Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have just introduced the world to their newborn son, who was born on Monday this week. Shortly after their photo-call, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their baby's adorable name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. How cute is that?
The royal couple has decided to keep their birth as private as possible and decided to avoid doing a press moment on the steps of the Lindo Wing like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have with their three children. Rather than introducing the world to their baby in front of crowds of royal fans and the world's media, the Sussexes met with members of the press at a photo-call after "celebrating privately as a new family."
The pictures were taken in St. George's Hall at Windsor Castle—a place that has a special meaning for the couple as this is where they got married this time last year. Meghan said at the photo-call today, "It's magic. It's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world, so I'm really happy. He has the sweetest temperament; he's really calm."
The pair looked smart, but relaxed, for the photo-call, with Harry wearing a gray suit and tie and Meghan a white sleeveless double-breasted trench dress, a pair of Manolo Blahnik suede BB heels and a turquoise necklace by jewelry designer Jen Meyer.
Baby Sussex was wrapped up in a white shawl by Nottingham-based British brand G.H.Hurt & Son— Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were all wrapped in one of these blankets for their drive home from the Lindo Wing. According to the website, this delicately stitched merino wool blanket takes eight people three days to create in the factory in Nottingham. The blanket is a traditional choice, as the brand was founded in 1912 and has an established history with the royal family.
As for who the baby looks like, Meghan answered, "We're still trying to figure that out." Harry added, "Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks. We're basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month, really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows."
“It has been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined," Prince Harry also said on Monday. "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we are both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support of everybody out there. As every parent and father will say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I'm over the moon."