Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Revealed the Royal Baby's Name
On Monday, May 6, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, a 7-pound, 3-ounce baby boy. After the elated parents took a bit of time for themselves with the new baby they announced the birth to the world in both a press statement and an adorable Instagram post. But they left one thing out: His name. But drumroll please… the little man’s name is… Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
In another social media post, the happy new parents shared:
“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."
Prior to this announcement, Prince Harry stepped out to share his pure joy over the arrival of his son.
“It was amazing, absolutely incredible,” Prince Harry told press. “I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.” The new father added, “I’m just over the moon.”
The news came shortly after the couple revealed the first photos of their adorable baby boy and shared their first public moment as a family of three.
New mom Meghan spoke briefly at Windsor Castle, saying, "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. He's just been the dream so it's been a special couple of days. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm."
Prince Harry and Meghan famously wed in an ultra-luxurious royal wedding at Windsor Castle nearly one year ago. Just a few short months later, the pair announced they were expecting. Many people believed the pair were having a baby girl, with much of the betting going to the name Diana, after Harry’s late mother. But, a little boy it is.
And little Archie may soon be hitting the road with his parents. Harry and Meghan may be planning their first royal family vacation to Africa this fall. If that trip comes to fruition it would make the child one of the youngest royals ever to go on an official tour.
"As it stands the plan is that Harry and Meghan and their newborn baby, in probably about six months, will take a trip to Africa and tour several countries in Africa," Royah Nikkhah, royal correspondent for The Sunday Times, told Good Morning America. “And around October time probably visit two or three different Commonwealth nations which are of course the nations in Africa that have a close relationship with the U.K."
Let’s see how long it takes little Archie to have more passport stamps than the rest of us.