Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed the name of their newborn baby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first-born child during the early hours of Monday morning. The newest member of the Royal family was finally introduced to his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in a new photo that the Royal family have shared on social media.
After much speculation, Harry and Meghan have decided to name their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Queen Elizabeth and her husband visited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle on Wednesday afternoon to meet the little boy for the first time. The royal family shared a photo from the meeting on their official Instagram account, with the Queen looking very delighted to meet her great-grandson for the very first time. Meghan Markle is holding Baby Archie in her arms with The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry and Markle’s mother Doria Ragland looking on.
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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were today introduced to the newborn son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. The Duchess’s mother, Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 📸 Chris Allerton/@sussexroyal
The Royal family captioned the photo with, “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were today introduced to the newborn son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. The Duchess’s mother, Ms. Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.”
Earlier in the day, both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posed for a special photo call with Baby Archie at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle. Markle told the press, “I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.”
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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 ©️SussexRoyal
When asked about how he is adjusting to his new role as a father, Harry said that so far it’s been nothing but smooth sailing. He told the photographers, “It's great. Parenting is amazing. It's only been two and a half days, three days, but we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.”
While Meghan Markle plans on spending the next three months at home with Baby Archie – who up until this point was known only as Baby Sussex – Harry will be traveling to the Netherlands on Thursday. The new dad will be on hand to help kick off the countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games, which will be held in The Hague.
Markle, meanwhile, already has a few royal engagements and dates lined up in her calendar for later this year. Reports say that the couple will be enjoying quality time as a family of three at their new home in Frogmore Cottage, near Windsor Castle.