UPDATED: The new royal baby has a name, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The proud parents, the duke and duchess of Sussex, showed off their first child to the media at St. George’s Hall in Windsor, England. They had kept the world’s royal-watchers waiting longer than is traditionally the case and had spent two days at home before the photo op.
The new addition to the family, who was born Monday, wore a white woolen hat and slept through his first photo call. “It’s pretty amazing,” Markle said. “He has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm, and he’s just been a dream, so it’s been a special couple days.”
Harry added: “We’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.“ He described parenting as “amazing,” after two days’ experience. Harry’s brother, Prince William, had earlier welcomed Harry to the “sleep-deprivation society.”
The baby boy was born early Monday morning, weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. He is seventh in line to the throne.
“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 couple’s official Instagram account said.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor 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. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal