Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have announced the name of their first-born child. On Wednesday, May 8, the couple took to social media to announce that their child has been named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Earlier in the day, the couple had shared the first official photo of the Royal Baby.
The child is the seventh in line to the throne and was officially born at 05:26 BST on Monday, May 6. The baby weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg), according to reports. BBC notes, “Prince George was 8lb 6oz (3.8kg) when he was born in July 2013. His sister Princess Charlotte was 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg) when she arrived in May 2015, while their younger brother Prince Louis weighed 8lb 7oz (3.8kg) when he was born in April last year.”
A post from the Royal couple read, “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.”
Archie was not among the names that were listed when oddsmakers decided to get in on the Royal Baby naming action. Harrison was also not included.
The Royal Baby name odds were, via Coral.
- Arthur – 5/1
- Philip – 6/1
- Albert – 8/1
- James – 8/1
- Alexandra – 10/1
- Alfred – 10/1
- Thomas – 12/1
- Spencer – 14/1
- Charles – 16/1
- Edward – 16/1
- Henry – 16/1
- Richard – 16/1
- Robert – 20/1
Congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the birth of a healthy baby boy.
“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.”