The royal baby has a name!
Meet Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. He is currently seventh in line to the throne, but will decidedly not have a title.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the SussexRoyal Instagram said in a post on Wednesday that showed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex standing with Archie, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” the post said. “The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”
Archie means “genuine,” “bold” and “brave” and is German in origin, according to the Press Association, while Harrison means “son of Harry” and is a likely nod to new dad Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke to the media about little Archie on Wednesday, before announcing his name.
Prince Harry said that he is having a “great” time settling in as a new dad.
“Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two and a half days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy,” he said.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, delivered the baby boy, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, on Monday, with Harry and her mother, Doria Ragland, by her side.
Buckingham Palace later said in a statement that the new grandmother was “overjoyed” over the birth of her grandchild, as were members of the royal family.
“I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!” the Duke of Cambridge told reporters.
Many of Meghan’s old “Suits” co-stars congratulated her and Harry on social media, as did Barack and Michelle Obama.
Both Meghan and Harry spoke excitedly about their little one joining the family over the past few months at royal engagements.
The former “Suits” actress spoke about a recent women’s rights documentary she watched ― and how it related to her baby ― during a panel on International Women’s Day in March.
“One of the things they said during pregnancy was, ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.’ I love that,” Meghan said, smiling as the audience laughed along. “So boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that’s the case with our little bump.”
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