The heir, 5, was on a walk with his grandmother Carole Middleton at the time when he spoke to a woman. She told The Sun, “Just to be friendly, I engaged in a bit of small talk, and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it. To my astonishment, he said, ‘I’m called Archie,’ with a big smile on his face. I don’t know why he calls himself Archie, but kids often play with their names, and I think it’s lovely.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” the royal pair revealed on Instagram on Wednesday, May 8. “This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”
The name Archie is a tribute to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, as one of her ancestors was Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, from Scotland. The moniker means “true and bold” and “truly brave” in Scotland and in Germany, respectively.
Three days after her October 2018 pregnancy announcement, the Suits alum admitted that she and her husband had been “given a long list of names from everyone” while in Melbourne, Australia, on their royal tour. “We’re going to sit down and have a look at them!” she said.
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