Not Archibald, not Archangel Gabriel, not even Arch Enemy. The firstborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is named Archie.
In a sweet Instagram post, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed the full name of the newest royal bub is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
For what it’s worth, the meaning of ‘Harrison’ is just “Harry’s son.” Go figure.
The photo shows little AHMW swaddled in the arms of his mother, while surrounded by his maternal grandma Doria Ragland and paternal great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Have a gander:
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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 name has already caused a stir people who really, really invest in the genealogical traditions of the British monarchy.
BBC reports that Archie is an unprecedented name in the British royal family. Perhaps more importantly, young Archie was not given a formal title at birth; although he could have been revealed as Lord Archie or Archie, Earl of Dumbarton, he will likely be referred to as… well, Archie. Or Master Archie, if you’re on the royal family’s payroll.
In case you were wondering, Archie is seventh in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince William‘s three sprogs with Princess Kate, and Prince Harry himself.
We eagerly await the arrival of the couple’s next child, Jughead Mountbatten-Windsor.Source: BBC
Image: Chris Allerton / @SussexRoyal / Instagram