Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announce Their Son’s Name at Wednesday’s Photocall?

The wait is finally over. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed a beautiful baby boy at 5:26 A.M. BST this morning. Following the royal baby’s arrival, the Duke of Sussex took center stage outside the family’s Windsor Estate home, Frogmore Cottage to share the news along with a few details about how they still don’t have a name picked out and when the public will be able to congratulate Meghan Markle in person and meet Baby Sussex for the first time.

After confirming that “mother and baby are doing incredibly well,” the Duke of Sussex went on to explain how they have not fully committed to a name for their bundle of joy. “Still thinking about names. The baby’s a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it, but yeah — that’s the next bit,” he told the press outside of Frogmore Cottage.

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The Duke of Sussex then ended his conversation with the media representatives with an update on when they can expect to see the Sussex family for the first time. “For us, I think we will be seeing you guys in probably two days time as planned as a family to be able to share it with you guys and so everyone can see the baby,” he noted with a big, proud, first-time dad smile.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son’s name

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share their son’s name with the public on Wednesday scheduled photocall? We’re not entirely sure. Typically, royal parents take about a week to decide on a name for new members of their family. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t most royal parents and might choose to surprise everyone with a first name introduction this week. After all, Prince Harry did say that they had some extra time to think about it.

If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t choose a name for their baby ahead of their first family photocall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will likely update the public via their Instagram account as well as a statement from Buckingham Palace with the details in the coming week or so.

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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While they might still be finalizing their top contenders, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quite a few regal royal baby boy names to choose from. If it were up to the public — or at least those betting on the royal baby’s name — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might name their son Arthur after the legendary King Arthur.

In addition to Arthur, those betting on the royal baby’s name believe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could also name their son Albert, after Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, who was born Prince Albert.

Philip is another top contender, after Prince Harry’s grandfather (and Queen Elizabeth’s husband), Prince Philip. It’s no secret that the Duke of Sussex is extremely close with his grandfather, so it makes sense that he would want to name his firstborn son after the royal patriarch.


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