Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed the first photos of their son earlier this week, and now they’re telling the world his name. Drum roll, please: Baby Sussex’s name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” Sussex Royal posted to Instagram. “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.”
Markle and Prince Harry have decided to forgo a courtesy title, like “Prince,” for their child.
Buckingham Palace confirmed on Monday, May 6 that Markle had given birth to a healthy baby boy. “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,” the palace posted to Instagram. “The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.”
The well wishes have been pouring it since then, most notably from Kate Middleton and Prince William. “It’s really exciting for both of them. And I’m wishing them the best in these next few weeks. It’s always a bit daunting the first time around,” the Duchess of Cambridge told journalists on Tuesday, May 7.
Prince William added, “We’re looking forward to seeing them in the next few days. I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep-deprivation society that is parenting.”
Prince Harry himself gave a few remarks to the press on the day of Meghan Markle‘s birth. “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning,” he said. “A very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension.”
“But we’re both absolutely thrilled,” he continued. “And so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there. It’s been amazing and we just wanted to share this with everybody.”