Baby’s first Instagram! Harry and Meghan’s son makes his social media debut as the couple share new family pictures taken by the photographer took their Christmas card in yet another example of them controlling their image
- The couple took to their official Instagram account ‘SussexRoyal’ with the snaps
- Ex-soldier Chris Allerton took the photos and had previous snapped the couple
- Three pictures of the new family were uploaded, two of which in black and white
- The post has already been liked over 160 times and has over 3,000 comments
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken to their own Instagram account to share ‘their first public moment as a family’.
The ‘SussexRoyal’ account posted three photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their new arrival.
Baby Sussex was born on Monday and earlier today the couple revealed their child to the world.
They then took to Instagram to post charming photographs of the three of them with a caption which read: ‘Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family.
The couple used their SussexRoyal account to post the photographs taken by Chris Allerton
In the second snap the couple look adoringly at their new arrival – who has yet to be named publicly
‘They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago.’
The post has already been liked over 160 times and has over 3,000 comments.
The photos were taken separately to a official media call earlier this afternoon and were taken by former soldier Chris Allerton, who also captured the stunning photo the pair shared on their official Christmas card.
Pictures that were released to the media earlier today through the Press Association had been taken by Dominic Lipinski.
The first picture was a full length colour snap of the couple, which shows them walking out of the doors, Harry carrying the newborn and Meghan gently placing her hand on the back of his arm.
One of the shots taken today (left) looked extremely similar to the one the couple used on their official Christmas card (right)
The second, is a black and white picture, with the couple looking adoringly at the newest member of the royal family.
Last but not least, in homage to their wedding photos, Harry and Meghan struck a similar pose, the two of them walking down the hall, with their backs facing the camera, with Meghan looking up at Harry.
Photographer and former soldier Chris Allerton took the shots earlier today. Allerton is said to have developed his first roll of film at just eight years old and according to his website ‘has been hooked on photography since’.
Allerton left the British Army in 2001 and went on to Lichfield Studios in Notting Hill.
The newest arrival to the royal family has still not been named and members of the public have been waiting in antipation
Harry and Meghan (above left and right) appeared with their new bundle of joy and thanked members of the public for their support earlier today
It was here that he learnt the skills needed to master professional photography. He now travels all over the world and has clients such as Harpers Bazaar, Tatler and broadsheet newspapers.
After taking photos at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May last year, Allerton posted his thanks to the couple.
He said: ‘It was a great honour to be asked to photograph The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day in May. I am delighted that Their Highnesses chose this photograph for their Christmas card’.
Allerton (left) can be seen photographing the royal couple as they come out of the doors
Meghan’s PR boos Sara Latham can be seen running towards Allerton in order to get out of the shot
Allerton had previous studies at the University of Reading, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Prior to that he attended the prestigious Stowe School in Buckinghamshire.
In 1992 he started his Army career and served there until 2001. During his time in the Army he worked for the Household Cavalry.
He was commissioned into The Life Guards, Household Cavalry, before serving in Bosnia in 1994 and Singapore and Argentina in 1995.
The couple had previously taken to Instagram to tell the world they had had a baby boy earlier this week
His last posting was in 1998 at the Adjutant New College at The Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst. He resigned commission in 2000.
In 2001 he started work as a photographic director for Photographic Records. He worked there for over two years.
He then decided to start his own company Allerton Photography, which has offices in both London and Wiltshire.