Within two hours after Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave a press conference together the first time with their baby boy, they made yet another breaking news which was posted via the official royal family’s Instagram, @royalfamily and @sussexroyal, with the announcement of their baby boy’s name – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their baby’s name after they introduced him to Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh. Also in attendance was Duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland.
Regarding the baby’s name, we noticed that the couple uses Mountbatten-Windsor for his last name. In the family tree, Lord Louis Mountbatten was Prince Charles’s beloved great-uncle who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979. Meanwhile, for Windsor, it may have been inspired by Windsor Castle’s St George’s Hall, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married in over a year ago in May.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex also note that they have chosen not to use a courtesy title, which is supposed to be the Earl of Dumbarton. Instead, he will simply be Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It signals that the couple wants their child to be a private citizen.
When the Prince of Wales one day becomes a king, the grandchildren of the monarch will be known as HRH Prince of Princess, under a 1917 convention. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex note that they have chosen not to use a courtesy title, which is supposed to be the Earl of Dumbarton. Instead, he will simply be Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It signals that the couple wants their child to be a private citizen.
The decision is understood to be their own, with the Queen happy to allow them free choice over their children’s names. Previously, the Duke has also spoken frankly about the difficulties he experienced while growing up as a member of the royal family, with the title carrying the responsibility as well as rights.
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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