Prince Harry and Meghan Markle showed off their newborn son to the world on Monday — and now he has a name. Meet Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who is 7th in line to the throne.
When asked what it’s like to be a new mother, Meghan said "it's magic.”
“It's pretty amazing, and I have the two best guys in the world, so I am really happy,” she told reporters.
After Archie was born, Harry told the press he was “over the moon.”
"It's only been 2½ days, three days, but we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy, to be able to spend some precious time with him as he slowly starts to grow up,” he said.
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
But many were surprised at the name announcement of “Archie,” as it wasn’t what many were betting on with the bookies. Spencer was one of the top guesses in recent days for a boy.
Who had "Archie" in the sweepstakes? Some guy down at the bookies with a 4,500:1 bet just got lucky. https://t.co/hrsxZ7luRs
— Dan Kaszeta (@DanKaszeta) May 8, 2019
👑👶 The odds for the #RoyalBaby...
- Spencer: 7/2
- Alexander: 5/1
- Theodore: 5/1
- Albert: 8/1
- Arthur: 10/1
The winning selection of "Archie" would have been a massive 100/1 this afternoon!
The other 100/1 selections were, Winston, Barack and Victor. pic.twitter.com/5teTRCWV9p
— The Sportsman Bet (@TheSportsmanBet) May 8, 2019
And of course, “Riverdale” jokes, relating to the teen TV show based on the Archie Comics, were what many people thought of first.
BREAKING NEWS: Queen bans and cancels Netflixs subscription at Buckingham Palace. After Meghans repeated viewing of Riverdale, subconsciously makes her decide on Archie as the child's name. pic.twitter.com/5AZiU1PLkr
— Scott H (@Scottdiavolo) May 8, 2019
— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) May 8, 2019
Archie makes sense. Buckingham is basically Riverdale with crowns.
— Oliver Griswold (@originalgriz) May 8, 2019
Let's all just respect the power move of a ginger prince naming his son Archie. pic.twitter.com/K3V3n5M7Me
— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) May 8, 2019
Some really love the name, and feel that it’s already a perfect sign that the royal family is moving away from tradition.
I love Archie Harrison. I love that it's classic, but feels true to the couple — like it was really what they wanted, not what tradition dictated. It's really the perfect balance of a name with history that's still modern, just like Harry and Meghan as a couple! It's also CUTE.
— Diana Pearl (@dianapearl_) May 8, 2019
Awwwwww I love that they named him Archie 😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️
— Kathleen Lights (@KathleenLights1) May 8, 2019
— The Royal Butler (@TheRoyalButler) May 8, 2019
What do you think of the name Archie? Vote in the poll above! If you disagree, put your choice of name in the comments or your possible guesses for baby no. 2.