Meghan and Harry named their child Archie despite knowing it was George's nickname, claims report

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle naming their son Archie could have caused some tension with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the parents of Prince George


                            Meghan and Harry named their child Archie despite knowing it was George's nickname, claims report
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their son Archie after he was born in May last year.  However, the choice of name would have likely caused some tension with Prince William and Kate Middleton, the parents of Prince George, 6, as per an unearthed report.

Harry and Meghan have been caught in a year-long feud with Harry's elder brother, Prince William and his wife. 

It has now come to light that Harry and Meghan may have snubbed William and Kate when they named their son too, Express reports. The pair did not want their son to have a title and christened him as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 

Months before Archie was born, Prince George, who was 5 at the time, had said that his name was Archie while introducing himself, as per a 2019 report by The Sun. Prince George was reportedly walking with his grandmother Carole Middleton when he met a dog walker. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose with their newborn Archie in 2019 (Getty Images) 

The passer-by shared, "I was asked by a police minder not to take a photo of the children, which I didn’t, but George started stroking my dog. Just to be friendly I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it."

"To my astonishment, he said ‘I’m called Archie’, with a big smile on his face," she revealed. "I don’t know why he calls himself Archie but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely." A royal insider shared that royals love picking out nicknames and "having a bit of fun just like everyone else."

"When George goes to school I can imagine a few comments about ‘Educating Archie’," the source added. Prince George's full name is George Alexander Louis of Cambridge who has had many nicknames in the past few years. 

When Kate first fell pregnant with George, she and William would call him "our little grape". We had previously reported that the Queen likes to stay out of any and all family disputes.

Ingrid Seward had told The Sun, "Her Majesty does not care for the alleged feuding amongst her grandchildren William and Harry, that would make her very sad. But she would never interfere with their lives."

Rumors of a rift between the two brothers were fuelled further after news broke that they were splitting their Royal Foundation. At the time, the Kensington Palace had released a statement that read, "Later this year, The Royal Foundation will become the principal charitable and philanthropic vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will establish their own new charitable foundation with transitional operating support from The Royal Foundation. In addition, both couples will continue to work together on projects in the future, including on The Foundation’s mental health program, Heads Together," the statement continued. 

Recently, the tension between the couple was very noticeable when they walked into the Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day Service on March 9. Photos and videos from the event showed the two couples — who once formed the "Fab Four" — avoiding eye contact with each other. Throughout the event, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not exchange a single word with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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