Royal baby name LIVE: Archie revealed as name of Meghan and Harry's son

The couple gushed over their son's "sweet" temperament as the newborn met the Queen today.

The proud parents had shared news of the arrival of their son on Monday, who was born at 5.26am.

Today, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gushed over the little boy, describing him as a "dream" newborn.

New mum Meghan said: "It's pretty amazing.

"I have the best two guys in the world, so I'm really happy."

And Prince Harry couldn't stop gazing at his new son Archie – cradling him in a blanket as he slept soundly during the photocall.

They reportedly spent their first night together as a family on Monday, with it a "peaceful and emotional" night at their newly renovated Frogmore Cottage.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's low key announcement at Windsor Castle is in stark contrast to Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby reveals that saw hundreds of photographers snap pictures of their three children hours after they were born.

 

The couple had hoped to have a home birth but mum Meghan was ultimately taken to hospital.

Harry was at his wife’s side during Monday’s birth. He later confessed he had only had a few hours’ sleep, suggesting Meghan, 37, had spent much of the night in labour.

Just hours after his son was born, he announced the news, saying: "We're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there.

"It's been amazing".

The excited new dad also gushed about his wife, saying: "How any woman does that is beyond comprehension."

Archie is the seventh-in-line to the throne, following on from Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince Harry.

The couple have been inundated with messages of congratulations from across the world.

Here, The Sun Online will keep you updated live with all the latest royal baby news and updates. Stay tuned.

  • Alahna KindredMay 8, 20199:32 pm

    Archie is already a trendsetter!Ancestry UK has predicted the moniker will be one of the most popular named by 2022.The site looked at how the names of new royals have impacted popularity. For example, George jumped seven places in four years after the prince was born in 2013 and Charlotte jumped 13 places in only two years after she was born in 2015.

  • Alahna KindredMay 8, 20198:55 pm

    The Royal Family's website accidentally referred to Archie as the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and Kate.

    At the time the website read: “He is the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and is seventh in line to the throne.”

    The blunder has since been corrected to say Archie's parents are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

  • Alahna KindredMay 8, 20198:14 pm

    Social media went into a meltdown after the Baby Sussex was introduced to the public.

    Many made memes and shared their joy with the royal couple.

    Read more here.

  • Alahna KindredMay 8, 20197:40 pm

    Royal fans were quick to speculate if little Archie was actually born two weeks ago and not on May 6.

    When introducing their tot today during the photocall, Prince Harry was asked who they baby most resembles.

    The prince replied: “Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks, so we’re sort of monitoring how this changing process happens over this next month really.

    “But his looks are changing every single day so who knows.”

    He added: “Parenting has been amazing it's only been what two-and-a-half days, three days but we're just so thrilled.”

    One tweeted: “Is it just me or did Harry just slip up by saying baby has changed in 2 weeks??”

  • Alahna KindredMay 8, 20197:16 pm

    Archie's name could have more royal significance than previously believed.

    One historian has explained how Archie could be a nod to one of his father's titles of Earl of Dumbarton.

    The most famous Earl of Dumbarton was the 5th Earl of Angus, who lived from 1449 to 1513.

    He received the nickname “Bell-the-Cat” because he was an infamous political operator remembered for killing James III's favourite Richard Cochrane.

    Later in his life, Archibald was confined to Dumbarton Castle.

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