By now, most of the world has heard the fantastic news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, AKA Harry and Meghan, met their new little prince this morning.
The news came in dribs and drabs, first with the announcement that the Duchess was in labor. Then, just a couple of hours later, the big event was unveiled.
Meghan gave birth to a healthy seven pound, three ounces BOY!
The new little prince is said to have made his grand entrance early in the morning, London time, so by the time we got the word here in the States, it was old news…
The birth was, of course, announced by the Palace in the traditional Royal way:
"The Queen and the Royal Family are delighted at the news that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526am today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."
But the way the new parents shared their news was a nod to more modern traditions.
Prince Harry took to his and Meghan’s new Instagram account to post the exciting news.
“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. 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.
"More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.”
Then, even more exciting, a short video made its way into the public arena in which the ecstatic new daddy shared a few more details.
“I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and I had a baby boy.”
"This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess’ first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz.
"Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy."
Harry then went on to share the birth statistics, time, weight, and the fact that ma’am and babe are doing well.
It was so fun to see the brand new papa nearly exploding with joy about his new little son.
And the couple's Instagram followers seem to agree:
“The pure joy radiating from him is possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen” 😩😩😩😩😩
❤️❤️ “this type of announcement is a lot more fun and cuter. Love that boyish excitement and just his over all amazement, it really shows” 💖💖
“Princess Diana would be so Proud !!! Congratulations Duke and Duchess of Sussex”
When asked about names, the proud poppa said, “That’s the next bit…”
Then he shared some new information.
According to the Duke of Sussex, himself, it seems as though he, Meghan and the baby will meet with the media to introduce their little guy to the world. And just WHEN will that be??
In his own words, "We'll be seeing you guys in probably two days' time, as planned." That sounds like Wednesday, May eighth to me!
And I, for one, can hardly wait to get a glimpse off him! And the new momma, of course!!