Proud Parents! Every Photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Snoozing Baby Archie
"Parenting is amazing," Harry said. "It’s only been two-and-a-half days and we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy and spend some precious time with him."
Meghan told reporters that Baby Sussex “has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm.”
Harry then added, “I don’t know where he gets that from!”
"Everyone says babies change so much over two weeks," Harry said. "We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. His looks are changing every single day so who knows [who he looks like]."
"There’s a little bit of facial hair as well," Harry joked of his baby's little face. "Wonderful!"
“He’s just been a dream,” Meghan said. “It’s been a special couple of days.”
Meghan also acknowledged the family's admirers, saying, "Thank you everyone for all the well wishes and the kindness. It means so much."
"We just bumped into [Prince Philip] as we were walking by which was so nice," Meghan said. "It will be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family. And my mom is with us as well."
During the brief meeting, both Meghan and Harry doted on their sleepy little one.
Meghan and Harry welcomed their son in the early morning on May 6. The couple decided to keep many of the details around the arrival of their baby private, but they announced that they’d be sharing more in the forthcoming days.
“It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine," Harry told reporters of the baby's arrival hours after the birth on May 6. "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension."
During the event, the couple did not share the baby's name, though did so later in the day via Instagram. Meet Archie!
"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," Harry said in his May 6 interview.
"As every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing," Harry shared on May 6, "but this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m just over the moon.”
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Baby Sussex arrived at Wednesday’s photo call at St. George’s at Windsor in a wool G.H. Hurt & Son blanket and wore a matching cap. (Will and Kate used the same brand to debut their babies.) He appeared to be sleeping for his big debut – which fit Meghan’s description of the baby as “really calm.“
On September 15, 1984, Princess Diana and Prince Charles introduced Harry to the world. Diana showed off her second son while wearing a long red jacket and dress featuring a white Peter Pan collar. Baby Harry was wrapped in a white blanket – and it was nearly impossible to catch a glimpse of his face!
“They definitely want to [have more kids],” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Meghan has talked about having one more.”
“Harry has wanted this family life for a while, and he’s going to love it,” a source close to the royal household told PEOPLE. “He’s always enthusiastic with children, and now he will have his own little world that he has dreamed of for a long time.”
The couple's touchy exit from the photo op was just like that of the day they confirmed their engagement (so sweet!).
Before the baby's arrival, Meghan and Harry thanked fans for the "virtual baby shower" encouraging charitable donations in honor of their child. One of the organizations mentioned was Los Angeles-based Baby2Baby, which has seen a huge impact.
“Our donors are generally mostly in the U.S., so to have people from Guadalajara to Italy donating to Baby2Baby has been really exciting,” co-founder and co-president Kelly Sawyer Patricof told PEOPLE. “Not only have we received the monetary donations but also so many of the basic essentials that we distribute have been growing – cribs, diapers, toothbrushes, baby blankets, pajamas, all sorts of product donations of the basic essentials that we provide to children in need.”
The glowing new mom wore a delicate necklace featuring a touch of turquoise - learn all about its hidden meaning here.
Baby Sussex's debut was just as adorable as those of his royal cousins — see them all side by side here!
On the couple's Instagram account, photos of the debut were accompanied by this caption: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ... 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 couple's next several days will likely be filled with quiet time, family meetings and baby bonding — though Harry will be in The Hague on Thursday for the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020.
The little cutie weighed 7lbs., 3oz. at birth.
Though Harry held him for the big moment, mom Meghan stayed superclose, stroking the baby's head gently from time to time.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were on an official visit to Germany during the meet and greet. A fan showed Camilla a photo of the baby, though, to which she replied, "Thank you for showing this to me."
Prince William and Kate Middleton also stepped out in London minutes after the baby photos went wide; the day before, they'd publicly extended their congratulations to Harry and Meghan.
Meghan and Harry could not have looked more overjoyed while speaking to the press.
The royals have another big milestone coming up: their first wedding anniversary, on May 19.
We can't wait to see more of you (and learn your name), Baby Sussex!