May 9th, 2019 | Updated on June 27th, 2022
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced little Archie’s name on their official Twitter account with a statement which read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first-born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. pic.twitter.com/PaHVhPlUl5
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 8, 2019
The newly-born royal baby is the first mixed-race child born to a senior member of the British royal family in centuries.
Here are 10 facts you should know about Meghan and Harry:
1. Prince Harry did not know a single thing about Meghan Markle before his first date with her. He did not even know Meghan Markle had worked on Suits.
2. Meghan and Harry went public about their relationship only after dating secretly for six months.
3. Meghan’s real name is Rachel. Rachel Meghan Markle.
4. Meghan Markle is a distant relative of William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill. The research carried out by MyHeritage.com found Meghan Churchill are sixth cousins five times removed and with Shakespeare she is a fifth cousin 13 times removed.
5. Meghan was previously married to film producer Trevor Engeson.
6. Meghan and Harry ditched decades of tradition by not having their baby at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Meghan delivered the bay boy at the couple’s home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, west of London.
7. The new baby is seventh in the line of succession. That makes it very unlikely that he will ever make it to the throne.
8. Although Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor became seventh in line to the British throne the moment he was born, but he won’t be called “his royal highness,” as the rules around the granting of royal titles were tightened up about 100 years ago.
9. According to CNN, the baby is the first “British-American baby born into the British royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first bay is also the first multiracial baby in the monarchy’s recent history.
Welcome, baby Archie!
— CNN (@CNN) May 9, 2019