Royal fans have been waiting eagerly for their first glimpse of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s son and overnight, the new parents shared a series of adorable photographs of their bundle of joy with the world.
Taking to the Sussex Royal Instagram page, Harry and Meghan proudly showed off their new son with the world.
“Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family,” the post read.
“They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago.”
The photographs, captured by photographer Chris Allerton, showed the proud parents happily embracing their new son at Windsor Castle.
In a separate post, the young couple confirmed Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Meghan’s mother Doria had met the baby and that he’d been named.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” a caption read.
In the photo, Queen Elizabeth could be seen smiling with delight as she met her new great-grandson for the first time.
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” the caption continued. “The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”
Fans were quick to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan on social media.
One comment on Instagram read: “The luckiest little baby to have the combination of your two beautiful souls. Love the name.”
Another fan said: “Such a beautiful picture so happy for them.”
A third added: “Wait and see, every little boy in Britain will be named Archie.”
The couple initially made the announcement on their official Instagram page, sharing an image with the words, “It’s a boy” across it.
The palace then made the official announcement on Monday (UK time) with a notice of birth going on display on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, revealing Meghan had delivered a healthy baby at 05.26am at the couple’s home of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, London.
Speaking on camera at the time, a beaming Harry told news reporters: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.
“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody.”