The long-awaited Baby Sussex has finally been born but the royal household remains a hive of activity as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry settle into life as parents.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave birth to a 7lb 3oz bouncing boy at 5.26am on Monday morning – and there are plenty of people queuing up to meet the newest edition to the royal family.
At the front of the line is Her Majesty The Queen who is currently staying at Windsor Castle.
It is believed the great-grandmother and her husband Prince Phillip will make the trip to Frogmore Cottage to meet their fourth great-grandson in the next couple of days.
Since Prince Harry enthusiastically delivered the happy news in front of the cottage's stables yesterday afternoon, little has been heard from the new dad's brother and his wife, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Aside from 'liking' the couple's celebratory Instagram post, Prince William and Kate Middleton have been quiet on the royal baby front.
If they didn't manage to sneak past the crowds of well wishers and photographers yesterday, it is expected Prince William and Kate will visit their first nephew today – possibly with the baby's cousins George, Charlotte and Louis in tow.
Tomorrow the Cambridge's will travel to north Wales – where they lived as newlyweds – to visit the Caernarfon Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Base.
For most first mums and dads fumbling through the first hours of parenthood, the presence of an older relation with some baby experience is a godsend.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no different, meaning the presence of Doria Ragland at her daughter's bedside will have been greatly welcomed.
According to a Buckingham Palace statement released yesterday afternoon, the "overjoyed" grandmother was with Harry and Meghan at Frogmore Cottage when the baby arrived.
The birth of Baby Sussex couldn't have come at a better time for Prince Charles and Lady Camilla.
Concerns had been raised that the Prince of Wales and his wife would feel honour bound to go on a scheduled three day trip to Germany starting on Tuesday if Meghan was yet to give birth.
Luckily for Charles and Camilla, they are able to fly out to Berlin today having already clapped eyes on the newest Windsor.
The Duke and Duchess will have to make a quick switch from doting grandparent-figures to statesman and women when they meet German President Angela Merkel at the Federal Chancellory later today.
While all of this activity is swirling around, Meghan and Harry's primary focus will, of course, be their baby son.
Aside from the physical practicalities of feeding, cleaning and cuddling a new born infant, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex need to think of a name for their first child.
Although the overdue baby's late arrival earned his parents some extra thinking time, yesterday Harry admitted that they hadn't quite made their minds up yet.
"We're still thinking about names," the prince explained.
"He's a little bit overdue so we've had a little of bit time to think about it, but that's the next bit.
"For us, I think we'll be seeing you guys in probably two days time as planned, as a family to be able to share it with you guys so that everyone can see the baby."
Once the name has been settled and Harry and Meghan's nearest and dearest have had the chance to meet Baby Sussex, the couple will then introduce Britain to its newest royal baby.
It is not known when exactly the appearance will take place, although the suggestion is Wednesday afternoon.
The location of the big reveal is also yet to be announced.
A great deal was made of Meghan's desire to follow in the footsteps of Her Majesty and have a homebirth.
But ass it turned out, the Duchess – a week overdue by this point – was whisked to a private hospital by her security team to deliver her newborn son.
It is believed The Portland Hospital in Central London was chosen for its top-of-the-line £15,000 a night maternity facilties.
The plan was so secret senior royals were not told of the move, it is claimed.
While this level of utmost secrecy has now been relaxed and Harry's appearance at Frogmore suggests they are settled into their cottage, the royal family are remaining tight lipped about the location of Baby Sussex and his parents.
What has been confirmed is that the Duke will go ahead with his planned trip to the Netherlands on Thursday.
Last week Harry announced that he would be cutting the visit slightly short and skip the Amsterdam leg, fueling rumours that the birth was near.
Such speculation turned out to be true, meaning Harry wasn't forced to cancel a promotional tour of his treasured Invictus Games.
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