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How Baby Sussex’s Official Birth Announcement Differs from Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis’s

A traditional easel was placed at Buckingham Palace to confirm the baby's arrival.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Monday, May 6, 2019. Despite the fact that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed the news of their son's arrival on Instagram, the royals also issued a formal birth announcement with a traditional easel placed at Buckingham Palace.

The bulletin gives specific details on the royal baby's arrival and is a longstanding tradition for new royal births. The easel will be displayed outside of Buckingham Palace for just over 24 hours.

Baby Sussex's announcement reads: "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 05:26 a.m. today," the statement reads. "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." The notice also has the date at the bottom.


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Baby Sussex's easel is placed at Buckingham Palace.


A closer look at the easel announcing Baby Sussex's arrival.

Royal fans were treated to an easel announcement when Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis arrived as well. Those three bulletins were slightly different from the latest version, featuring specifics of the baby's birth without any mention of the Queen and the royal family.

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George, Charlotte, and Louis's easels also included signatures from the doctors present for each of the births, including Dr. Guy Thorpe-Beeston, who appears on all three announcements, and Dr. Alan Farthing, who was on hand for Charlotte and Louis's births. Harry and Meghan's announcement doesn't provide any details on the staff or doctors who were present for Baby Sussex's arrival.

See George, Charlotte, and Louis's easels at Buckingham Palace here:


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A look at George, Charlotte, and Louis's official birth announcements displayed at Buckingham Palace.

A very excited Prince Harry spoke to reporters just hours after the baby's arrival, sharing a few details about the birth of his son. "It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined," Harry told reporters. "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing."

Members of both Harry and Meghan's families have all shared their excitement on the arrival of Baby Sussex. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all revealed that they're "delighted with the news" of the baby's birth. Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, also shared that she is "overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild."

In the coming days, we can expect to see the first photos of the new family of three taken in Windsor, along with details on the baby's name.

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*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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