The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have come out to announce the name of their son, it’s Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The boy was born a few days ago and the royals announced this through Prince Harry and on their social media page where they said: “This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess’ first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz.
“Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy.”
In a later post on the page which speaks for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they revealed the baby’s name: “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.”
Reports earlier had indicated that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would name their child something that ties both the British Aristocracy and America together.
A royal commenter, Victoria Arbiter said: “I don’t have an inside track on the actual name but I think when it comes to names we are looking at a very strong name because that is who Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are.
“But I also think we are going to see a name that works on both sides of the pond.”
She added: “When we come to boys Alexandra is the Queen’s middle name, Alexander is the masculine form.
“Alexander Hamilton is one of the founding fathers in the US.
“So I think there are a lot of names here that work with the British Royal Family tree but also have strong roots in the US.”
While Arbiter was wrong, you can see the mix of America and Britain in the baby’s name.
And he’s absolutely gorgeous.