Two dogs, three cousins and seven steps from the throne: Here's the royal baby in numbers

New parents Harry and Meghan Credit: Phil Noble/PA

The latest royal baby arrives into a busy private and public life.

Here is an extended look at the royal baby and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in numbers:

1 – Baby Sussex, a boy, is Harry and Meghan’s first child.

2 – The baby already has two family pets ready and waiting – Meghan’s beagle Guy and a black labrador.

3 – Baby’s royal first cousins – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

4 – The baby is the Prince of Wales’s fourth grandchild.

4 – Patronages Meghan took on during her pregnancy.

6 – Harry’s place in the line of succession.

7 – The baby is seventh in line to the throne.

7 – Meghan starred in seven seasons of the US legal drama Suits as paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane before marrying Harry.

8 – The Queen now has eight great-grandchildren.

The Queen has eight great-grandchildren after Baby Sussex’s arrival Credit: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

8 – The Duke of York’s new position in line to the throne. Andrew was born second in line in 1960.

16 – Number of months Harry and Meghan dated for before getting engaged.

Harry and Meghan in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace after their engagement announcement Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

34 – Harry’s age.

37 – Meghan’s age.

41 – Royal births are usually celebrated with a 41-gun salute.

£330,000 – Estimated total cost of Meghan’s lavish New York baby shower, including travel on a private jet said to have been paid for by the duchess’s friends.

£3 million – Estimated cost to the taxpayer of renovations at Harry and Meghan’s new home Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate.

6 million – Harry and Meghan’s followers on Instagram.

£47.4 million – The amount the Queen received from the taxpayer via the Sovereign Grant in 2017/18 – 69p for each person in the country.

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