Safely home after leaving the hospital, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commented on the well-wishers she has been receiving from the Royal Family.
“It’s certainly mind-blowing receiving messages from Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Queen, that’s certainly not something you expect,” Ardern said according to 1 News Now.
Adding on: “But it’s equally special to us those moments of people who took time to send a little note, or a blanket, or a set of booties, and once we’re done with all of those we’ll make sure we pass on that love to another family, another baby.”
It is said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent a hand-written message commenting that they look forward to seeing them in the fall when they visit New Zealand.
Meghan has previously worked as a calligrapher and it sounds like she is still putting her skills to use!
As Ardern and Clarke Gayford left Auckland City Hospital on Saturday they revealed that they named their baby girl Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.
As part of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth sent a private message of congratulations to the Prime Minister though Britain’s Cabinet Office Ardern’s office confirmed.
Ardern had a private audience with Her Majesty back in April when she was in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings.
The news of the Prime Minister’s daughter’s birth was shared via her Instagram, where Ardern wrote: “Welcome to our village wee one. Feeling very lucky to have a healthy baby girl that arrived at 4.45pm weighing 3.31kg (7.3lb) Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. We’re all doing really well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospital.”
In late October or early November, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be visiting New Zealand as part of their multi-country tour that also includes Australia, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga.