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Niagara Falls to be lit up to celebrate royal baby

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 06, 2019

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls will be lit up blue Monday night in honor of the newest member of the United Kingdom's royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their first son Monday. The royal family's twitter account posted the announcement that Meghan Markle had gone into labor early Monday morning.

Another tweet announced the royal baby had been born at 5:26 a.m. and weighs 7 pounds 3 ounces. Prince Harry was present for the birth.

The royal family says both mom and baby are doing well, and Prince Harry said the couple should reveal the baby's name in the next couple of days.

Niagara Falls will be illuminated blue from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday night and have been illuminated for all three births of the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton). The falls were also illuminated in 2013 for the birth of Prince George, in 2015 for Princess Charlotte, and again in April of 2018 for the birth of Prince Louis.