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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (born 6 May 2019) is the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. A great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, he is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Born (2019-05-06) 6 May 2019 (age 2 months)
London, United Kingdom
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Birth and familyEdit

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He was born at 05:26 BST (04:26 UTC) on 6 May 2019 at the Portland Hospital in London.[1][2] Several landmarks were illuminated in different colours to mark the birth, including Niagara Falls, the CN Tower and the London Eye.[3][4][5] His name was announced on 8 May 2019.[6] He was baptised wearing the royal christening gown by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 6 July 2019 in the Private Chapel of Windsor Castle.[7] The Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to have their choice of godparents remain private.[8]

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is descended from the British royal family on his father's side and from the American working class on his mother's side.[9] According to The Daily Telegraph, he is "the first half-American, biracial royal baby."[10] He is a citizen of both the United Kingdom and of the United States.[11][12]

Title and successionEdit

A great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II,[13] Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.[9] He is also heir apparent to his father's Dukedom of Sussex, Earldom of Dumbarton, and Barony of Kilkeel.[13][10]

Because the Duke of Sussex is not the eldest son of the Prince of Wales,[14] his son is neither a British prince nor does he have the style "Royal Highness".[13] His parents had the option of using one of Prince Harry's subsidiary titles, such as Earl of Dumbarton, as a courtesy, but they decided instead that he would be styled as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor,[15][16] in accordance with their wish that he grow up as a private citizen.[17][18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces". BBC News. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ Davies, Gareth (17 May 2019). "Duchess of Sussex gave birth at Portland Hospital in Westminster, royal baby's birth certificate confirms". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  3. ^ Mowat, Justin (6 May 2019). "Niagara Falls will shine blue Monday to mark royal birth". CBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  4. ^ "CN Tower lit in purple to mark birth of royal baby". CBC News. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  5. ^ "London Eye to turn red, white and blue for royal baby". BT. Press Association. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son Archie". BBC News. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  7. ^ Dymond, Jonny (6 July 2019). "Harry and Meghan's baby Archie christened at Windsor". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  8. ^ Baker, Keiligh (6 July 2019). "Royal baby: How will Archie's christening differ from others?". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  9. ^ a b Barry, Ellen; Karasz, Palko (6 May 2019). "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Gives Birth to a Boy". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2019. ... he represents change for the oldest of houses. He is half American, descended on his mother’s side from a bellhop in a Cleveland hotel, a laundry worker in Chattanooga, and a bartender in an Atlanta saloon.
  10. ^ a b Furness, Hannah; Southworth, Phoebe; Herbert, Samantha (6 May 2019). "Royal baby: Prince Harry says birth of son is 'the most amazing experience' as world waits for first sighting". The Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  11. ^ Alexander, Harriet (7 May 2019). "US tax authorities could stake a claim to Baby Sussex's inheritance". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Royal baby: All you need to know about the birth of Harry and Meghan's child". BBC News. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "Royal baby: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gives birth to boy". The Guardian. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  14. ^ Spangler, Jonathan (6 May 2019). "The rise and fall of 'Royal Highness': a brief history of royal titles and what it means for Prince Harry's baby". History Extra. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Archie Harrison: The meaning behind the royal baby's name". BBC News. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Succession". The Royal Family. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  17. ^ Barry, Ellen (8 May 2019). "Harry and Meghan Name Their Son: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – what's in a name?". The Guardian. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Born: 6 May 2019
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Duke of Sussex
Succession to the British throne
7th in line
Followed by
The Duke of York