Just over 48 hours later, a beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex debuted their "absolutely to die for" baby boy at a photo call inside St George's Hall.
Meghan, 37, looked radiant in a white belted blazer dress from rising London designer Grace Wales Bonner while keeping remarkable balance for a woman who gave birth two days previous in her favourite four inch Manolo Blahnik 'BB' pumps.
Get a closer look at her outfit (and adorable Archie) here:
While most new mothers give little thought to the finer details of fashion, Meghan is certainly not like most mothers.
The 37-year-old Duchess added a special touch to her ensemble with a delicate necklace from Jennifer Meyer.
Made from dainty gold and embellished with three round turqouise stones, the sophisticated piece of jewellery is thought to act as an amulet for healing.
According to crystal expert Heather Askinoise, turquoise is believed to be a "master healer" and is a "wonderful gemstone to connect with when you want to bring focus to your health".
"Turquoise is the perfect crystal for a new mum as it is said to bring blessing to those who wear it," she told People.
Having experienced the physical ordeal of delivering Baby Sussex mere days ago, the choice of turquoise makes perfect sense for holistically minded Meghan.
The necklace - which retails at $1,075 AUD from Net-a-Porter - is currently sold out, perhaps a consequence of the Meghan effect so often felt by brands the Duchess wears.
They were also accompanied by Meghan's mother Doria Ragland who is said to be staying with the couple at Frogmore Cottage.