It’s been two days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child. And now, we finally know the royal baby name.
The @SussexRoyal Instagram account just revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their new son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Instagram caption announced the news: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 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."
The new photo shows the new family of three, plus the queen, Prince Philip, and Markle's mom Doria Ragland. Markle and Prince Harry are introducing little Archie to his great-grandmother and great-grandfather, and Queen Elizabeth looks over-the-moon excited to meet the newest little royal.
While we're not totally sure the historical significance of "Archie" (unless, ya know, Megs and Harry are huge Riverdale fans), we're guessing it must be short for Archibald, which sounds pretty regal to us. Archie has Germanic origins and means "master," "genuine" and "precious" while the full name Archibald means "bold" or "brave," according to BehindtheName.com.
Harrison literally translates to "son of Harry" and is a sweet tribute to the baby's father (aww). Of course, Mountbatten-Windsor is the official last name of all of Queen Elizabeth's royal offspring, as it combines Prince Philip's last name of Mountbatten with Elizabeth's Windsor house name.
The Suits alum, 37, gave birth to little Archie on May 6 at 5:26 a.m. Although it was speculated that Markle would deliver the baby via home birth, that wasn’t the case. According to The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English, Markle was taken to The Portland in London, a private maternity-only hospital near Regent’s Park.
The location might surprise some royal aficionados, considering we previously reported that she’d deliver at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey County, which is a 30-minute drive from the couple’s new home at Frogmore Cottage in Berkshire, England.
Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace announced the baby’s arrival on social media and confirmed that the royal family had all been informed of the news, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Markle’s mom, Doria.
Welcome to the family, Archie.