.

2. How is the baby related to the Queen?

The new Royal Baby will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's eighth great-grandchild, and Prince Charles' fourth grandchild. He will be the cousin to each of William and Kate's children, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge become his uncle and aunt.

A Royal superfan holding a welcome baby balloon. Credit: Getty

3. Will the baby ever be monarch? 

It is highly unlikely. The baby falls behind in the line of succession to any more children that Kate and William may have. In short, the throne will remain on the Cambridge side of the family for the foreseeable future.

4. What will the baby's name be?

When announcing the baby's arrival, Prince Harry was asked whether or not the baby had a name. He said to the press that because Meghan was overdue, they had a little more time to think about names but as yet have not decided.

The Daily Mail reports that bookmakers favorites for the name are Arthur, James, Philip, Edward, and Albert.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry smiling. Credit: Getty

5. Will the baby be a prince?

Not yet! For a baby to be a prince or a princess, they have to be bestowed the title by the Queen specifically. This is the result of King George V, who decided to limit the number of titles in the Royal Family back in 1917.

6. Will the baby have a nanny?

It's believed that for the time being, Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, will help Meghan and Harry care for the baby, but given Harry's close relationship with his own nannies, a nanny will likely be hired to help out when the couple are on Royal duties.

Meghan Markle pregnant. Credit: Getty

7. Where will the baby live? 

The baby will live at Frogmore Cottage, which has been renovated at a cost of $3.9 million (£3 million) to the British taxpayer.

8. Are the Sussex family moving to Africa?

To increase the amount of work that Harry and Meghan are doing in the Commonwealth, plans are being made for them to spend a substantial amount of time abroad in a country which could be in Africa. Should this happen, it won't be until 2020 so the new parents have a chance to adjust to family life. These plans have also been said to be highly speculative.

Now, all that remains to be said is congratulations to the happy couple!