The Royal Baby’s Name Is Archie — Here’s Everything We Know About Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s Son
Since the day Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Sussex's pregnancy, people have been placing their bets on what the royal baby's name would be. Those who expected a girl thought she could be called Lily as a tribute to the Queen (whose nickname is Lilibet), and the ones who bet on it being a boy guessed he would be named Philip after Prince Harry's beloved grandfather. But the debate is finally over now after six long months because Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby name has finally been revealed.
Two days after Markle gave birth to a boy, the new royal baby made his debut in Windsor Castle's St. George's Hall on Weds. Prince Harry cradled his son — whose name hadn't yet been announced — for a few photos and brief media interviews alongside the new mom.
The couple were headed to introduce their new addition to Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip. It wasn't until hours later that baby's name was revealed in the caption of an Instagram photo showing the Queen, Prince Philip, and Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, surrounding the new family.
Welcome to the world, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle," the palace said in the caption. "The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion."
The black-and-white photo is already iconic (and popular, too, acquiring thousands upon thousands of likes by the minute). It shows the 93-year-old queen and Ragland, a Southern California social worker and yoga teacher, looking at the two-day-old baby with awe.
Between posing for their first family photos and debuting Baby Sussex's official name, it's certainly been a busy day for Prince Harry and Markle. Hopefully the couple won't wait too long before giving fans another glimpse at the newest addition to the royal family.