Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 93rd birthday on April 21, 2019, and just two weeks later, she welcomed the arrival of her eighth great-grandchild. Sussex Royal not only shared a photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 97, meeting the newest member of the royal family but also revealed the royal baby’s name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. At this point, Archie has not been given a royal title, therefore, he would be known as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland was also in the photo.
Sussex Royal shared a photo of the fabulous moment along with the following comment on Instagram.
“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.”
Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 98th birthday on June 10 and many are marveling at Queen Elizabeth’s and his longevity and ability to enjoy such precious moments with their loved ones.
Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the first child for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and early reports indicate there is no special meaning behind the name Archie. Some as saying that Harrison refers to “Harry’s son” but for many, the name is less traditional than those chosen by other members of the royal family.
News of the royal baby’s birth has brought the world together and went viral. Meghan Markle appeared to have relatively speedy labor and delivery though the full details have yet to be revealed. Meghan appeared to be in excellent health when she and Prince Harry appeared in Windsor Castle with baby Archie and answered press questions.
Prince Harry has radiated joy and happiness since announcing Archie’s birth and the photos of Queen Elizabeth II meeting baby Archie showed him smiling as well.
It’s unclear if Meghan Markle’s father will meet baby Archie but Prince William and Princess Kate have said they are excited to meet baby Archie’s acquaintance.