First look at Royal Baby Archie

Publish Date
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 8:05AM

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have given the world a first look at their son and, after introducing him to the Queen, announced his name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The Sussexes revealed the name on their Instagram account, with a black-and-white photo of Meghan showing the baby to Queen Elizabeth II. Beside them stood Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, Prince Harry and the Duke of Edinburgh.

It was fair to say, nobody saw an Archie coming.

Royals tend to pick traditional names for their offspring. And so, before the announcement, bookies said the favorites for Baby Sussex were Spencer, Alexander, James, Philip, Arthur and Albert.

"It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy," she said.

Speaking in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle as her husband held their two-day-old child, Meghan added: "He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm.

As they both laughed, Harry said: "I don't know who he gets that from."

 This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.