Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, duke and duchess of Sussex, have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and formally presented the royal baby to the public.

The couple shared the news on their Instagram page on Wednesday, along with a black and white photograph of the newborn baby being introduced to the queen and duke of Edinburgh.

Meghan and Harry share first glimpse of royal baby ‘Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (Photo credit) – WPA Pool/Getty Images

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” read the post.

“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.”

By choosing to name their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Harry and Meghan have signified they will not use a title for their first born.

It is believed that as the first born son of a duke, Archie could have become earl of Dumbarton — one of Harry’s subsidiary titles — or even Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. But he will instead be called Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

Archie was given birth to on May 6, weighing seven pounds and six ounces — about 3.3kg. The baby is expected to be seventh-in-line to the throne.



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