LONDON — Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle, who is now known as the Duchess of Sussex, have finally announced the name of their baby boy.
Hours after giving the world its first glimpse of the newborn, the couple took to Instagram to share that they chose the name Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor for their son. The announcement included a sweet photo of Meghan and Harry introducing baby Archie to Queen Elizabeth II.
“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle,” the post read. “The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”
Earlier Wednesday, Harry and Meghan said they were enjoying the “magic” of parenthood.
“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy,” the Los Angeles native and former “Suits” actress said as Harry cradled their son. “He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm … he’s just been the dream.”
“I don’t know where he gets that from,” Harry joked.
“Parenting is amazing,” he added. “But we’re just so thrilled to have our own bundle of joy and to spend precious time with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.”
Asked which family member the baby most resembles, the couple said they were still trying to figure that out.
“His looks are changing every single day,” Harry said. “He’s already got a bit of facial hair!”
The couple were due to introduce the baby to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip later Wednesday.
The baby was born at 5:26 a.m. Monday, with Harry at his wife’s side. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.