The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have blessed us with the first glimpse of their son, who was born on Monday at 5:26am, weighs a healthy 7 pounds 3 oz, and is seventh in line to the throne.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduced their two-day-old son in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle Wednesday morning.
Meghan said the baby “has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm. He’s been the dream.” Prince Harry added, with a laugh, “I don’t know who he gets that from.”
“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy,” said the former Suits actress.
— CNN (@CNN) May 8, 2019
The Duke of Sussex also said that his baby son’s looks are already changing, just two days after birth.
“Parenting is amazing,” said Prince Harry. “But we’re just so thrilled to have our own bundle of joy and to spend precious time with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.”
“His looks are changing every single day,” said Harry. “He’s already got a bit of facial hair!”
The couple initially didn’t announce the child’s name, fueling speculation on social media. The Telegraph reported that Alexander and Spencer were among the favorites with bookies, closely followed by Arthur, but those seemed too plain in light of reports that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were “leaning towards a royal baby name that pays tribute to both US and UK history.”
The Atlantic Ocean? https://t.co/edgYHmVLhR
— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) May 6, 2019
Monty Python Hulk Hogan Markle https://t.co/rzBdP4ZXBw
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 6, 2019
Iraq War https://t.co/uZ4BkIgV4v
— Nashwa Lina (@nashwakay) May 6, 2019
Mere hours after the family’s first appearance as a trio, the name of the newest member of the royal family was finally revealed: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. pic.twitter.com/PaHVhPlUl5
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 8, 2019
The pair revealed the name after introducing baby Archie to Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Reactions on Twitter were swift. Jokes abounded. Riverdale and Archie comic book references were made by many, including a perfect tweet penned by the official Archie Comics account.
— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) May 8, 2019
Archie, Earl of Riverdale
— Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) May 8, 2019
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 8, 2019
“How’s life so far Archie?”
Archie : pic.twitter.com/xWScpgtnhW
— … (@luisagibsonxo) May 8, 2019
The royal baby’s regal-sounding name was made fun of, because babies with regal-sounding names are funny. But it was nevertheless generally adored and hailed as unique.
Archie Harrison walking into the royal parties with his unique name to greet his cousins that all share the same five names pic.twitter.com/Vd9OzxHBYT
— E ⛄️ (@whatimreadings) May 8, 2019
me inviting myself to Meghan‘s house tryina get her to change the name Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to Jamal Markle pic.twitter.com/NNMm3zOCqP
— antoine (@asxhaa) May 8, 2019
Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on his first day of Kindergarten pic.twitter.com/tV3OjT96rN
— Travis Keys (@travkeys) May 8, 2019
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor made fun of my schooner in front of the whole regatta.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) May 8, 2019
a shame you can't hear Her Majesty's pitch perfect impression of Edith Bunker as she coos "Oooh Archie" in a Queens accent https://t.co/wuyDukqBwU
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 8, 2019
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is absolutely the name of the dude in every Edith Wharton novel who sits in the same opera box as the protagonist and is always making comments like “when did Pearl return from Paris anyway? I thought she was a continental girl”
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) May 8, 2019
This could be the first photo of Prince Archie but equally it could just be a foot long sub in some muslin pic.twitter.com/fiCKeEMEJX
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) May 8, 2019
And many insisted that even though Archie is not technically a ‘prince,’ he is still the prince of our hearts.
If Diana can be called Princess Diana, Archie will be called Prince Archie pic.twitter.com/rOMuj3Q4HM
— A R I A (@DuchyofSuccess) May 8, 2019
Watch me still call him Prince Archie. pic.twitter.com/RX55296naN
— A R I A (@DuchyofSuccess) May 8, 2019