Why Baby Sussex Won’t Have Commemorative Royal Merchandise Like His Cousins
Baby Sussex is here and the whole world is celebrating. Or at least it seems like it.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born early Monday morning. The birth was announced via the Sussex Royal Instagram page with a photo that read “it’s a boy.”
“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. “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.”
Why won’t Archie have commemorative merchandise?
When a royal baby is born, people like to celebrate. Often that is done through purchasing commemorative items surrounding the event. When each of Prince William’s three children was born, the Royal Collection Trust released new baby-themed items for people to purchase.
But since the birth of Archie, there have been no new items released.
“We have no new ranges to announce,”a spokesperson for the Royal Collection Trust told The Independent.
This could be due to the fact that Markle and Harry have decided to have their baby in a much more private manner than Harry’s older brother.
What other ways have Markle and Harry broken away from tradition?
This turn away from the usual way things are done shouldn’t be a surprise at all coming from Markle and Harry. The couple has proven time and time again that they like to do things their own way and will not be pressured to do otherwise.
Instead of taking pictures on the hospital steps after giving birth like William’s wife, Kate Middleton, Harry and Markle decided that they wanted to have the baby’s first moments be kept private and not pose for pictures immediately after he was born.
Markle also chose not to give birth at The Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital where royal women have been going for decades. Instead, she chose to give birth at a hospital closer to her new home, Frogmore Cottage.
What commemorative items can be bought from the Royal Collection Shop?
While you may not be able to buy any Archie themed items through the Royal Trust, some of Prince Louis’ items that were released in 2018 are still available. You can purchase his Royal Baby Commemorative Pill Box for
£35.00 or his Royal Baby Commemorative Plate for £24.50.
If you’d like something more Markle and Harry-themed, you can still buy the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Royal Wedding Mug that is engraved with the couple’s initials.
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