Anxious royal baby fans are riding an emotional roller coaster with every Instagram post by the official account of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex.
A post by the @sussexroyal account on Friday had everyone who has been waiting for an alert on the birth of the couple's first child scurrying to check their phone only to see sweet photos of Harry and the former Meghan Markle with adorable children from around the world who are not their own.
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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a family of 53 countries working together to promote democracy, protect human rights, regenerate the environment, and focus not on what makes us different - but rather what we have in ‘common.’ What unites us versus what divides us. Representing nearly one third of the world’s population, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, the Commonwealth also serves as a champion for youth empowerment, which is a key focus of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Her Majesty The Queen serves as patron of the @queenscomtrust, which Their Royal Highnesses proudly serve as President and Vice-President of. The Duke is also Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Through The Duke and Duchess’ Commonwealth travels, they have worked with and supported young leaders on mobilizing youth engagement, and working towards a more unified future that spearheads progress, sustainability, optimism, and taking action. With that said, Mozambique, a member state of the Commonwealth, is currently enduring Cyclone Kenneth, the most destructive natural disaster the northern coast has ever experienced. On the heels of Cyclone Idai (where over 1000 people lost their lives) this cyclone will leave the people of Mozambique victim to catastrophic flooding, food insecurity, displacement, and obliteration of their homes and villages. If you’d like to help, please visit DEC.org.uk Photo credit: Chris Jackson & Samir Hussein
The tension is hilariously real for fans waiting for news of "Baby Sussex."
"I think it's time I turn my notification off, I can't take the mini 'heart attack' any more,'' one commenter wrote.
"You know you’re making us jump every time you post!!" another wrote.
"Please, my heart can’t take anymore,'' one fan remarked.
"Great post but nearly gave me heart failure as my alert's on for baby news,'' another fan wrote.
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Royal baby watchers had already been on high alert that the baby's birth was imminent after an Instagram post on April 15 that thanked supporters for their donations to organizations around the world "on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex)."
That means there will not be a planned photo in front of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital like those of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who showed off their children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 1, to photographers shortly after the royal babies were born.
Given that Harry and Meghan have become enthusiastic users of Instagram since launching their account earlier this month, it makes sense that royal baby watchers believe the first glimpse of the newest royal may come on the platform.
All fans can do now is wait. And possibly turn off their alerts for their own sanity and the safety of others.
"I'm dying here!" one commenter wrote. "I just pushed a child out of my way to see if this was baby news."