Welcome to the World, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!
Meghan and Harry introduced their baby boy to the world today.
And he didn’t disappoint; the tiny royal is just precious.
The Duke and Duchess also revealed his name. Say hello to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!
We’ll have more on the name in a few paragraphs. But first, a look at his beaming parents.
His mother described parenthood as “magic” and the baby as “the dream.”
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It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing,” Meghan, 37, said as Harry, 34, held their son in his arms. “I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy.”
“He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm,” said Meghan, prompting Harry to joke beside her, “I wonder who he gets that from.”
“He’s just been the dream, so it’s been a special couple days,” added Meghan”
The pair was asked who the baby resembled; more from this Harper’s Bazaar story:
When asked who Baby Sussex looks like, he noted, “Everyone says babies change so much over two weeks, so we’re basically monitoring how this changing process happens over the next month, really. But his looks are changing every single day.”
Originally the Duke and Duchess hoped to do today’s photo shoot on the steps of Windsor Castle, echoing the look of one of their wedding photos. But the heavy rains prompted a switch to an indoor setup.
A quick video shared by the Daily Mirror’s Derek Momodu shows the family as they approach the media.
This is everything..
— Derek Momodu (@DelMody) May 8, 2019
Another view of the couple from this afternoon.
Before wrapping up the photocall the Duke and Duchess wanted to express their appreciation for all of the good wishes sent their way.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 8, 2019
After the photocall Meghan and Harry introduced their little bundle of joy to the The Queen and Prince Philip. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was present as well for the special introduction. This afternoon an image from that get-together was released via the Sussex Royal Instagram account.
We have heard from other royal family members the past 24 hours, all expressing their joy at the baby’s arrival. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, who are currently visiting Germany, shared their elation on Twitter.
“We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 7, 2019
Another look at the little one.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke about their happiness at the news yesterday.
“We’re absolutely thrilled – welcome to the Sleep Deprivation Society!” — The Duke of Cambridge on his and The Duchess’s delight at the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son pic.twitter.com/3sTvDL14Cr
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 7, 2019
One of Meghan and Harry’s wedding photographers, Chris Allerton, took several photos today that the couple shared on their Instagram account.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Now to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s name. We learn more about the name from tweets posted by royal reporters and historian/professor Kate Williams.
For more on the title, we go to Ellen Barry’s NY Times story:
The couple have opted not to use a royal title for their son, like Lord Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor or Archie, Earl of Dumbarton.
He will be known as Master Archie, in line with his father’s wish that he grow up as a private citizen.
Archie Harrison already has his own page on the official British Royal Family site.
Now for a quick look at what Archie wore for his first photocall, pieces by British heritage brand GH Hurt & Sons.
He was wrapped in the firm’s Ivory White Leaves and Flowers Baby Shawl ($172), a 100% merino wool style finished with a delicate shell-stitched edging. It is also completely lined. The piece takes three days to create in the firm’s Nottingham factory and eight different people are involved in making the shawl.
The baby was also wearing the GH Hurt & Son Cashmere Baby Hat ($115). It is 100% cashmere, accented with fine rib edging.
The storied brand has been making creating knitwear since 1912 in its Nottingham factory. It is a longtime favorite for the Royal Family. More from Monique Jessen’s People story.
They were the brand of choice for the Queen (she bought 20 of their soft wool blankets for a newborn Charles) and since then their designs have been wrapped around many a royal newborn, including Prince Harry himself and Prince William.
Staff at GH Hurt were understandably happy to hear the baby was wearing their knitwear.
“The staff here are over the moon,” Richard Taylor, director at G.H.Hurt & Son tells PEOPLE, adding: “We thought Harry and Meghan might do something slightly different because their modus operandi has been to do new things so I think it’s really nice that they are also keeping some family traditions as well.”
Meghan wore a new dress for today’s photo call from British designer Grace Wales Bonner.
More about the designer from Bethan Holt’s Daily Telegraph column.
The design is by Grace Wales Bonner, one of the fastest rising talents on the British fashion scene. Just last week, Wales Bonner was awarded the BFC/ Vogue Fashion Fund prize, offering a £200,000 boost to her business as well as high-level mentoring support. In the same week, she collaborated with Dior on its Resort collection, which was shown in Marrakesh. A royal seal approval makes it a trio of recent triumphs.
Below, the designer.
And from an Oprah magazine piece.
Bonner, who is an award-winning menswear designer, was raised in Southeast London, the product of a Jamaican father and English mother. In other words, for her first official photo as a new mom, Markle chose a designer who—just like her and now, the royal baby—is also bi-racial.
Meghan’s shoes are a pair we’ve seen several times before; she was in her Manolo Blahnik BB 105 Pumps in taupe suede ($625).
As well as earrings we’ve seen before from Natalie Marie, the Diamond Sun Stud gold earrings, $1942.
We wanted to share a tweet posted by one of the Duchess’ patronages, animal charity The Mayhew. The organization posted on its Instagram that they have named a kitten Archie in celebration of the newest royal baby.
We’ll leave you with these videos from ITN’s Royal Family Channel: