Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday May 6th, 2019 at 5:26 A.M. UTC.
The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, released a statement later that day: “We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody…I’m so incredibly proud of my wife….And as every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing.”
Later in the week, Wednesday May 8th, it was announced that the Royal baby was to be named Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor. He will have no royal title, reporters confirm.
“Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will have no title. He will simply be Master Archie” says royal reporter Rebecca English.
The young “Master Archie” is 7th in line to the throne of England, behind his father, who is behind the last heir of Prince William and Duchess Kate. Unfortunately, this does not give Archie a very high chance becoming King.
Where does the name Archie come from, you may ask? Is is short for Archibald? The answer is, no. Archibald is not the full name of the royal youngster; it’s just Archie, which is a name found commonly in Europe that means “genuine” or “bold”.
His middle name, Harrison, is from his father, of course. It literally means “Harry’s son”, although Harry is just a nickname for the Duke of Sussex, his real name being “Henry Charles Albert David.” The second middle name, Mountbatten, comes from the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip. Mountbatten comes from a German Dynasty which Prince Philip adopted from his mother’s side of the family. Now, male descendants related to the queen/king with no title mainly take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor.”