Kate Middleton and Prince William Shared Their Thoughts on the Arrival of Baby Sussex

The birth of Prince Harris and Duchess Meghan’s first son delighted a lot of people, including his uncle and aunt Prince William and Duchess Kate.

Soon after Meghan and Harris’ baby boy was born on May 6 – weighing 7lbs 3oz – the proud father showed his excitement in front of the cameras. In the short message he shared, Harry said that his boy and wife were doing “incredibly well.”

One of the aspects that some people expected he would have shared was the baby’s name, especially because he was born one week overdue and they had some extra time to think about it. However, the Prince said that they were still thinking about names.

“I’m very pleased to welcome my own brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!”

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a family of 53 countries working together to promote democracy, protect human rights, regenerate the environment, and focus not on what makes us different - but rather what we have in ‘common.’ What unites us versus what divides us. Representing nearly one third of the world’s population, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, the Commonwealth also serves as a champion for youth empowerment, which is a key focus of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Her Majesty The Queen serves as patron of the @queens_commonwealth_trust, which Their Royal Highnesses proudly serve as President and Vice-President of. The Duke is also Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Through The Duke and Duchess’ Commonwealth travels, they have worked with and supported young leaders on mobilizing youth engagement, and working towards a more unified future that spearheads progress, sustainability, optimism, and taking action. With that said, Mozambique, a member state of the Commonwealth, is currently enduring Cyclone Kenneth, the most destructive natural disaster the northern coast has ever experienced. On the heels of Cyclone Idai (where over 1000 people lost their lives) this cyclone will leave the people of Mozambique victim to catastrophic flooding, food insecurity, displacement, and obliteration of their homes and villages. If you’d like to help, please visit DEC.org.uk Photo credit: Chris Jackson & Samir Hussein

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Finally, Harry said that in two days (May 8) his family would share more information about the baby Prince, probably including his name and finally showing him to the world.

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What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

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WILLIAM AND KATE’S THOUGHTS ON THE BABY

Soon after the birth, the Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the official announcement. Kensington Palace’s account reposted it and added William and Kate’s thoughts on the wonderful news.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son today, and look forward to meeting the latest addition to the family,” read the caption.

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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WELCOMING HIS BROTHER TO PARENTING

One day after the birth, William and Kate were asked again about Harris and Meghan’s baby, and William pointed out that they were “absolutely thrilled,” that they were looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when “he’s quietened down.”

He finished the interview with a joke: “I’m very pleased to welcome my own brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!”

THE REST OF THE FAMILY’S THOUGHTS

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, they pointed out that The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Earl Spencer knew about the birth and were delighted about it.

The statement also made clear that Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, was “overjoyed” as the boy is her first grandchild. Doria was with the Royal couple at Frogmore Cottage.

Meghan and Harry announced the pregnancy to family and friends at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle in October 2018. Only one month later, Kate admitted to being excited about her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, welcoming a cousin.

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