How Harry And Meghan Broke A New Tradition With Royal Baby Easel
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are parents to a healthy baby boy which arrived on Monday May 6th.
The protective new mom and dad want to keep the details of the baby’s birth private, going so far as to leave out the doctor’s signatures or any other detail on where the baby was delivered from the baby’s birth bulletin. The framed message was set up in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for well-wishers to read on Monday Afternoon.
Brought out just after 4.45pm from the Privy Purse Door, the announcement read: “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.”
Footmen Stephen Kelly and Sarah Thompson carried out the golden easel, with the bulletin coming after with its wooden frame. In honor of the new royal baby’s birth, the palace’s Union Jack flag was taken down and replaced with a bigger one.
So far we have no information about the baby’s birth, but that was expected as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle issues a statement in late April in which they informed the public that they will be keeping the details of the birth to themselves, as a way to allow them to fully enjoy the moment personally.
We will have to wait a couple of days to get the first glimpse of the newest member of the royal family. Prince Harry made a announcement himself after the arrival of his son, informing the public that they plan on making another announcement in two days time “so everyone can see the baby.”
In comparison, when Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were born, all of their easels had the signatures of the doctors who were present at their births. These included Dr. Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who appeared on all three announcements, and Dr. Alan Farthing, who was on hand for Charlotte and Louis’s births.
After weeks of royal baby watching, fans around the world were thrilled to find out that the Duke and Duchess had welcomed a son on Bank Holiday Monday. The official statement from the Palace read: “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.”
The message continued: “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 have been informed and are delighted with the news. The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage.”
The statement concluded: “Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.”