As soon as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they'd welcomed a baby boy into the world on Monday, we all began wondering when we'd get to meet the littlest royal. Now, we're finally getting a look at him, thanks to these stunning just-released photos—and he's perfect!
Markle and Prince Harry posed for a private photo-call at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, introducing their baby to a small group of press (and, in turn, the entire globe). The Daily Mail reported that the royal couple had invited a select group of British media professionals to the session, which also included a brief interview about their new foray into parenthood. This also marked the first time that Markle has spoken publicly about giving birth to her son.
Markle wore an elegant white sleeveless trench dress by British menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner, according to People, and shared how amazing the experience of becoming a mother has been for her.
“It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy,” she said.
She also said that the new baby “has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm.” Prince Harry, who recently gushed to the press about how happy he is about his new son, joked, "I don’t know where he gets that from!”
Harry also teased that his son takes after him, saying, 'He's already got a little bit of facial hair as well, wonderful.'
The photo op was organized as an alternative to what other royals like Kate Middleton have done in the past: posing outside of St. Mary's Hospital immediately after the baby's birth. Prince Harry and Markle had said previously they wanted to keep their baby's birth more private, choosing to do things their own way. They reportedly didn't even announce that Markle was in labor until after she'd given birth.
On Wednesday, the couple also revealed other ways they broke with royal protocol, confirming that they did not find out the baby's sex beforehand, and Meghan opted for a female doctor–led delivery team, per Elle UK.
Both of them looked incredibly happy during the photo-call, which was reportedly also attended by the Queen. (They also said they bumped into Prince Philip at the castle, giving them a chance to introduce him to his newest great-grandson.) The baby, meanwhile, was completely relaxed and adorable during the photos, showing off that sweet temperament Markle was talking about. We still need to know his name, but these pictures should hold everyone over for now.