The 1 Thing Everyone Got Wrong About Baby Sussex’s Birthday

Finally, everyone can take a deep breath and relax: as-yet-unnamed Baby Sussex has arrived! The bouncing baby boy arrived in the early hours of May 6, 2019, according to a royal statement. Prince Harry appeared on camera effusive with excitement over the birth of his first child, who entered the world at 5:26 AM weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

It’s been a tense few weeks awaiting the newest royal baby’s arrival. The public and press were understandably confused when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were planning to celebrate the birth first privately and share the news once they’d had a chance to bond. But this statement left everyone in a state of panic—would we all have to wait days or weeks to know the outcome?

Well, it’s time to put those worries aside, because we were all wrong about when and how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would announce the birth.

Waiting for baby Sussex
Waiting for Baby Sussex | Adrian DennisAFP/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wasted no time sharing the exciting news

There were many people who fretted that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would hide their new baby away in their newly renovated home and conspiracy theorists who speculated that Meghan Markle secretly gave birth weeks ago. But in the morning hours of May 6, we learned the truth: shortly after announcing Meghan Markle was in labor, news began trickling in that Markle had given birth to a son.

Buckingham Palace released an official statement and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also shared the news on their personal Instagram page. Then there was a video of Prince Harry speaking on the event that was almost too sweet to watch.

Prince Harry
Prince Harry | Steve Parsons/AFP/Getty Images

“This little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon,” Prince Harry excitedly told reporters outside Frogmore Cottage. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, and we’re both absolutely thrilled.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are staying true to royal tradition

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t afraid to make their own rules and bend centuries-old traditions to suit their own agendas. However, when it came to welcoming a new royal heir, the couple chose to keep the public informed of what was going on right up until it happened.

True, Meghan Markle is planning to skip the iconic photo on the steps outside the Lindo Wing. But considering how quickly she shared the news of the baby’s birth, royal fans are expecting to see photos and find out the baby’s name fairly quickly. It’s all heartening news for everyone who feared the royal baby would be kept hidden for days or weeks.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may change now that they’re parents

It’s undeniable that parenthood changes people—for better or for worse. It’s possible that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were planning to wait longer to make their announcement, but once the baby arrived they were too excited to wait.

We can only hope the same standards apply when those first baby photos appear. We can’t wait to see the sweet pictures of the royal baby!