Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Reveal Baby Sussex’s Name
9 May 2019 Entertainment
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed their royal baby’s name on Wednesday.
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,” the new parents wrote on 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.”
Mountbatten-Windsor is a surname used by some members of the royal family.
The couple did not choose an aristocratic title for the baby, who is not a prince but could have been given a title with “Lord” before his first name. The couple did not disclose why they had chosen the names — though the meaning of Harrison, “son of Harry,” could be a clue.
After Archie Harrison was born on Monday morning, a beaming Prince Harry, 34, told reporters, “The baby is a little bit overdue so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it. That’s the next bit.”
Oddsmakers previously claimed that Alexander was the top choice, followed by Arthur — one of Prince Charles’ middle names — for the first name of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s firstborn son.
Other runners up included Philip, after Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh — Queen Elizabeth II’s husband.
Spencer was also speculated for a name as a tribute to Prince Harry’s beloved late mother, Princess Diana.
Duchess Meghan, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, first debuted their son Wednesday morning outside of their Windsor Castle home, but did not reveal his name at the time, keeping in line with their desire to protect their privacy during Meghan’s pregnancy and the baby’s delivery.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were elated at the birth of Archie Harrison.