ROYAL BABY: The son of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, was presented Wednesday 8th May, 2019 to the photographers at Windsor Castle. And he finally has a name: Archie Harrison.
The Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle presented Wednesday, May 8, 2019 their son to the public and to the queen. And after several days of suspense, they announced his first name: Archie.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have called their son Archie Harrison,” said Buckingham Palace, adding that the full name of the child is “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor”.
The new parents also shared on their Instagram account a black and white photo showing Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh smilingly watching their great-grandson, carried by his mother. At the side of Meghan Markle is her mother Doria Ragland and her husband Prince Harry.
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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. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
The choice of Archie, a short version of the name Archibald, surprised the bettors who were betting on Arthur, Alexander or James.
Born Monday 6th May at dawn , and weighing 3,260 pounds, the infant, seventh in the order of succession to the British throne, was presented to the public Wednesday morning.
Clad in a white coat, head covered with a hat of the same color, the child asleep in the arms of his father was presented to the cameras in the St George Hall of Windsor Castle (West London), named after the patron saint of England.
“It’s magic,” said 37-year-old Meghan Markle, in her first appearance since delivery, in a long, white, fitted dress with her hair loose. “I have the best two boys, so I’m very happy,” she continued with a big smile.
“Being a parent is great”
The baby is “very calm, has a mild temperament,” she said. “I wonder where he got it from! Joked Prince Harry, 34, in light gray suit and dark tie. The younger brother of Prince Charles and Lady Di was once known to be the troublemaker of the royal family.
“Being a parent is great,” he said, and even if it’s only “two and a half, three days.” “These are very important days,” added Meghan, referring to “a dream”.
Many were the British to speculate on the appearance of the child. Will he have Harry’s red hair or Meghan’s black hair?
“Everybody says babies change a lot in the first two weeks,” said Prince Harry. “We will follow the evolution of the process, over the next month … There are a lot of changes every day, so who knows? ”
“He already has a bit of hair in his face,” he added, teasingly.
A protected child
This presentation was all the more expected as the British “will see very little this child”, according to Penny Junor, author of a biography entitled Prince Harry: Brother, soldier, son .
Prince Harry, whose mother Diana tragically died in a car accident in 1997 while being followed by paparazzi, “will want to protect the child,” she told AFP. Before nuance: “it could be that Meghan appreciates to show,” the former American actress “very much in the spotlight.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will raise their son at the Frogmore cottage where they live, within the walls of Windsor Castle, about forty kilometers west of London.
A royal birth is still a hot topic in the United Kingdom, but it was particularly interesting, as parents wanted to stay out of sight during pregnancy and at the time of birth. not communicated.
The news had however been announced in front of the cameras, by a radiant Prince Harry on Monday afternoon. The new father had confided to being “angels” and already conquered by his first child “absolutely irresistible”.