…Little Archie Harrison being introduced to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Meghan’s mother, Doria by his proud parents on Wednesday May 8, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their new born son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, it has been revealed. The baby will not have a royal title like his cousins, the Cambridges’ children, but will be known simply as Master Archie. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the royal family announced: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison.
‘The baby will be known as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.’ He was first shown to the world earlier in the day at 12.40pm, but it was not until four hours later that the beaming couple revealed his name. They first wanted to present baby Archie to the Queen, who was the first member of the royal family to meet the child. The youngest addition to the royal family will share a moniker with his cousin. In January it emerged that Prince George, the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and future king, goes by a nickname of Archie.
Despite his formal name being George Alexander Louis, the young prince told a dog-walker ‘I’m called Archie’, while strolling with grandmother Carole Middleton near her home in Berkshire, when he struck up a conversation with the stranger. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh met their eighth great-grandchild for the first time at Windsor Castle. Baby Archie was there with his parents and his grandmother, Doria Ragland. A name of Germanic origin, Archie is the shortened version of Archibald, meaning ‘bold’ or ‘brave’. Archie’s second name means – of course – ‘son of Harry’. The name is a dramatic upset for bookmakers, who had been offering shortest odds on Alexander. Archie was 100/1 and Harrison made no appearance on their lists.
The Sussexes’ son will have the hyphenated surname Mountbatten-Windsor, in keeping with a Royal tradition established shortly after the Queen’s coronation. The royal family name of Windsor was confirmed by the Queen after her accession in 1952, but eight years later she and the Duke of Edinburgh sought a break from tradition to differentiate their direct descendants from the rest of the House of Windsor. It was therefore declared the Queen’s descendants, other than those with the style of Royal Highness and the title of Prince/Princess would carry the name of Mountbatten-Windsor.
Culled from MailOnline