The internet celebrates the arrival of baby Sussex: 'HELLO WE HAVE A MIXED RACE PRINCE'

Photo by: zz/KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 3/11/19 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan The Duchess of Sussex attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House on March 11, 2019 in London. The event will showcase and celebrate the diverse community of young Canadians living in London and throughout the United Kingdom. (London, England, UK)
People online are celebrating Baby Sussex's mixed race background. "This is something many of our parents probably thought would never ever happen." (Photo: Associated Press)

A British royal baby is always a cause for joyous celebration, often garnering international buzz and intrigue. However, the arrival of Baby Sussex marks a particularly important turning point in the British monarchy. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first-born son is the first mixed-race baby born into the royal family. The new noble is seventh in line to the throne.

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their baby boy into the world early morning May 6, people from all around the world rejoiced, calling it a defining moment of inclusion. While it continues to be hotly contested as to whether Meghan Markle is the first Black royal, the birth of her mixed-race son marks yet another first in her modern-day fairytale marriage to Prince Harry.

Although the new noble has yet to be named, people online are celebrating the profound impact of Baby Sussex’s mixed-race in what they believe is a sign of racial progress. “The first mixed-race and binational Royal baby, History has been written, overcoming social construct of race,” one Twitter user wrote. “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

Another user added, “A mixed race baby boy is now 7th in line to the British throne. Elizabeth is shaking in her palace.”

Some users noted the historical significance of Baby Sussex’s birth, which they believe is a sign of progress in an overwhelmingly white royal bloodline and aristocracy. One user even noted the royal baby’s arrival comes on the first days of Ramadan, a month-long Muslim celebration of Allah.

“I spent an entire semester learning about powerful white dudes making history in my British Literature survey course,” wrote one user on Twitter. “Today, on the last day of that class, a royal mixed-race baby was born into the British Monarchy. Forward.”

Other users online were just happy to finally see themselves reflected in the royal family. “How cute and overwhelmed is Prince Harry. Yay for a mixed race (like me) Royal,” wrote one user on Twitter.

However, not everyone was a fan of the news. Some online were critical of the media for fixating on the royal baby’s “mixed-race” background, accusing the characterization of being “racist.”

“Maybe.... racism wouldn’t be so much of a thing if the first thing news channels have to say about the royal baby is that he’s mixed race,” wrote one Twitter user. “It’s not important, it shouldn’t even get mentioned.

“The birth of the new royal is a good time to leave behind your obsession with mixed race babies,” wrote Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff‏, the head of editorial for Gal Dem. Meanwhile, other critics argued that the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child will “obscure the real work that has to be done to get true access and equality for black people throughout the US, UK.”

No matter what the critics had to say, others were just ecstatic about the history-making moment.

“UM HELLO WE HAVE A MIXED RACE PRINCE,” one user online tweeted.

Another user replied, “The 7th in line is a beautiful mixed race boy what a wonderful time something many of our parents probably thought would never ever happen.”

Thirty-seven-year-old Markle gave birth to their baby boy Monday morning.

Prince Harry was reportedly by his wife’s side when she delivered their son at 5:26 a.m. GMT. Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have yet to formally announce the royal baby’s name, they revealed that he was born at 7 pounds and 3 ounces. In a heartwarming interview with press, Prince Harry was visibly overjoyed when asked about becoming a father.

“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension,” Harry said. “I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.”

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