In case you missed it - although thanks to the Internet stir, it's unlikely that you did - Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of the morning on 6 May. Prince Harry was by her side and their (as yet unnamed) son weighed 7lbs 3oz. As per royal tradition, a framed notice of birth has been displayed on a ceremonial easel outside Buckingham Palace for 24 hours.
A notice of birth has gone on display on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ son. pic.twitter.com/bKMZCtXHOq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
Today, the palace confirms the baby's name as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Prince Harry gave his first press conference about the baby, telling the public that "mother and baby are doing incredibly well", sharing his excitement at becoming a father and praising the work of mothers. He could barely contain his joy, closing with, "This little baby is absolutely to die for, so I'm just over the moon." Too cute!
And how did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's nearest and dearest react to the news? With overwhelming delight, it appears. According to a message shared on Buckingham Palace's Twitter account, royals including the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton were said to be "delighted with the news". As a nod to Princess Diana, her three siblings were also included in the announcement. Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, arrived in the UK in late April ahead of her daughter giving birth, and was reportedly "overjoyed", whilst at Meghan's side at Frogmore Cottage.
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 the baby are both doing well.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
Prince Harry revealed that since the baby was overdue, they'd had more time to mull over possible names, but did not disclose whether or not they'd settled on one. He did hint, though, that we'll find out in a matter of days. Albert, Arthur and Alexander are all said to be popular choices.
We'll get our first glimpse of Baby Sussex in two days' time, Harry confirmed, when the couple and their son will step out together as a family for the first time, meaning the first photographs will likely be released then. It's thought that the location for the pictures will be Windsor Castle, as the family's current residence is nearby Frogmore Cottage.