The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced today that they have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The couple announced it in a post on Instagram on Wednesday, which showed a photo of the royal tot meeting his great grandmother the Queen alongside Prince Philip and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland.
A string of names had been tipped to be the royal baby's name including Alexander, Spencer and Arthur. But what is the meaning behind Archie's sweet name?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.View this post on Instagram
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
According to the site BabyCentre, the name Archie has English origins and means "genuine" and "bald", meaning "bold" or "brave".
Archie is traditionally a shorter version of the name Archibald.
Harrison, meanwhile, is a sweet tribute to the baby's father. It means "son of Harry".
As for Archie's royal title, it's been said he could be given the title of Earl of Dumbarton.
Harry was granted that title by his grandmother the Queen on the morning of his wedding last year as well as being given a dukedom.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. They are so incredibly grateful for the warm wishes and support they’ve received from everyone around the world, since welcoming their son two days ago. Photo cred: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
It comes after the couple gave the world the first glimpse at their newborn son.
The couple proudly showed off their two-day-old beautiful baby boy to cameras inside St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on Wednesday as the royal tot attended his first photocall.
The tiny newborn was wrapped up in a white blanket and matching hat as proud dad Harry, who wore a grey suit, cradled the tot in his arms.
Speaking about parenthood, new mum Meghan - who looked radiant in a white blazer dress - said: "It's magical, pretty amazing. I mean I have the best two guys in the world. I'm really happy."
Speaking about her baby son, Meghan added: "He has the sweetest temperament and he's really calm and been the dream. It's been a special few days."
Harry continued: "It's great. Parenting is amazing. It's only been two days, three days, but we're just so thrilled to have our very own bundle of joy."
He then joked: "He's already got a bit of facial hair!"
When asked who they think the baby looks more like, Harry said: "Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks we're basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really.
"But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows."
The couple said they are showing their tot to their family later and thanked people for their well-wishes.
Archie was born at 5.26am on Monday and the couple have since enjoyed some peace and quiet at Frogmore Cottage, nestled within the grounds of the royals' Windsor estate.
An announcement on their Instagram account read: "We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses' son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.
"The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.
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We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz. The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.
"More details will be shared in the forthcoming days."
A thrilled Harry later spoke to reporters and said he was "incredibly proud" of his wife.
He said: "I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy.
"Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined."
The royal baby was believed to have been born at Frogmore Cottage, but according to the Daily Mail, Harry and their security team whisked Meghan off to hospital on Sunday night to have the baby there.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer were "delighted with the news".
During a royal engagement on Tuesday, William jokingly welcomed his younger brother Harry "into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting".
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This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess’ first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz. Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy.
Meghan had her mother Doria Ragland by her side as she gave birth and Doria was "overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild".
The Duchess' estranged father Thomas Markle sent his congratulations to the couple in a statement to The Sun and added that he's "proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family".Archie is the latest addition to the royal family and is seventh in line to the throne.
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