The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have sparked fresh baby fever as they referred to their first child as ‘Baby Sussex’ for the first time.
On their official Instagram page, Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone for their donations to charities for children and parents instead of sending them gifts.
As they count down the days until their baby’s due date, the couple said ‘On behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much.’
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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe – from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.
The reference to ‘Baby Sussex’ delighted royal fans on social media, with one saying ‘Mentioning Baby Sussex is the cherry on top!’
Harry and Meghan are believed to be planning a home birth for their first child at their new home Frogmore Cottage, close to the Queen’s Windsor Castle home.