Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Buckingham Palace Just Placed a Royal Proclamation at the Front Gates to Announce Baby Sussex’s Arrival

Don’t get us wrong: We’re bowing down to the modern royals—Kate, William, Harry and Meghan—who are choosing to announce their royal births on Instagram. (Did you see the news about Baby Sussex? Yahoo!)

But, call us traditionalists, we still live for the moment that Buckingham Palace posts an official proclamation of a new royal baby’s arrival by the front gates.

In a new video posted to Instagram by the royal family’s official account, you can see two Buckingham Palace staffers dutifully carrying the notice outside to display on the ceremonial easel for the public to view for 24 hours. (The royal back story: The notice actually used to be handwritten, but in recent years, it’s been typed up.)

It 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.”

No fancy fonts—just Buckingham Palace letterhead—were used, but it speaks to the pomp and circumstance of the royal family and we’re here for it.

We’re also eagerly waiting for that first official photo op. (Prince Harry confirmed it would be in two days’ time, fingers crossed.)

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