What's Next for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Royal Baby Boy?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby has finally arrived!

On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the arrival of their first child, a baby boy. Following the exciting news, Harry spoke to reporters, where he gushed about his wife and their first child.

"I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this early morning. A very healthy boy," he said. "Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been the most amazing experience I can ever have possibly imagined."

"How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension," he added. "But, we're both absolutely thrilled. And so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there. It's been amazing. So we just wanted to share this with everybody."

Harry continued his praise, saying, "It was amazing. Absolutely incredible. And, as I said, I'm so incredibly proud of my wife. And, as every father and parent would ever say, your baby's absolutely amazing, but this little thing is absolutely to die for. So I'm just over the moon."

Keep reading for all the information about what's next for Baby Sussex.

When will Baby Sussex's name be revealed?

During his statement to reporters, Harry said that he and Meghan are "still thinking" about what they'll name their little one. 

"The baby's a little bit overdue so we've had a little bit of time to think about it," he said. "That's the next bit."

Back in April, the duke and duchess were favored to welcome a baby girl, but oddsmakers still worked up the most likely boy names, with Rupert Adams, a spokesperson for William Hill, giving Arthur 4/1 odds. Edward, James and Phillip came in as the next most likely with 16/1 odds.

Weeks later, Buckingham Palace denied leaking Baby Sussex's likely names when suspicious fans discovered that if you go to the Royal Family website and add suspected names like "/prince-arthur" and "/prince-james" to the address bar, it redirects to the homepage. 

"A large number of search term redirects were set up some time ago on royal.uk," a spokeswoman for the palace told ET. "This was in order to improve user experience."

When will the first photos of Baby Sussex arrive?

Harry told reporters on Monday that he and Meghan plan to introduce their little one to the world in a couple of days, leading many to believe that fans will get their first peek at Baby Sussex on Wednesday.

"I think we'll be seeing you guys in probably two days time as planned, as a family," Harry said. "To be able to share it with you guys and so everyone can see the baby."

Harry and Meghan's introduction of their firstborn breaks from the tradition of what Kate Middleton and Prince William did for their children. Following the birth of each of their three children, Kate and William gave fans the first look at the newborns on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital in London. Instead, Meghan and Harry will pose with Baby Sussex on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where they live in Frogmore Cottage.

"Meghan Markle does not want the pressure of having to pose on the steps for cameras so soon after childbirth," a source told ET last month, adding that, while the couple is "extremely excited" for the birth of their first child, they intend to "enjoy the magic of childhood without any undue expectations."

When will Baby Sussex have his christening?

Last week, a royal source told ET that Baby Sussex, who will be seventh in line to the throne, will follow royal tradition and be christened like other royal children soon after their birth. The baby will be Queen Elizabeth's eighth great-grandchild and Her Majesty, along with other members of the family, will attend his christening.

Baby Sussex is expected to don the same handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the queen, which other royal children have worn. According to royal tradition, the Lily Font and water from the River Jordan should again be used during the baptism.

Are Harry, Meghan and Baby Sussex moving to Africa?

Last month, a source told ET that Harry and Meghan are potentially planning to relocate to Africa for anywhere from two to six months following Baby Sussex's birth. Those plans, the source said, are in the "beginning stages," adding that the new "assignment" would be a way to harness their popularity in a commonwealth country.

"The idea is it’s really a step beyond the traditional royal visit -- an opportunity to have some roots and time in a place so that you can focus more in depth and interact in the community as Ambassadors in the U.K., in the commonwealth community and the work they care deeply about," the source said.

Buckingham Palace didn't deny the reports, stating, "Any future plans for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are speculative at this stage and no decision has been taken about future roles."

While an extended move is still uncertain, another source told ET that Harry and Meghan are planning to visit Africa in the fall. Whether or not Baby Sussex will join his parents on the trip is unclear.

According to the source, the trip "is still in the planning stages," but it will be an official tour at the request of Her Majesty’s government. Another source shared that the countries the duke and duchess plan to visit will be released "in due course."

The royal source noted that Africa holds a "special place in the couple's heart," and that Harry has called it a "second home." He made his first visit to the continent with his father, Prince Charles, shortly after his mother, Princess Diana’s, death in 1997 and started the Lesotho-based charity Sentebale to honor his late mother. 

Harry also said Botswana is where he and Meghan spent the crucial early first days of their relationship during the couple's first-ever interview together after announcing their engagement. 

Watch the video below for more on Baby Sussex. 

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