It’s true: There were quite a few details—birthday and birth weight included—in this morning’s official Instagram post about the arrival of Baby Sussex, the first-born child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But one major detail was omitted: the actual birth time of the newborn royal.
Leave it to Queen Elizabeth to clear things up. Per royal tradition, an easel with a royal birth announcement was dutifully (and ceremoniously) placed in front of Buckingham Palace today. There, information was still sparse, but one additional nugget of info was included: Baby Sussex was born at 5:26 a.m.
The full 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 5:26 a.m. today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”
Thanks to this, we can color in the blanks on the birth announcement that Meghan Markle will undoubtedly snail mail to well-wishers down the line: “Baby Sussex (Name TBD) was born on May 6, 2019 at 5:26 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces.”
The countdown to the royal baby photo op is on.