Prince Harry called a feminist for holding royal baby: 'Power move'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have finally given the world a glimpse of the royal baby, and people are impressed that the new dad has broken with tradition to hold his son as the couple introduced him.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during a photocall with their newborn son, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, Windsor, south England, Wednesday May 8, 2019. Baby Sussex was born Monday at 5:26 a.m. (0426 GMT; 12:26 a.m. EDT) at an as-yet-undisclosed location. An overjoyed Harry said he and Meghan are "thinking" about names. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry showed off their new son on Wednesday. (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)

The couple welcomed a healthy baby boy, weighing 7 lbs., 3 oz., on May 6. On Wednesday, the proud parents posed for their first official photos with their 2-day-old son.

In the photos, Harry, 34, is seen holding his newborn son, while wife Meghan, 37, stands at his side, occasionally touching her baby’s head.

The photos were taken St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle, where the couple held their wedding reception last May. Following the photo op, they announced his name – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The photo shoot was somewhat different from the first glimpse of other royal babies.

The couple chose to opt out of a larger post-birth photo call, choosing instead to allow a strict number of broadcasters (one television camera and one photo camera) into Windsor Castle.

But as well as being a much more intimate affair than the mass media photo call associated with previous royal births, the infant’s introduction also saw the couple breaking tradition by having Harry hold the baby.

Prince William and Kate Middleton posed on the steps of the Lindo Wing at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital after the births of their three children, George, Charlotte and Louis. Each time, it was Kate who held the babies.

April 29th 2019 - Prince William The Duke of Cambridge and Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary. They were married at Westminster Abbey on April 29th 2011. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-22/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Lindo Wing where Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), gave birth to their third child on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a boy at 11:01 BST, weighing 8lb 7oz. (London, England)
Kate Middleton (pictured last year with a newborn Prince Louis) has been the one holding the baby after the births of her three children. (Photo: AP)

Harry’s mom, the late Princess Diana, was also pictured carrying both of her sons for the first post-birth photocalls, although Prince Charles did also take a turn.

But as royal fans have come to discover, Meghan and Harry like to do things their own way, particularly when it comes to introducing the world to their little one.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter is loving the fact that Harry has taken the lead.

Some loved how naturally the duke seemed to have taken to his new role.

Others thought the decision to have Prince Harry holding their son was a subtle nod to feminism.

The new father’s giddy post-birth interview on Monday received similar praise for its example of modern parenting.

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