Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally announced the name of the royal baby on their official Instagram account.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce that the name of their first born son is, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The news came along with a gorgeous black and white family photo, featuring Meghan and Harry showing off little Archie to Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
“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,” the Instagram post read.
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 will come 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 comes 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.
Archie Harrison was born two days ago, with the news of his birth also coming on the official Sussex Royal Instagram page.
Introducing Archie to the world earlier today, Meghan and Harry said that their son has been very calm.
“He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm. He’s been the dream,” Meghan told the cameras.
“I don’t know who he gets that from,” Prince Harry added with a laugh.