Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Calling Their Baby the Cute Nickname Created by Fans

Fans have dubbed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s soon-to-be born child Baby Sussex and it looks like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have adopted the nickname! It seems that fans of the royals have a bit of influence, something that’s not lost on them at all.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at reception to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the investiture of Britain's Prince Charles.
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The birth of the ‘Baby Sussex’ nickname

Though the actual birth of Baby Sussex hasn’t yet happened, the nickname for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby got its start when it was referenced in oh-so-many articles about the couple’s upcoming journey into parenthood.

Fans have been happily tweeting about Baby Sussex as they predict the gender, his or her name, and due date… and now Harry and Meghan are giving the nickname a go as well.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle referenced Baby Sussex on their Instagram account

Fans were thrilled to see that the baby nickname got a shoutout on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Instagram account, where they thanked fans for their charitable donations in lieu of baby gifts.

Their post noted:

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.

“Baby Sussex”… how cute is that?

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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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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fans have donated in a huge way

Following the lead of an online baby shower for Prince Harry and Markle, which raised money for a variety of organizations, the couple used their new Instagram account to ask fans to donate to their favorite causes rather than send gifts.

In their Instagram post that referenced Baby Sussex, they happily shared the impact that their fans’ generosity has had, reporting on how their contributions will be put to use. They wrote:

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.