A delighted Duke and Duchess of Sussex have today revealed the name of their newborn son as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, as they take him to meet the Queen – the first member of the royal family to see the child.
The baby boy will not have a royal title like his cousins, the Cambridges’ children, but will be known simply as Master Archie.
The news was revealed on the couple’s Instagram account this afternoon, four hours after the beaming couple first showed their child to the world where Prince Harry described the newborn as a ‘little bundle of joy’.
It’s believed that during the intervening period, the couple went to visit the Queen who is pictured happily smiling in an image used alongside the name reveal. Baby Archie is also shown in the black and white image, alongside his parents and his grandmother Doria Ragland.
The youngest addition to the royal family will share a moniker with his cousin. In January it emerged that Prince George, the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and future king, also goes by a nickname of Archie.
Despite his formal name being George Alexander Louis, the young prince told a dog-walker ‘I’m called Archie’, while strolling with grandmother Carole Middleton near her home in Berkshire, when he struck up a conversation with the stranger.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh met their eighth great-grandchild for the first time at Windsor Castle. Baby Archie was there with his parents and his grandmother, Doria Ragland.
A name of Germanic origin, Archie is the shortened version of Archibald, meaning ‘bold’ or ‘brave’. Archie’s second name means – of course – ‘son of Harry’.
Meanwhile, Harrison is of Aboriginal origin and, in a fitting tribute to the baby’s father, means ‘son of Henry’ or ‘son of Harry’.