The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose a bold name for their newborn son

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose a bold name for their newborn son
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Reprezent radio at POP Brixton in January 2018 to see work being done to combat knife crime in London. (Photo credit: Lorna Roberts/

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have officially named their son and made the announcement.

The royal couple unveiled their newborn son to the world on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, and later that afternoon revealed the full name of their baby boy.

A statement on the official Sussex Royal Instagram account said, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. According to, Archie means “genuine and bold” and is a variant of Archibald.

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“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 sweet moment was captured on camera by Chris Allerton, who was the couple’s official private wedding photographer.

Although the Queen could give the baby the title of a prince, it will not be automatic, and his parents could choose for him to inherit one of Harry’s titles or to not have one at all.

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