Unless you’ve been living on Mars in a cave with really crappy wi-fi, by now, you’ve probably heard that Meghan Markle has welcomed a baby boy.
All over the world, fans are sharing in Meghan’s joy — although we’re guessing no one on the planet is as happy as Prince Harry seems to be this week.
So we know a little prince has entered the world at 7 lbs. 6 oz., but currently that’s about all we know.
At this point, many questions remain about the Sussexes’ bundle of joy.
First and foremost, of course, is the mystery of what Meghan and Harry will name the baby.
Sadly, the global gambling community’s most dedicated degenerates will have to wait, as the duke and duchess claimed yesterday that they had not yet decided on a name.
And knowing how private these two are, it might be a week or more before they share their selection with the world.
In the meantime, the British tabloid media is having a field day speculating about what life will be like for Meghan and Harry in their first days of parenthood.
First, they interpreted Kate Middleton’s congratulations as mild taunting, suggesting that the Duchess of Cambridge is hinting that the couple is not up to the “daunting” task before them.
That one doesn’t seem to have gained much traction, so now they’ve switched tacks and are focusing on the skeleton crew staff at Frogmore Cottage.
As you may have heard, Meghan has an undeserved reputation as being difficult to work for.
Several royal staffers have quit for various reasons in the years since she started dating Harry, and even though not one of them has publicly complained about Meghan, this is the basis for the tabloids’ “Duchess Diva” narrative.
It’s also the basis for the rumor that Meghan and Harry will not have a nanny.
It turns out, that’s not the case — but it is true that the Sussexes will have a much smaller staff than most royals.
“There’s no chef, no valets, just them which is how they want it to be,” a friend of the couple tells Vanity Fair.
“Of course they will have help in time, but they don’t want to be surrounded by staff at the moment.”
But that doesn’t mean Harry and Meghan won’t have help.
“[Meghan’s mother] Doria is going to be very hands on. She and Meghan are very close and Meghan wants her mother close by,” says source close to the Duchess.
“Doria plans to help Meghan slowly recover from the birth and get back into shape with yoga,” the source adds.
“She will be cooking for her and generally taking care of her and of course the baby.”
Of course, the source also claims that Harry will be changing a lot of diapers and “getting up in the night to help with feeds,” so you may want to take this account with a hefty grain of salt.