Archie's Royal Baby Photos Weren't Supposed to Happen Where They Did (but There Was a Big Last-Minute Change)

As any new parent can attest, last-minute changes aren't just commonplace, they're downright guaranteed.

So when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a behind-the-scenes "situation" before their recent photo call to introduce royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to the world, they just rolled with it.

OK, a weather situation. But, still.

According to royal correspondent Omid Scobie, the Sussexes' plans were changed last-minute when a rainy morning forced the photo shoot location indoors. Originally, the brand-new family of three were going to show off baby Archie to the world in an out-of-doors location on the grounds of Windsor, near their new home of Frogmore Cottage.

"The family originally planned to pose on the steps behind Windsor Castle to echo the relaxed wedding photo taken before their wedding reception," Scobie wrote in Harper's Bazaar. "But rain at Windsor meant the 'wet weather scenario' went into place, with Harry, Meghan, and baby posing inside St. George's Hall."

The original location is also the same spot where the duke and duchess took one of their most stunning engagement photos, of Markle sitting between Harry's legs and showing off her ring. It would've been the third photo shoot honoring a momentous occasion in the couple's lives that took place on those very steps.

Aww, man. We would've loved to see little Archie outside, possibly trying to open his eyes for a glimpse at the trees or flowers overhead. Don't get us wrong, that red carpet was spotless…but it wasn't always like that.

Due to the last-minute switch, Scobie reports that the Sussexes' communications secretary Sara Latham and deputy communications secretary Julie Burley were helping make the transition as smooth as possible.

"Burley was spotted picking a few lint pieces off the hall carpet just before the couple arrived," Scobie said per Bazaar

Sounds like Meghan and Harry are already rollin' with the royal punches (and we're not surprised in the least)…

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