Prince Harry And Duchess Meghan’s Son Archie Does Not Have A Royal Title

Published on May 8, 2019. Updated May 21, 2019

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Wednesday, May 8 was a big day for the Sussex family!

In the morning, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan debuted their son as they talked to reporters and took pictures at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle.

Shortly after the debut, Prince Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II met her newest grandchild for the very first time and in a very sweet post the Royal Family announced his name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

With the official reveal having taken place it seems that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have opted not to five their son a royal title.

Royal titles are decided by Queen Elizabeth II. After his birth in 2013, Prince George was officially named: His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. Siblings Charlotte and Louis were named: Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

Meanwhile Harry and Meghan were named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day, and as per tradition the eldest son of a duke will most likely inherit his father’s title.

The name itself was a big surprise as frontrunners were Arthur, James, Albert, Alexander and Spencer. It is unclear where Archie came from or the significance, if any to either Harry or Meghan’s families. Of course, Harrison has the meaning “Harry’s son” which is self explanatory and the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, meanwhile, belongs to all the children and descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

After debuting their son this morning, the pair were asked who they think he looks most like.

Meghan said: “We’re still trying to figure that out.”

Harry added: “Everyone says babies change so much over two weeks. We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month, really. His looks are changing every single day, so who knows?”

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