Meghan and Harry finally introduce their baby boy to the world
It's finally happened! Ever since we saw Meghan and Harry's adorable engagement announcement interview back in November 2017, we've been dying to see these two lovebirds with a baby in their arms. And, today, we've finally gotten a glimpse at Baby Sussex, and he's adorable!
Speaking during an official press event from inside the St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, a radiant Meghan gushed: "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. He's just been the dream so it's been a special couple of days.
"I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm."
Prince Harry confirmed the news that his wife had given birth on the 6th May, assuring us all that both mother and baby were doing well. The American-actress-turned-Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz and Harry looked delighted while giving the world the good news. Harry was present at the birth and many believe that the baby boy was delivered at the couple's home, Frogmore Cottage.
When asked who the baby takes after, Meghan said: "We're still trying to figure that out."
As Harry replied: "Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks we're basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows."
Will and Kate sent their new nephew's parents some great advice:
Harry added that he is loving being a parent: "It's great. 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."
In early April, it was revealed that Meghan and Harry would be breaking a forty-year tradition following the birth of their baby; they would not show their child to the world by means of a photocall immediately after his birth.
Last month, Buckingham Palace released this statement:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
The New York Times noted that someone at the tabloid newspaper, The Sun, had criticised the royal couple's move to initially keep their new-born child away from the media, announcing that “the public has a right to know about the lives of those largely funded by their taxes. You can accept that, or be private citizens. Not both".
This opinion has likely arisen as a consequence of the tradition that lies behind the post-birth photocalls. Dickie Arbiter, Princess Diana's spokesperson at the time of William and Harry's birth, told CNN that Diana had no doubts as to whether to present her newborn babies to the media. "She was aware of what the royal family is all about and what the certain traditions are attached to it and what is expected," Arbiter said. "What is expected at the end of the day is all about duty".
But Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was heavily criticised for sticking to tradition when she had her photos taken after the births of each of her children. Actress, Kiera Knightly, was among the voices to speak out. In an article named ‘The Weaker Sex’, published in Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies), Knightly wrote that Kate put on “the face the world wants to see” in the post-birth photographs. “Hide,” she continued, “Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful. Look stylish, don’t show your battleground, Kate…. Don’t show. Don’t tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers.”
Bonnie Greer, an American playwright and commentator, told CNN that because Meghan and Harry decided not to partake in the decades-old tradition, "hopefully women won't feel the pressure to look like they're ready for the cover of Vogue after they've given birth". Greer believes that Meghan is "leading the way with that" and we can't help but respect her decision.
Today, we finally got to see Baby Sussex, and he's just as lovely as we imagined he would be! The couple look to be over the moon and all that's left to say is a huge congratulations (and when will we find out the baby's name?)!