Good things come to those who wait. After arriving well past his due date and having two days of alone time with parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and grandma Doria Ragland, the new royal baby has made his first public appearance. Spoiler: He’s a cutie.
As promised, the first-time parents showed off their newborn son — who weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. at birth — on Wednesday, two days after his arrival early Monday morning. In contrast to sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s hospital photo ops staged just hours after childbirth, the couple instead waited to arrange a photo call at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle to introduce their boy, who is seventh in line to the throne.
The couple has since announced the baby’s name – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The queen’s eighth great-grandchild was wrapped in a white blanket with a matching cap for his official debut. Mother Meghan, meanwhile, wore a sleeveless white dress with button details, while proud papa Prince Harry followed up his “dad’ sweater with a sleek gray suit. In a break from tradition, he held the baby.
"It's magic, it's pretty amazing,” Meghan said. “I have the two best guys in the world and I’m really happy.
“He has the sweetest temperament. He’s just been the dream, so it’s been a special couple of days.”
"It will be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family, and my mom's with us as well." -Meghan Markle says of preparing to introduce her and Prince Harry's baby to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pic.twitter.com/xDP18zPf80
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 8, 2019
The latest addition to the royal family still has yet to meet many of his relatives. Grandfather Prince Charles embarked on a tour of Germany with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday, but told members of the press that they were “looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”
Prince William echoed those sentiments that same day, saying that he’s “obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.”
The queen, meanwhile, is expected to meet her new great-grandson later on Wednesday.
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