Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, a son, in the early morning hours on May 6, 2019. Shortly after the royal boy was born, the new father briefly spoke with the press. After sharing his admiration about his wife, parenthood, and his new son, Harry confirmed that he and Meghan were still thinking on a name for their little one.
With feminine names likely out of the running, we all got to narrowing down our favorite boy names. Would they choose a traditional name like many experts speculated? You may have thought Meghan and Harry would end up picking a royal favorite like Albert or Arthur or perhaps a strong historic name like Alexander. Although there were certainly plenty of A- names in the running, it was near impossible for anyone to have guessed what Meghan and Harry would actually decide to name the baby.
In an Instagram post on May 8, 2019, the couple finally revealed their son’s full name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. It’s a name that seemed to come out of left field, for sure, but we’ve learned just how Meghan and Harry picked the untraditional name. Here’s everything you should know.