For the old romantics among us, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are the dream couple. From their wonderful meet-cute right through to their breathtaking wedding ceremony, the span of their whole relationship is nothing short of goals. And now their relationship has culminated in a truly beautiful way – through the birth of the couple’s first baby.
Baby Archie was eventually introduced to the world after much secrecy during Meghan’s pregnancy. And now, we finally have a picture of him. There’s been much fuss over who the little one will take after, so keep reading to see the highly anticipated picture. It’s needless to say… he is too cute.
Being born into the royal family meant he had the spotlight on him pretty much from his birth, in September 1984.
His mother, Princess Diana, died tragically in a car accident in 1997, when Harry was just twelve years old.
But most agree that Harry has handled it with grace and dignity (a few slight scandals aside).
He’s known for being a little bit cheeky, but it’s clear that he has a heart of gold.
But in 2016, he met actress, Meghan Markle, and things seemed to change for him. He was blown away by the US television star.
Markle was best known for her role in Suits.
In the US drama, Markle plays a brilliant paralegal named Rachel Zane. Before her high-profile relationship with Harry, this was how the vast majority of the public knew her.
This image of the star in her youth, posing for a tourist snap outside her future home, Buckingham Palace, was shared online when Harry and Meghan got together.
They were set up by mutual friends, who thought that the two might be a good match. They went public with their relationship in 2017, with one of their first appearances at the Toronto Invictus Games.
Whenever they were spotted together, they looked the living image of love’s young dream, unable to stop catching each other’s eyes and grinning.
They subsequently announced their engagement in November 2017
The wedding took place on May 19th 2018, and it was one of the most-watched television events of all time.
One that particularly captured the internet’s attention was the moment that Harry lifted Meghan’s veil. Many thought that the look between the two was super romantic.
It combined British royalty with a whole host of American celebrities. At what other event would you find Oprah, Tom Hardy, the Beckhams, and Princess Eugenie?
He seems to have a down-to-earth, self-deprecating sense of humor which has endeared him to the general public.
Harry has a charmingly childlike side, which is shown here as he jokes with his friend, David Henson’s, daughter Emily.
Which made the announcement of Meghan’s pregnancy all the more exciting!
So, people were naturally very excited at the announcement of the couple’s pregnancy.
And people were quick to speculate who the baby will look like the most.
The joint nationality of Harry and Meghan’s baby was the source of much (tongue-in-cheek) speculation about an overarching plan by the royals.
Meghan and Harry were pictured together many times during Meghan’s pregnancy, with the mom-to-be always looking amazingly polished and put-together.
In early April, Buckingham Palace released this statement:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
And some people weren’t happy about the breaking of this tradition.
The New York Times noted that British tabloid, The Sun, wrote that “Keeping the nation in the dark over details, even after the birth, is a bad look for the royal couple […] The public has a right to know about the lives of those largely funded by their taxes. You can accept that, or be private citizens. Not both.” Yikes.
Kate Middleton was criticized pretty badly for her post-birth photocalls.
Actress, Kiera Knightly, in an article called ‘The Weaker Sex’, published in Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies), wrote that Kate put on “The face the world wants to see”. “Hide,” she continued, “Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful. Look stylish, don’t show your battleground, Kate…. Don’t show. Don’t tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers.”
So can she really be blamed for taking the moment for herself, and her new family, rather than exposing herself and her baby to the public eye (and criticism) so soon after the birth? We don’t think so.
Buckingham Palace announced the Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a baby son weighing 7lbs 3oz.
Instead, a visibly ecstatic Prince Harry greeted the press and announced the safe delivery of his new son. Harry gushed, “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there.”
On May 8th, a whole 2 days after the birth, Harry and Meghan walked into a room of selected media in Windsor Castle, cradling “Baby Sussex.”
On Instagram, of all places.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was officially introduced to the world with an adorable candid shot of the full family.
The Duke and Duchess kept their baby pictures pretty private; they didn’t share any pictures showing baby Archie’s face for a long while and teased a picture of his tiny feet on their shared Instagram account, @sussexroyal.
To mark Father’s Day, the couple shared a picture of baby Archie, who is seen nestled in Harry’s arms, grabbing on to one of his fingers.
It’s the first picture in which Archie’s face has been revealed, and it is adorable.
The couple have confirmed that they will be christening Archie next month in a traditional royal ceremony.
The little one will be christened into the Anglican faith in St George’s Chapel, where Meghan and Harry were married.
And we can’t wait.
If the stunning couple are anything to go by, Archie is going to be gorgeous – we’re already bracing ourselves for the influx of photos from his Christening.