Royal baby's name revealed: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry name their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — who welcomed their first child on Monday — announced Wednesday that the child will be named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor," a statement from the royal family said. "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 baby's proud father Prince Harry shared that the "little thing is absolutely to-die-for".
The world finally caught the first glimpse of the newborn baby earlier on Wednesday a few hours before the baby's name was revealed. The baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, will be the 7th in line to the throne.
Meghan Markle went into labor on early Monday morning and gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7lbs 3oz at 5.26 am. The couple appeared on the grounds of Windsor Castle where the family has been since Monday.
A radiant Meghan shared a few words from inside the majestic St George's Hall at Windsor Castle and said, "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. He's just been the dream so it's been a special couple of days. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm." Prince Harry added jokingly, "I don't know who he gets that from."
When asked who the baby takes after, Meghan shared, "We're still trying to figure that out," as Prince Harry added, "Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks. We're basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows."
Many of the royal family members have welcomed the new arrival with Prince William saying on Tuesday he was "absolutely thrilled." Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could not contain their delight and excitement about the baby's arrival. While joining his wife Kate Middleton to launch the King's Cup Regatta at the Cutty Sark in London, Prince William shared that he is "looking forward" to meeting his nephew.
He jokingly added, "I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting." Kate Middleton also shared the same sentiment and said, "It's such a special time, obviously with Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays, it's such a great time of year to have a baby. Spring is in the air."
"As William said, we're looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name's going to be so so it's really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best. These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time around so we wish them all the best," she continued.