Everything’s Archie: Sussex Baby Named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
The waiting game is finally over as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex name their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The royal couple made the announcement Wednesday via their official Instagram account, ending days of speculation about the baby’s name.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
The announcement came with a black and white photo showing Queen Elizabeth II meeting her new great-grandson. She was accompanied by her husband Prince Philip, her grandson Prince Harry while at Meghan’s side stood her mother, Doria Ragland.
Archie is now the 7th in line to the British throne, but he won’t be called “his royal highness,” as the rules around the granting of royal titles were tightened up about 100 years ago.
— Sussex Royal (@SussexRoyal_) May 8, 2019
Earlier, Harry and Meghan introduced their son to the world in a photo opportunity at Windsor Castle, but they declined at the time to give his name.
Meghan, appearing publicly for the first time since the delivery, said her son had “been a dream” and has the “sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.”
“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing, and I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy,” she said during the encounter with a television camera.
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