The Queen's First Photo With Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Baby Will Make You Instantly Smile
Two days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their son, the royal couple is sharing the baby's name, along with a photo of him and his great-grandparents. The Queen's first photo with the new royal baby shows her admiration for the little one, as she's smiling from ear-to-ear in the sweet picture.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared the photo from the @SussexRoyal Instagram account on Wednesday, captioning the image:
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess' mother were also present for this special occasion."
Yep, that's Prince Philip, the Queen, Harry, Doria Ragland, Meghan, and baby Archie all in one photo. And while everyone looks thrilled by the baby's arrival, the Queen's smile at seeing her youngest great-grandson is just too sweet. As the Sussexes pointed out in their caption, the newborn is the Queen's eighth great-grandchild. But that doesn't make the joy of having a new baby in the family any less special, as her expression shows.
"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news."
The tweet came after an earlier message from the same account, which announced that Baby Sussex had arrived, weighing in at seven pounds and three ounces. The @RoyalFamily account also shared that Meghan's mom was with the couple after the baby was born.
In their initial announcement about Baby Sussex's birth, the new parents shared that Meghan and Archie are "healthy and well."
"We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019," the caption read. "The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives."
On Wednesday morning, Meghan and Harry also shared the first photos of the royal baby, cradled in their arms. You can't make out the tot's face too much just yet, but it's clear that the Sussexes are overjoyed about becoming parents.
"Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family," the new photo caption read. "They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they've received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago."
Now that Harry and Meghan have shared some photos of their new family, they'll hopefully be able to take some time for themselves and the baby, away from the public eye. With the support of their loved ones, it looks like they're embracing this next chapter of their lives together wholeheartedly — but even royals deserve alone time with their kids.