It’s the moment the world waits for following every royal birth announcement — the royal baby pics! Prior to welcoming their first child, son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on Monday, May 6, fans wondered whether Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were going to take photos with their little bundle of joy on the day of his birth like Kate Middleton and Prince William have done in the past.
Considering Meg, 37, and Harry, 34, have been quite untraditional since the beginning of their relationship, it wasn’t that surprising that the royal couple chose not to follow in their fellow royal family members’ footsteps. Following the births of Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 12 months, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital each time to snap pics with their newest child mere hours after they were born.
Luckily for some of the biggest royal fanatics, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released the official first pictures with their baby son Archie just two days after Meg welcomed him into the world. The new parents looked happier than ever as they smiled and posed for pics with their newborn son inside St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle.
Take a look below to see how Baby Sussex’s royal pics compare to his cousins’!
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