MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry referred to their new arrival as “Baby Sussex” for the first time today, sending royal fans into a meltdown.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex thanked well-wishers on their official Instagram page for donating to charities for children and parents instead of sending them gifts.
Getty – Contributor10 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially referred to their future child as 'Baby Sussex' for the first time
Instagram10 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared this post on their official Instagram page thanking fans for donating to charity instead of sending them gifts
Instagram10 The royal couple mentioned their future daughter or son directly in this part of their post
While the total amount donated is still being counted, the soon-to-be parents added: “On behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much.”
The couple’s post also used the American word “diapers” instead of nappies – maybe a sign Meghan wrote the message herself.
On social media, the royal couple’s reference to “Baby Sussex” melted the hearts of fans, who have been anxiously awaiting for the little one’s arrival.
Commenting on the couple’s post one said: “I get anxiety every time you guy post thinking it’s baby news.”
One said on Twitter: “I think this is a GREAT way to communicate. And mentioning Baby Sussex is the cherry on top!”
Another added: “SussexRoyal IG account is such an uplifting place to be, so much positivity.
“I love that the Sussexes always make sure to thank supporters.”
Many simply shared crying emojis and hearts as they couldn’t find the words to express their delight.
Some fans simply shared emojis to express their emotions
Instagram10 This well-wisher praised the couple
Instagram10 This Meghan fan account praised the positivity the royal couple's Instagram page has
Instagram10 This user simply shared a GIF of a boy crying as words appeared to fail them
'SO MUCH POSITIVITY'
The post informally concluded with: “You made this happen. Thank you.”
The heartwarming message comes a week after Meghan and Harry asked well-wishers to donate the Lunchbox Fund, Well Child, Baby2Baby and Little Village, instead of sending royal baby gifts.
The couple are keeping a tight lip on details surrounding the birth as they said the baby’s arrival will be made public after celebrating privately as a family.
However, there are rumours the Duchess is going to have a home birth at their new home Frogmore Cottage, a stone’s throw from the Queen’s Windsor Castle home.
It is also said they have personally picked their own team to oversee the arrival of the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.
In today’s update, the account also shared how Lunchbox can now provide 100,000 additional hot nutritious meals to children in need across South Africa.
Little Village, a clothes, toys and equipment bank for young children, has received donations from around the world and had a surge in volunteer applications.
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Well Child, which helps seriously ill children to be cared for at home, can now provide more than 300 additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child nurse thanks to the donations.
Baby2Baby, which helps children and parents in need in Meghan's home city of Los Angeles, has received more than 5,000 products including cots, books, backpacks and nappies, along with money.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby is due sometime this month and they will be seventh in line to the throne.
‘Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’ cradle newborn daughter outside the ‘Lindo Wing’ and shop for toys in spoof images
2019 Getty Images10 The royal couple have kept a tight lip on the details surrounding their baby's arrival
Getty – Contributor10 The Duchess of Sussex is due to give birth this month
Getty – Contributor10 Meghan's son or daughter will be seventh in line to the throne