Congratulations again to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together on May 6th, announcing on their Sussex Royal Instagram page that the royal baby had officially arrived and that it was a boy.
‘We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,’ the couple announced.
But while sweet congratulatory messages from A-listers and other royal family members flooded in, there was only one question on the public’s mind - what will Baby Sussex be called?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally spoken out, revealing the royal baby name of choice today.
'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’, the couple announced in an official statement. ‘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.'
So there we have it - baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
‘The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news,' the royal family announced on Twitter following the birth.
‘The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage. Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.’
What a lovely name - although we might still opt for Baby Sussex!
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