Introducing Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It’s the name Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have given to their newborn. Talk about a name that was a dark horse in betting circles!
While the couple hasn’t given any details as to why they chose the name, “Harrison” means “son of Harry.” However, Harry’s real name is Henry Charles Albert David. Harry is the nickname he’s held since he was a kid.
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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
Betting site Ladbroker, which previously assumed Meghan would have a girl, had Elizabeth in the top spot, because it was possible that Meghan would give birth on the Queen’s birthday. Albert and Arthur were the leading names for boy. (Archie isn’t too far off!)
Shortly after Meghan gave birth early Monday morning, Harry told reporters that he and Meghan were still deciding upon names. “Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could every possibly imagine,” he said.
Baby Sussex takes Prince Andrew’s place as seventh in line for the throne. But he’s still behind his cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. And, of course, his father.