The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their new baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The couple’s new son was born at 5.26am on Monday at the Portland Hospital in London, weighing 7lb 3oz.
Sharing a photo on Instagram of the baby meeting his grandparents they captioned the shot: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbattedn-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.”
The name Archie has strong Scottish connections, meaning ‘true and bold.’ Harrison also means ‘son of Henry’ or ‘son of Harry.’
Baby Archie is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and the Duke of Sussex.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex presented their newborn son to the world on Wednesday, May 8 with Meghan declaring: “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing.
“I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
Speaking in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle as her husband held their two-day-old child, Meghan added: “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.”
Prince Harry continued his son was “to die for,” adding “I’m so incredibly proud of my wife.”
The couple also announced the birth of their baby via Instagram, in an attempt to keep their lives as intimate and private as possible.
Harry and Meghan plan to take the new baby on a tour of South Africa this autumn, making him one of the youngest royals to ever go on a royal tour. The trip has yet to be officially confirmed by the palace.
The royal couple famously fell in love during a trip to Botswana.
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