Royal baby name is officially announced!

How ridiculously cute!

Editor / May 08 2019

Meet Baby Archie!

Yes, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son finally has a name - Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!

The little Prince, who was born on May 6, 2019, was introduced to the world two days after his birth but at his first photo call, his name wasn't revealed. 

But now, after meeting his great-grandma, Queen Elizabeth - the royal couple were allowed to reveal his name to the world.

 

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Alexander, James and Arthur were the favourite names at the UK TAB as royal fans placed their bets on what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would call their son.

Alexander led the odds, while there was a rush of bets after the birth placed on Spencer, in honour of Harry’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, whose maiden name was Spencer.

As he announced the birth at Windsor, the Duke added: ‘Still thinking about names. The baby is a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it.’

Alexander, James, Albert, Freddie, Philip, Donald, Boris, Apple and even Baxter were all in the running for the royal name according to the bookies.

But now we know it's Archie, all speculation can stop. 

 The couple also revealed new photos of little Archie, including one of him with the Queen.

 

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
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

 

And earlier they added some extra shots of them with little Archie to their instagram account - just hours after they had introduced him to the waiting world!

 

Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they've received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️Sussex royal
Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they've received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️Sussex royal

 

Welcome to the Royal Family Archie!

 

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.