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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced the name of their baby boy, and it’s a very American one.
After meeting the Queen, the Sussexes introduced ‘Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’ to the world.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” they said in a 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.”
Meeting the family
Immediately after posing for their first family photos, Harry and Meghan went to visit the Queen and Prince Philip to introduce them to baby Sussex.
Meghan’s mum Doria has already met the newborn as she is staying with the couple in their newly renovated home, Frogmore Cottage, and was also in attendance. In a statement, she said she is “overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild”.
Congratulations have been flowing in for the couple, including from Princess Diana’s siblings who are “delighted by the news”, but perhaps the funniest comment came from the nearest quarters, with Prince William joking, “I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
Meanwhile Meghan’s estranged Markle family have also been outspoken. Her father Thomas Markle received blue balloons and flowers at his home in Mexico and told The Sun, “I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour.”
The Duchess’ half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr. issued a plea to Meghan to let him see her newborn son and her half-sister Samantha said, We've extended the olive branch and now it is Meghan's turn. I would really like to see everyone reach out”.
Addressing the media earlier this week, Harry said his baby boy "is absolutely to die for”.
“It was amazing, absolutely incredible,” he said of the birth, “As I say, I am so incredibly proud of my wife and, as every father and parent would ever say your baby is absolutely amazing, this little baby is absolutely to die for.”
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