A Royal Baby Boy!

It's a boy! Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby boy, their first child, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz on Monday, May 6th at 5:26 am.

After family members were notified, the first official public announcement came via the couple's Instagram account @sussexroyal. Shortly thereafter new dad Prince Harry spoke to a single reporter outside at Windsor Castle regarding the birth. Harry confirmed that the baby was overdue and he was present at the birth, and reported that mom and baby were doing well. Harry said of the experience, "It's been amazing, so I just wanted to share this with everybody." It is said that Harry's televised update came nine hours after Baby Sussex's arrival.

Following the Duke's interview,  and following tradition, an official birth announcement was placed outside of Buckingham Palace. The announcement was available for the public to view for 24 hours. The Palace released an official statement saying, "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 were informed and delighted with the news of the birth."

It is still unclear and unconfirmed whether The Duchess had a home birth at Frogmore Cottage. Some media outlets are reporting that the couple were secretly taken to The Portland, a private hospital in London, for the birth and whisked back home with their new baby without being noticed. It is unknown if Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, was present during the birth, but she has been a fixture at Frogmore Cottage and Windsor Castle, offering the new parents support and help.

Two days later, on Wednesday, May 8th, the new parents presented their newborn son to the world at Windsor Castle. The new family a three met with a small television crew for a very brief interview. The couple described their son as having a "sweet temperament" and being "really calm." The Duchess described becoming a parent and having a new baby as "magic" and stated, "I have the two best guys in the world, so I'm really happy." The couple thanked everyone for their well wishes and said they were looking forward to watching their little one grow.

Baby Sussex was presented to his great-grandparents, The Queen and Prince Phillip, immediately after the short press conference. Meghan's mother was also present for the historic meeting.

The baby's name was revealed approximately 2 hours after The Sussex's Windsor Castle interview. Baby Sussex is officially Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It is said that the couple chose the names simply because they liked them. Archie will not have a royal title such as prince, earl, or lord or be known as 'His Royal Highness,' but is 7th in line to the throne. Mountbatten-Windsor is the legal last name on the Royal Family, but Archie Harrison may simply go by Archie Sussex.

Congratulations Harry and Meghan!


  1. I love that they went out on their own for a name. They are just truly their own people and it makes me like them as a couple even more.

  2. Oh what a wonderful announcement ♥ Love the photos too! I always find myself obsessing over the royals.

  3. Hooray for another royal to follow :)