The waiting game is finally over. Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have revealed the name of their first child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Royal baby name revealed: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
STEPANAKERT, MAY 9, ARTSAKHPRESS: The royal couple made the announcement Wednesday via their official Instagram account, ending several days of feverish speculation about their son's name, CBS News reports.
The announcement came with a black and white photo showing Queen Elizabeth II meeting her new grandson. The monarch was flanked by her husband, Prince Philip, and her grandson, Prince Harry, and Meghan stood beside her mother, Doria Ragland.
Archie became seventh in line to the British throne the moment he was born, but he won't be called "his royal highness," as the rules around the granting of royal titles were tightened up about 100 years ago. Harry and Meghan could have chosen to have Archie bestowed with an aristocratic title — make him an earl, for instance — but they decided against it.
Britain's booming betting business had shown before Wednesday's announcement that a lot of punters expected the new baby to be named Alexander, Arthur, Philip or a handful of other go-to historical British royal names.
Archie was considered a more contemporary choice by many royal observers, but not one that was totally unexpected of Harry and Meghan.