UPDATE: The Duke and Duchess have revealed the name of their son, and it’s Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie, according to the BBC, means “bold” or “brave,” while Harrison means, “son of Harry.” How adorable is that?
After giving themselves a couple of days to enjoy their new bundle of joy privately following Monday’s delivery, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to introduce their newborn son to the world (and the photo hungry press) on Wednesday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a formal photo call in St. George’s hall at Windsor Castle. The couple said “I do” at Windsor Castle (in St. George’s Chapel), so they’re making their debut as a family in the same place.
The couple allowed press to photograph their son, but are still keeping the child’s name under wraps. However, Markle did openly gush about motherhood so far.
“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing,” she said, according to the Washington Post. “I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
Some people have been preoccupied with whom the royal baby is going to look like. When asked whom he takes after more, even though he’s just days old, Markle said, “We’re still trying to figure that out.”
“His looks are changing every single day,” Harry added. “He’s already got a little bit of facial hair.”
Their child, who, for the record, is seventh in line to the throne, was born at 5:26 a.m. on Monday, May 06. He weighed in at seven pounds and three ounces. He made his public debut later than most royal kids, swaddled, in a beanie, and fast asleep despite all the fuss. The couple said after the brief photo call that they were off to introduce their son to Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Phillip. He’s already met and spent time with Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, who was present after the birth.
Markle looked great to be just two days postpartum. She stepped out in a cream dress and is already back in heels. Overall, you could see that both mother and father are beaming over their new addition.
“Parenting is amazing,” he said. “But we’re just so thrilled to have our own bundle of joy and to spend precious time with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.”