He’s known as royalty’s little troublemaker (in the cutest way possible), so the following rumour may not come as a surprise to many.
Back in January, it appears that Prince George offered up a hint as to the new royal baby’s name when visiting grandmother Carole Middleton.
The Sun report that the young prince came upon a woman walking a dog who told the British newspaper that she was able to engage George in conversation as the young prince pet her dog.
“I asked George what his name was, even though I obviously knew it,” she said. “To my astonishment, he said, ‘I’m called Archie’ with a big smile on his face.”
While Archie may be the young royal’s nickname, there is always a chance he heard the name tossed around as a potential baby name by his uncle and auntie, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“I don’t know why he calls himself Archie, but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely,” the woman told the publication.
Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they had named their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Archie is considered to be a rather contemporary choice by royal observers, but not completely unexpected from Harry and Meghan, who have proved to be rather unconventional royals.
Archie means “genuine”, “bold” or “brave”. The middle name, Harrison, also reportedly means son of Harry.
Archie became 7th in line to the British throne the moment that he was born, however, he will not be known as “his royal highness” and it appears that Meghan and Harry have no plans to give him an official title, such as Earl or Lord.
The royal baby name came as quite a shock to bookies, with Sportsbet in Australia claiming that the most popular choices for Meghan and Harry’s son were Alexander, James and Arthur.
The announcement of the name came just hours after Meghan and Harry released the first official photos of Archie, saying that they were “delighted to share their first public moment as a family.”