Baby Boy Sussex, the child of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who has yet to be named, was born early this morning, May 6, 2019. Departing from royal tradition, Meghan gave birth not at a hospital like Diana and Kate, but at her and Harry’s home, Frogmore Cottage. In another departure from royal tradition, Meghan chose to forego the traditional photo-call outside of the hospital wing in which the Princess and Prince emerge with their newborn for the press. Instead, Harry chose to make the official announcement that their baby had been born himself, and boy, does he seem happy.
When speaking to the press outside of the cottage, Harry, who couldn’t stop smiling, said, “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine,” Harry even broke out into nervous laughter while looking so excited that he is literally red in the face.
He went on to praise Meghan: “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.” Truly glowing with happiness, and most likely, exhaustion, Harry looks shocked. “We’re both absolutely thrilled,” he continued, and confirmed that he and Meghan have not yet chosen a name for their baby.
At the end of the brief interview, he promised that he, his wife, and Baby Boy Sussex would emerge from their bungalow in about two days, giving mom and baby a little bit of time to rest. He wraps up the press gaggle by saying: “I’m incredibly proud of my wife. As every father and parent, you say your baby is absolutely amazing. But this little thing is absolutely to die for. I’m over the moon.” And then, likely in an exhausted daze, he thanks the horses positioned behind him in their stables after thanking the press and walked off.
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This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess’ first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz. Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy.