The Royal Baby Is Named ‘Archie’ And Twitter’s Got Jokes

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.

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.”

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 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.

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.


And many insisted that even though Archie is not technically a ‘prince,’ he is still the prince of our hearts.

h/t The Telegraph, The Daily Express, Twitter