Updated: May 8, 2019
The Duke of Sussex announced on the afternoon of May 6 that his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, had given birth to a baby boy in the early hours of Monday morning. On May 8, the couple introduced Baby Sussex to the world via a photocall at Windsor Castle.
During the brief interview, in which they chose not to share the name of their first born, Meghan said: “It's magic, it's pretty amazing, and I have the two best guys in the world, so I'm really happy.” The new mother, who wore a white tuxedo dress by Grace Wales Bonner and Manolo Blahnik heels for the occasion, added, “He has the sweetest temperament. He is really calm. He's just been the dream so it's been a special couple of days.”
“It's great. Parenting is amazing. We are just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy... we want to spend some special time with him as he starts to grow up.”
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are due to meet their eighth great-grandson later. “We just bumped into the duke as we were walking by which was just so nice,” Harry shared, before Meghan chimed in: “It will be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family, and my mum’s with us as well.”
Not only has speculation been mounting as to what the child will be called, royal watchers have been wondering whether the Queen will allow him to become a prince. As seventh in line to the throne, Baby Sussex will not receive the title of prince unless Her Majesty intervenes on her new great-grandchild's behalf – Harry’s great-great-grandfather King George V limited titles within the royal family in 1917. The baby is expected to be given the title of the Earl of Dumbarton.
Upon greeting the media outside the family home of Frogmore Cottage shortly after the announcement regarding his son on May 8, Harry said, “I'm so incredibly proud of my wife... How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.”
The new father hinted then that a name would be announced within a few days, in keeping with the tradition set by the new baby's cousins. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s names were announced two days after they were born, and Prince Louis’s made public four days after his birth.
Alice is the news editor of Vogue.co.uk