Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Revealed Their Baby's Name
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally revealed their baby's name.
The couple, whose first child arrived in the early hours of Monday morning, have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, they announced on Instagram today.
Archie's double-barrelled surname is a nod to both the House of Windsor and his great-grandfather Philip's last name, Mountbatten - while, fittingly, Harrison means 'son of Henry'.
In an adorable family snap of the 'special occasion', the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen introducing the Queen to her eighth great-grandchild along with Prince Philip and Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland.
The couple have said they are both "absolutely thrilled" by their new arrival, who they introduced to the world earlier this afternoon with a live stream from Windsor Castle.
Meghan said: 'I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm,' prompting her husband to joke: 'I wonder where he gets that from!'
The proud couple also admitted they still haven't 'worked out' which parent Baby Sussex takes after, as he is 'changing every day'.
On Monday, a visibly excited Harry gave a short statement from the grounds of Windsor Castle in which he thanked the public for their support throughout the pregnancy.
He said at the time that he and Meghan were still thinking about names and planned to make an official announcement in due course.
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The name Arthur had previously emerged as a favourite with odds of 12/1 as of Sunday, according to Ladbrokes bookmakers.
On Monday 6th May, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the royal had gone into labour in the early hours of the morning in a statement, announcing the baby's birth shortly afterwards.
It read: "The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning. The Duke of Sussex was by Her Highnesses' side. An announcement will be made soon."
Royal-watchers have been forced to wait for the first pictures of Baby Sussex, however; Kensington Palace announced in early April that Harry and Meghan, who recently moved into their new home at Frogmore House, were making the 'personal decision' to stay out of the public eye for the first few days of their child's life.
A spokesperson for the couple said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby.
"Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.
"The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."
The move has been seen as a break from tradition, as royal babies are usually welcomed with a photo call hours after their birth, as with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis who were photographed on the steps of the Lindo Wing.
Congratulations, Meghan and Harry!
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