Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcomed their first child on Monday, but for a harrowing 48 hours they had yet to reveal the baby boy’s name. Royal family junkies can now breath a sigh of relief, however, because on Wednesday the speculation came to an end with an announcement that the child was to be called Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The royal couple announced the news on Instagram, which seems weird but is just the world we live in now, I guess.
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” read the post, accompanied by a black and white photo of Queen Elizabeth II meeting her great-grandson. “The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion,” the post continued, as Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, can be seen standing at her side.
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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. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
According to Sky News, the name Archie is of German origin, meaning “genuine,” “bold,” and “brave” — while Harrison is Aboriginal and means “son of Henry” or “son of Harry.” In other words, the child’s full name means “genuine, bold, and brave son of Harry.”