The unnamed boy – called Baby Sussex at the mo’, which is starting to grow on me – was unveiled at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire today, with beaming mum and dad, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Their firstborn child arrived on Monday 5th May at 5.26am, weighing 7lb 3oz, and since that moment, the world has been waiting with bated breath to catch a glimpse of the precious baba.
Well I’ve got news for you: he looks like a baby – a normal, completely ordinary, human baby.
Both parents held him in front of the media, with Meghan saying:
“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing.
“I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.”
She added, “He’s just been the dream, so it’s been a special couple of days.”
“Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks. We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really,” the Duke of Sussex went on to say.
“But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows.”
Harry, meanwhile, added that it was “great” being a new dad.
“Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two and a half days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy,” he said.
“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.”
Speaking to the media a few hours after his son was born, Harry said:
“It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.
“I haven’t been at many births ― this was definitely my first birth but it’s amazing. Absolutely incredible. I’m so incredibly proud of my wife,” he added. “And as every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon.”
Meghan and Harry announced the arrival of their son hours after the delivery with a celebratory post on Instagram that read, “It’s a boy!” while revealing the baby’s weight.
“The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”
The baby is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and the Duke of Sussex.
Following the birth, a statement from Buckingham Palace said Harry had been present for the birth: “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news.
“The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
It’s also unlikely we’ll see much of Baby Sussex now that Harry and Meghan have moved out of London and into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. Royal correspondent Rebecca English previously said that Harry “wants to escape the goldfish bowl of royal life for the sake of his marriage and his unborn child.”
I guess we’ll have to wait and see to hear what they call him, but Sussex would both be original and fitting.
Oh, and congrats!
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Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.