The royal couple stepped out just one day after the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's newborn son to announce a new sailing race that will benefit eight of their royal patronages – but the big baby news wasn’t far from their minds.
Speaking to the crowds, the Duke of Cambridge said he was “absolutely thrilled” about the birth, adding he was “looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quieted down.”
He added, “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!”
Kate added, “It’s such a special time. Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays – it’s such a great time of the year to have a baby. Spring’s in the air, so it’s really great. As William said, look forward to meeting him and finding out what his name’s going to be. It’s really exciting for both of them. These next few weeks, it’s always a bit daunting first time around so wish them all the best.”
After Baby Sussex's arrival on May 6, Queen Elizabeth, great-grandmother to the newborn, also added her welcome to the newest member of the family.
“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,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Monday.
Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland, said she was “overjoyed” about becoming a first-time grandmother.
“The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage. Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well,” the statement read.
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