Harry and Meghan reveal name of newest addition to royal family

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall at Windsor Castle. Picture: Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall at Windsor Castle. Picture: Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images

THE name of the newest addition to the royal family has been revealed, surprising many around the world.

Again using Instagram to make the announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have named their first born child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to be known as Master Archie when a prefix is required.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Picture: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The post also included a picture of Harry and Meghan, along with Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, introducing baby Archie to the Queen and Prince Philip.

It is believed only three people had picked the name Archie, with bookmakers having it at 100-1.

The post came just two hours after the new parents shared 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,” it read.

Speaking to s small group of invited media to Windsor Castle, Meghan described the experience as “magic”.

“It’s pretty amazing and I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy,” she said.

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When asked to describe her baby boy to the world, she said “he has the sweetest temperament”.

“He’s really calm,” she said.

“I wonder where he gets that from,” Prince Harry joked.

“He’s just been a dream. It’s been a special couple of days,” Meghan continued.

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“We’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy,” Harry added.

It’s a boy! Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby via Instagram

Archie was born on Monday at 5.26am London time, weighing 7lbs, 3oz (3.26kg).

In a break from tradition, the birth announcement was made on the couple’s Instagram page @sussexroyal before the news was displayed on the easel outside Buckingham Palace.

Just hours after the birth, Prince Harry addressed the waiting media, telling journalists he was “over the moon” at the birth of his first child.

Archie is the eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle.

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