OK, we know Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s first birthday was technically yesterday, but we’re still left thinking about that adorable video Meghan Markle and Prince Harry surprised us with. And as we were taking a look at it (for the 50th time) this morning, we realized we totally missed one major detail—the Duchess of Sussex’s nickname for her son.
ICYMI: Meghan and Harry shared a clip taken for Save the Children U.K.'s #SaveWithStories campaign on Wednesday. The video features the duchess reading the children's book Duck! Rabbit! to Archie as he smiles and sits on her lap.
Almost halfway through the clip (at 51 seconds to be exact), Meghan says, “Let’s turn the page, let’s show everybody. Let’s go to the next page—look Arch!” Yup, Arch.
As it turns out, this actually isn’t the first time we’ve heard this nickname. In September, during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka on their South African tour, Prince Harry was heard saying, “You’re going to meet Arch, Arch.” We see what you did there.
Recently, Meghan and Harry unexpectedly revealed where the first name "Archie" came from (it also happens to be the inspiration behind their new brand Archewell). They told The Telegraph, “Before SussexRoyal came the idea of ‘arche’—the Greek word meaning ‘source of action. We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.”
First P.G. (Prince George) and now Arch. All we need now is a nickname for Prince Louis.