Kate Middleton and Prince William gave their first on-camera interview about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s newborn son today (May 7), and they revealed something surprising: Even they don’t know Baby Sussex’s name.
“We look forward to meeting him, and finding out what his name is going to be,” Middleton told Hello! magazine, referring to Markle and Prince Harry’s baby. “So it’s really exciting for both of them. And I’m wishing them the best in these next few weeks. It’s always a bit daunting the first time around.”
To play devil’s advocate, it’s possible Prince Harry and Markle still haven’t named their son yet. After all, the Duke of Sussex told journalists yesterday, “We’re still thinking about names. The baby’s a little bit overdue, so we’ve had time to think about it. That’s the next bit.” It’s also possible Middleton and Prince William do know the name, but they’re just playing coy.
Regardless, Prince William says he’s “absolutely thrilled” for his brother and Markle: “We’re looking forward to seeing them in the next few days. I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
He added, “I wish him all the best. I hope in the next few days they can settle down and enjoy having a newborn in their family and all the joys that come with that.”
Middleton is especially excited that Baby Sussex’s birthday lines up so closely with two of her own children: Princess Charlotte (born May 2) and Prince Louis (born April 23). “It’s such a special time, and with Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays, it’s such a great time of the year to have a baby,” she said. “Spring’s in the air and everything, so it’s pretty great.”
Fingers crossed we get some cute joint birthday parties next year. Check out Kate Middleton and Prince William’s new interview in the video, above.