Everything We Know About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Son Archie Harrison
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LONDON — Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. He is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.
Archie was born on May 6 at around 5:26 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth.
“It’s only been two and a half days, three days,” Prince Harry said, “but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.”
The Royal couple presented the baby to the world, with Meghan Markle declaring: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
Speaking in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle as her husband held their two-day-old child, Meghan added: “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.”
The Fascinating Meaning Behind Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s Name
The baby could have become Earl of Dumbarton, or Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, according to the royal family tradition. But Harry and Meghan have chosen not to use a title for their first born.
Archie, of German origin, means “genuine”, “bold” and “brave”.
The baby boy, born Monday, is the Queen’s eighth great-grandchild. Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is now seventh in line to the throne.
The son of Prince Harry
Mountbatten-Windsor is descended from the British royal family on his father’s side and from the American working class on his mother’s side.
According to The Telegraph, Archie is the first half-American, biracial baby in the history of the British monarchy. He is a citizen of the United Kingdom as well as of the United States.