The world finally has received its first glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s brand new baby.
The newborn arrived on Monday morning at 5:26 A.M. (12:26 A.M. EST) weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan have named the baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. He is seventh in line to claim the throne.
The announcement came from the Sussex Royal official Instagram account, followed by over 7 million people. The black and white photo showed Queen Elizabeth II meeting her new grandson, bookended on either side by her husband Prince Philip, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, and the happy couple themselves.
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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 Duchessâ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton Â©ï¸SussexRoyal
Archie will not be referred to as “his royal highness” due to rules surrounding the granting of royal titles. His parents could have chosen to preface his name with an aristocratic title, but decided against it.