The world has been waiting on the edge ever since the pregnancy news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle came out and with the first pictures and video of the baby boy coming out today, fans have been anticipating his name for long. Putting all speculations to rest, the official handle of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex finally dropped the news and fans can’t help but be in awe of the royal name.
As per the announcement, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s firstborn has been named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. In the monochromic picture that followed the news, a smiling Meghan can be seen flaunting her little munchkin to her mother Doria Ragland and Queen Elizabeth as the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry looked on lovingly. The adorable frame was captioned, “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” (sic).
Baby Sussex, the eighth great-grandchild to Queen Elizabeth II, is believed to be the first mixed-race child born to a senior member of the British Royal Family in centuries.
Coming in ahead of him in the line of succession as it stands are his grandfather the Prince of Wales, his uncle the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, his three young cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and his father Harry.
The infant, however, will not be made a prince unless his great-grandmother steps in, who is set to meet the new baby later on Wednesday. Asked which parent the baby resembled more, Harry said: “Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks. We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows.”
William had earlier welcomed his brother to “the sleep deprivation society that is parenting”. The father-of-three said he looked forward to seeing the new parents “when things have quietened down”.