Why Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Son Archie Is Not a Prince

Toby Graves
May 11, 2019

So, there was plenty happening in late April that could have hinted at the royal baby's early arrival.

On May 8, the world got its first glimpse of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby - and learned the little one's name.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are seen with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, England, May 8, 2019.

Baby Archie was named after Meghan's pet cat and a vintage U.S. comic book she used to collect, her pals believe.

Kim Raymond, Disney's senior principal artist, created the animation by hand with watercolor, according to a royal commentator.

For now though, Harry and Meghan are enjoying all that new parenthood has to offer and the coming months will afford many family "firsts".

We can think of few gifts as sweet as this.

Speaking of titles, Harry and Meghan made the decision to not give one to their son.

Talking about Archie, his place in the line to the British is seventh and he will not be called as prince as Harry and Meghan want him to live a normal life.

For those who don't know, Rachel was the Christian moniker the former actress was given by her parents, while Meghan is actually her middle name. "I have to say we're just so hungry for good news, like just a baby being born and knowing its name, everybody's huddled by the TV - 'a baby was born and they named it!'" Clooney has also defended Meghan on several occasions, blasting the media's "unfair treatment" of the duchess.

For those wondering, there were other options for Baby Sussex's surname apart from the above-mentioned hyphenated last name of his great-grandparents, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Archie will not be a prince, because only the children of the first son of the Prince of Wales have that title.

For Prince William and Prince Harry, tackling mental health hits close to home because of the struggles they endured after the tragic and public death of their mother Princess Diana. "Hilarious", the 54-year-old added. Instead, he will be referred to as "Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor".

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