Meghan And Harry Confirm: The Royal Baby's Name Is Archie

BY Delara Zand / May 8 2019 / 03:57 AM

Everything we know about the royal baby

Meghan And Harry Confirm: The Royal Baby's Name Is Archie
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In case you missed it - although thanks to the Internet stir, it's unlikely that you did - Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours of the morning on 6 May. Prince Harry was by her side and their (as yet unnamed) son weighed 7lbs 3oz. As per royal tradition, a framed notice of birth has been displayed on a ceremonial easel outside Buckingham Palace for 24 hours. 

Today, the palace confirms the baby's name as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 

Prince Harry gave his first press conference about the baby, telling the public that "mother and baby are doing incredibly well", sharing his excitement at becoming a father and praising the work of mothers. He could barely contain his joy, closing with, "This little baby is absolutely to die for, so I'm just over the moon." Too cute!

And how did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's nearest and dearest react to the news? With overwhelming delight, it appears. According to a message shared on Buckingham Palace's Twitter account, royals including the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton were said to be "delighted with the news". As a nod to Princess Diana, her three siblings were also included in the announcement. Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, arrived in the UK in late April ahead of her daughter giving birth, and was reportedly "overjoyed", whilst at Meghan's side at Frogmore Cottage. 

Prince Harry revealed that since the baby was overdue, they'd had more time to mull over possible names, but did not disclose whether or not they'd settled on one. He did hint, though, that we'll find out in a matter of days. Albert, Arthur and Alexander are all said to be popular choices. 

We'll get our first glimpse of Baby Sussex in two days' time, Harry confirmed, when the couple and their son will step out together as a family for the first time, meaning the first photographs will likely be released then. It's thought that the location for the pictures will be Windsor Castle, as the family's current residence is nearby Frogmore Cottage.