Was the Queen's cardigan a subtle not to baby Archie?

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Yesterday, the world met Baby Sussex for the first time, and so did the Queen. The Royal Family shared the first picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex presenting baby Archie to Prince Philip and HRH, as well as Meghan's mum Doria Ragland on Twitter.

The caption read, 'The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.'

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For the occasion, the Queen wore a powder blue cardigan, which might well have been a subtle tribute to her latest great-grandson.

The monarch was seen smiling down at Harry's 'bundle of joy' in the heart-warming portrait.

Meanwhile, Meghan looked gorgeous in a button down white Givenchy dress, a nice little nod to both her wedding dress and her engagement dress.

They might all be coincidences, but we like the idea that both outfits had a special meaning to the women who wore them.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.