Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to announce the name of the Royal Family’s newest arrival today (May 8).
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have so far remained tight-lipped over names, they revealed their two-day-old son to the world at his first photocall earlier today.
The couple were expected to confirm the name at the photocall, but they’re now reportedly waiting until the little one has met his great grandmother, the Queen.
According to The Mirror, the two will be introduced at Windsor Castle this afternoon.
Baby Sussex was born at 5.26am on Monday and the couple have since enjoyed some peace and quiet at Frogmore Cottage, nestled within the grounds of the royals’ Windsor estate.
But that tranquility could soon come to an end, as Harry’s older brother Prince William jokingly welcomed him to the “sleep deprivation” club.
In a conversation yesterday with the BBC, he said he was “obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled” and looked forward to seeing the new parents.
William continued: “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
Kate, speaking alongside him, said she was looking forward to finding out the name chosen for Baby Sussex.
She said: “We’re looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name’s going to be so it’s really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best.
“These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time round so we wish them all the best.”
The royal baby was believed to have been born at Frogmore Cottage, but according to the Daily Mail, Harry and their security team whisked Meghan off to hospital on Sunday night to have the baby there.
Following the birth, royal fans have been wondering if Meghan’s son will be given the title of Prince.
But it’s believed he will not automatically be granted the title due to long-standing rules within the royal family, introduced over 100 years ago by King George V.
Instead, Baby Sussex could have the title of the Earl of Dumbarton, as the first son of a Duke is allowed to use one of his dad’s lesser titles as a courtesy title.
The Sussexes announced the birth on Monday afternoon from their official Instagram account.
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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. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz. 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. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.
The post read: “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. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.
“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.”
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