Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Born (2019-05-06) 6 May 2019 (age 21 days)
London, United Kingdom
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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. He is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.

Birth[edit]

Crowds and journalists gather near Windsor Castle awaiting news of the birth

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] His father described him as "a bit overdue". 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]

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is descended from the British royal family on his father's side and from an American working class family on his mother's side.[7] According to The Daily Telegraph, he is "the first half-American, biracial royal baby."[8] He is both a citizen of the United Kingdom and of the United States.[9][10]

Title and succession[edit]

A great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II,[11] Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne, behind his father.[7] He is also heir apparent to his father's Dukedom of Sussex, Earldom of Dumbarton, and Barony of Kilkeel.[11][8]

Since the Duke of Sussex is not the eldest son of the Prince of Wales,[12] his son is neither a British prince nor does he have the style "Royal Highness".[11] His parents had the option of using one of Prince Harry's subsidiary titles, such as Earl of Dumbarton, as a courtesy title – a custom often used for a peer's heir apparent.[11][10][13] However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided that he would be simply styled as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.[14][15] This decision is in line with his parents' wish that he grow up as a private citizen.[16][17]

References[edit]

  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. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Alexander, Harriet (7 May 2019). "US tax authorities could stake a claim to Baby Sussex's inheritance". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Royal baby: All you need to know about the birth of Harry and Meghan's child". BBC News. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d "Royal baby: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gives birth to boy". The Guardian. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Meghan and Harry: Duchess of Sussex expecting a baby". BBC News. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Archie Harrison: The meaning behind the royal baby's name". BBC News. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Succession". The Royal Family. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  16. ^ Barry, Ellen (8 May 2019). "Harry and Meghan Name Their Son: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  17. ^ "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