The images of the first born of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were to die for. The introduction of Archie Harrison Mountbatten – Windsor was so regal, so fitting, for one of the most famous children in the world. The happy Duke of Sussex beamed with pride, very much the proud father holding his son in his arms.
Here is what his names mean:
is a shortened version of the name Archibald, meaning genuine, bold and true.
“son of Henry” or “son of Harry.” An obvious nod to the proud Papa Prince Harry
Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Here is a transcript Archie Harrison’s introduction to the world:
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule. [Duchess]Meghan can you tell us what it’s like to be a new Mom and a little about Baby Sussex as we are calling him.
It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. And here I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy.
Tell us a little bit about your son, what’s he like? Is he sleeping well? Good baby?
Yes, he has the sweetest temperament. He’s really calm, and—
Don’t know where he gets that from.
And he’s been, just been a dream, so it’s been a special couple days.
Who does he take after? Does he look like anyone?
We’re still trying to figure that out.
Everyone says that babies change over two weeks, so basically we’re monitoring him to see how the changing process happens over this next month, really. His looks are changing every single day, so who knows.
How are you finding parenting generally? Is it a special moment?
It’s great. Parenting is amazing. It’s only been what, two and a half days, three days? But we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy to spend some precious times with him as he slowly starts to grow up.
I hear you’re off to see two special people in a few minutes, the Queen and the Duke.
Yes and we just bumped into the Duke as we were walking by, which was so nice. So it’ll be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family, and my mom’s with us as well, so, it’s been a really good time.
Another great grandchild.
Could we have a little peek at him? Just can’t quite see his face. [Meghan and Harry show off the baby.] Wow.
He’s already got a bit of facial hair as well.
Wonderful. Thank you.
Thank you! And thank you everybody for all the well-wishes and the kindness. It just means so much.
Photo © SussexRoyal/First Mother’s Day post
1993 Nickoldoean interview with former Meghan Markle now Duchess of Sussex
“I don’t think its right for kids to grow up thinking these things, where just mom does everything. It’s always, ‘Mom does this, and mom does that.’”
2014 Interview with The Brew with former Meghan Markle now Duchess of Sussex
“I dream to be a Mom with wee ones running around my house”.
2015 former Meghan Markle interview with Best Health
“Other bucket-list items: I want to travel more and I can’t wait to start a family, but in due time”.
Lifestyle Magazine in 2016 with former Meghan Markle now Duchess of Sussex
“I dreamt [of becoming] a successful working actress, which I can now very thankfully tick off the list. And I also dream to have a family,” “It’s all about balance, and I have so much happiness in my career and am fortunate to travel the world and see so many amazing things—it will also be nice to be anchored to something grounded and in the same place. Raising a family will be a wonderful part of that.”
© SussexRoyal/First Father’s Day post
The Duchess of Sussex shares sentiment of raising normal children with husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex:
The Sussexes have turned down a curtesy title for their son. It is believed that they want to raise Archie as a private citizen so that he would live a normal life as possible.
In 2012 Prince Harry told ABC News:
I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young. I’m waiting to find the right person. Someone who is willing to take on the job.
November 2017 engagement interview
“You know, one step at a time. Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”
Mad World podcast April 2017
“I would love to have kids.”
Here is what the Duke of Sussex has said about regular chores like shopping.
“I do my own shopping. Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap (a photo of) me with their phone. But I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too.”
“My mother took a huge part in showing me an ordinary life, including taking me and my brother to see homeless people. Thank goodness I’m not completely cut off from reality.