Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were the proudest, most excited parents when they introduced their new son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world on Wednesday morning. Their appearance and photo call at Windsor Castle also marked the Duchess of Sussex’s first interview since becoming a mom.
And she received a little encouragement, courtesy of her husband. According to a lip reader who spoke to Metro UK, Prince Harry whispered, “Here we go,” to Markle before they stepped in front of the cameras. Best. Prince. Ever.
Tina Lannin, the lip reader, also said Prince Harry looked down at his son and commented, “He’s so quiet,” during the photo call.
“It’s pretty amazing. I mean, I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy,” Markle told journalists this afternoon, adding Archie has “the sweetest temperament” and is “really calm.”
The photo call was quick, easy, and even featured a few callbacks to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s relationship. Markle wore a white trench dress, which is similar to what she wore for her and Prince Harry’s engagement press conference.
A few hours after the photo call, the couple released another image on their official Instagram account of Archie meeting Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion,” the post’s caption reads.
The whole day was incredibly special, and Prince Harry’s little whispered moment makes it even sweeter. It’s also a little reminiscent of that perfect second during the royal wedding when Prince Harry looked at Markle and mouthed, “You look amazing.” Excuse us while we swoon for days.
Here’s hoping Meghan and Harry can rest after such an action-packed day.