Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, offered a first look Wednesday at their newborn son and revealed his name: 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 couple introduced their son to the public Wednesday at a midday photo call at Windsor Castle. They have not chosen a grander title for the baby, who is not a prince but could have been named a lord.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed earlier today with their newborn son at Windsor Castle. The baby has been named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. pic.twitter.com/WtDH6oD3kn— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 8, 2019
“I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy,” Meghan said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.— PA Images (@PAImages) May 8, 2019
📷Dominic Lipinski/PA Images - see more at https://t.co/RmLwKbHcNO#meghanandharry #royalbaby #DukeandDuchessofSussex pic.twitter.com/kE4D1V5Hyz
Queen Elizabeth II also visited the newest addition to the family Wednesday.
The duchess, formerly known as Meghan Markle, gave birth to the couple’s first child at 5:26 a.m. Monday.
“It’s a boy!” officials said Monday in an announcement posted to Instagram account for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019.”
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.
The newborn weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, officials said.
Speaking with reporters Monday, Harry called his son’s birth “absolutely incredible.”
“As every father and parent will ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing,” Harry said. “But this little thing is absolutely to die for, so I'm just over the moon.”
"It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined."— ITV News (@itvnews) May 6, 2019
Watch how proud dad Prince Harry announced the arrival of his son #royalbaby https://t.co/enK4U9HJOH pic.twitter.com/wv157uHhaZ
Following royal tradition, a notice of the boy’s birth was displayed Monday outside Buckingham Palace.
A notice of birth has gone on display on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ son. pic.twitter.com/bKMZCtXHOq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 6, 2019
Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, announced they were expecting their first child in October, five months after they wed in a star-studded ceremony at England’s Windsor Castle.
Throughout Meghan's pregnancy, the couple never revealed the due date and said they decided not to find out the baby's sex in advance.
The couple also did not pose with the newborn for a public photo call hours after the boy’s birth. Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have posed for photos on hospital steps shortly after the birth of each of their three children.
The child is the seventh in line for the throne. He also is eligible for dual British-U.S. citizenship.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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