Meghan Markle looks stunning in gorgeous white dress just two days after giving birth to Baby Archie
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have released the first photos of their new baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, since his arrival on Monday.
The photos were taken in St George's Hall in Windsor Castle and showed the Duchess of Sussex looking absolutely stunning in a white sleeveless double breasted wrap dress by London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner with taupe suede pumps. She completed the look with high heels and styled her hair down, according to Town & Country.
The Sussex royals had announced beforehand they wanted to keep the birth of their first child private, meaning they wouldn't pose for photos as soon as they left the hospital with the newborn baby — a practice that has otherwise become a tradition in the past few decades.
Instead, Meghan and Harry chose to wait a few days before releasing the royal baby's photos.
Baby Sussex's royal debut is markedly different from previous royal babies.
After the births of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, Prince William and Kate Middleton opted to do the customary post-hospital photo op all the three times.
The first photos of George, Charlotte, and Louis all feature a smiling mom and dad posing with their newborn on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's hospital in London. The Duchess of Cambridge sported a Jenny Packham dress on each occasion.
Kate and Meghan have vastly different personal styles. While the former has a penchant for classic and feminine silhouettes and patterns, the latter's taste is more contemporary and sleek, favoring clean lines and bold colors. It's only natural that their debut looks with their babies would bear a notable difference.
Kate paid homage to Princess Diana, her late mother-in-law, when she became a mother for the first time after giving birth to Prince George in 2013.
At the time, she wore a bespoke short sleeved blue polka dotted dress with an empire waist by Jenny Packham — reminiscent of the dotted dress Diana wore while exiting the hospital with Prince Williams almost thirty years ago.
In May 2015, when Princess Charlotte arrived, Kate sported a slightly different style midi dress by Jenny Packham, with a yellow and white floral frock and three-quarter sleeves.
The Duchess of Cambridge's most recent delivery was that of Prince Louis in April 2018. During the photo op, Kate was seen donning a red Jenny Packham dress with a delicate white lace collar. The outfit was widely considered as yet another tribute to Princess Diana, who wore a red dress with a white Peter Pan collar as she introduced Prince Harry to the world in 1984.
Meghan's look in comparison to her sister-in-law was arguably more contemporary and daring — befitting of her pathbreaking wardrobe choices. Meanwhile, Kate's subtle and feminine style has its own following.
Baby Sussex, whose official name is yet to be released, arrived on Monday, May 6, weighing 7 lbs, 3 oz.