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From the beginning of their relationship, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have done things their own way. So, it only makes sense that their newborn son is already (kinda) forging his own path.

In accordance with protocol, a golden easel bearing information regarding Baby Sussex’s birth was posted outside Buckingham Palace yesterday. Now, this is standard with all royal baby birth announcements, but the verbiage on Baby Sussex’s announcement is vastly different than Prince George (5), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis’s (1).

Baby Sussex Birth Announcement
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As you can see above, 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 05:26am today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.” The notice also includes the date at the bottom.

So how does this differ from his cousins’? Well, as you’ll notice on Prince George’s birth announcement below, there was no mention of Queen Elizabeth or the royal family.

Prince George Birth announcement1
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Unlike Baby Sussex’s announcement, Prince George’s also included the signatures of the doctors present at his birth and a hand-written time and date. Both announcements, however, were typed on the same Buckingham Palace stationary.

No word yet on why the announcements are different, but it’s safe to assume the disparity is because Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are the progeny of a future king (Prince William), while Baby Sussex’s dad, Prince Harry, is sixth in line to the throne.

Next up? The name announcement and grand debut. Stay tuned, people. 

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