The Miracle of Childbirth Has Blown Prince Harry’s Mind
Prince Harry has a habit of giving royalists precisely what they want from the monarchy: endearing moments that fulfil a fairytale narrative and help us escape the mundanity of peasant life. Harry, with his rosy cheeks, unfussy scruff and propensity for PR-perfect photo moments, is Prince Charming, and with Meghan Markle, he found his modern all-American princess. Together, they’ve captured hearts and dominated headlines — and their newborn baby boy is sure to do the same.
Understandably, he’s already smitten with the seven-pound baby that’s now seventh-in-line for the British throne. “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning. A very healthy boy,” Prince Harry told the press, rubbing his hands together nervously as he stood outside the horse stable at Frogmore Cottage.
The Duke of Sussex announces his wife has given birth to a baby boy.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 6, 2019
“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever possibly imagine. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension,” he continues, placing his fingers on his temples to mimic an exploded brain. “We are both absolutely thrilled. And so grateful to all the love and support of everybody out there.”
“I’m so incredibly proud of my wife,” he later added, before thanking both the press and the horses present. “As every parent and father will say, your baby is absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I’m over the moon.”
It was a simple 96-second announcement, but it left a huge impression. Even those who reject the need for a taxpayer-funded British monarchy were won over by Prince Harry’s flushed face and giddy behaviour. Specifically, they were taken by his awe of the female body.
Whatever your feelings about Royal babies (and I know the Internet has A LOT of feelings) this video of Prince Harry gushing about his baby and how awesome women are is really sweet. https://t.co/Mja2wHtKEo
— Melissa Ryan (@MelissaRyan) May 6, 2019
I'm not a royalist, but hearing Prince Harry talk about his amazement at the capabilities of a woman in childbirth made me feel so happy. I need to watch a compilation of men talking about how women are amazing now, lol!
— Fatimah Mohamied (@GeekFatimah) May 6, 2019
You gotta give it to prince Harry, never misses an opportunity to show his gratitude for his wife, his appreciation for everything she does, as well as his admiration for women in general. Many men could learn from this young prince. Congratulations D&DOS on #BabyBoySussex
— MimiUSAFR (@MIMIUSAEU) May 6, 2019
Thank you, Prince Harry, for acknowledging women. Your mother would be very proud of that statement. You have been a friend to and supporter of women everywhere, and we have noticed, to be sure. Please continue to speak out.
— marjorie (@onceupntym) May 6, 2019
Normally I don’t care about baby stuff, but Prince Harry’s absolute admiration, pride, and appreciation for Meghan and all women who experience labor is not only adorable and justified but encouraging to see a public figure recognize this.
— Devin C-G (@DevinCG) May 6, 2019