Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Born (2019-05-06) 6 May 2019 (age 13 days)
Portland Hospital, 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

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 Portland Hospital, 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]

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.[7] According to The Telegraph, he is "the first half-American, biracial royal baby."[8] He is a citizen of the United Kingdom and of the United States.[9][10]

Title and succession

A great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II,[11] 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

  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

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