Welcome to the world, Baby Sussex! The good news is that your parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are really good looking and rich. The bad news is that you’re now 7th in line for the throne and will grow up with paparazzi hanging around outside your house.
In case you somehow missed it, Meghan gave birth to the royal baby on Monday–about a week after her due date. She decided to skip the traditional “meet the press” event after the birth. Although Kate has done it for all 3 babies, Meghan was outspoken against the idea.
Instead, the very modern royals made the announcement on their Instagram. The full text isn’t super personal–it’s clear that it was written by someone from their press office–but it’s part of a larger trend to bring the British royal family into the 21st century.
The post snagged almost 3 million likes–far more than any other post from the royals’ social media accounts.
Meghan has always been close to her mom, Doria Ragland. In fact, Doria is staying with the Sussexes at Frogmore cottage to help with her first grand (royal) baby. The family has apparently cut way back on household staff, and Doria is happy to cook for them.
Unfortunately, the other side of Meghan’s family continues to be a toxic mess. Her estranged father, Thomas Markle, ran his mouth to the tabloids about how happy he is that his grandson is a member of the British royal family. He flip-flops between badmouthing his daughter and worshiping the royals, and it’s gross.
While we haven’t heard anything yet from Samantha Markle, the biggest mess of a messy bunch, Meghan’s half-brother spoke to reporters about his hopes that she’ll learn what family means after she becomes a mother.
Don’t hold your breath, dude. Even the very reserved and upper-crust royal family is more loving than that nest of vipers.
As of right now, we don’t know the baby boy’s name. Nor do we know if the Queen is going to bestow a title on her latest great-grandson.