We are still waiting with bated breath for the name of the royal baby, but we have at least had our first glimpse of Meghan Markle since giving birth to her baby son.
Meghan and Prince Harry have had a couple of days to get used to being parents, but the release of new official photos is the first time we have seen them together as a family, with their littlest addition.
Foregoing the royal tradition of appearing on the steps of the hospital, mere hours after birthing life, with full makeup and a perfect blowdry, Meghan gave herself time to rest, recover and feel more like herself again before facing the media.
Motherhood certainly seems to suit the Duchess as she stepped out in a stunning outfit for her first public appearance as a mum.
She wore a gorgeous white dress with custom detailing around the collar.
It’s in fact a bespoke dress by British designer Grace Wells Bonner, but we initially thought it was a variation on this beautiful Givenchy number, which costs £1,930
Givenchy is famously one of the Duchess’ favourite designers. Meghan is often seen dressed head-to-toe in the label, and has worn their pieces countless times during her relatively short period as a royal.
She loves it so much she even wore a timeless Givenchy gown on her wedding day.
The Duchess is reportedly close to the label’s creative director Clare Waight Keller, and they are often known to work together to create bespoke looks – including the stunningly simple bridal gown.
‘I had no idea how momentous it was going to be,’ the designer told TIME magazine, speaking about Meghan’s wedding dress.
‘The last time there was a royal wedding, there was no Instagram, really, or any of those huge social networks. So it really took me aback, actually.
‘The idea of that purity was just really modern. I think it was right for now, and it was right for her.’
This latest dress features a gentle A-line, with a v-neck collar, a double row of natural button detailing the front of the dress and a tie fastening around the waist.
She also wore a pair of staggeringly high, nude Manolo Blahnik pumps in beige suede, which cost around £500 – along with nude tights.
New dad Prince Harry wore a pastel blue suit – maybe in honour of his new little boy – teamed with a crisp, white shirt, blue tie and smart brown shoes with blue labels.
Both parents looked surprisingly bright for people who have probably not had much sleep for the last two days.
But we are slightly concerned by the light colours that they have both opted to wear – never the wisest idea when holding a newborn.
And what of baby Sussex? Our first glimpse of the two-day-old Royal certainly didn’t disappoint. With cupid’s bow lips and a button nose poking out from under a white hat and blankets – he is already breaking our hearts.
The couple chose a truly millennial method to announce the birth of their son. A statement was released on the royal couple’s official Instagram account, revealing that the baby was born before 6am.
‘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,’ the statement reads.
After watching the Duchess of Sussex give birth for the first time, Harry said the experience as ‘amazing’.
He went on to express his admiration for women and their ability to give birth: ‘How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension,’ Prince Harry said.
And this is the energy we want to see from all new dads. We are here for it.
We can’t wait to see what the adorable new family do next.