When was royal baby Archie born? The birth details of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first child

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world in May.

But when was Archie born, what was his weight and when was he introduced to the world? We tell you all the details about the newest member of the Royal Family.

When was Meghan and Prince Harry’s son born and how much did he weigh?

Meghan gave birth at 5.26am on May 6 weighing 7lbs 3oz.

Prince Harry made the announcement outside their home of Frogmore Cottage.

Meghan had wanted to give birth in their home on the Windsor Estate but she was smuggled into hospital in a hush-hush police operation.

The release of the official birth certificate revealed that the young royal was born at Portland Hospital in London.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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The 37-year-old’s mum Doria was by her side after The Sun revealed she flew over to the UK in April to meet her first grandchild.

Prince Harry said on the day his son was born outside his home: “It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.

"How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. But we're both absolutely thrilled.

"We're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there, it's been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody."

The Duke of Sussex, who was present for the birth, added: "I'm so incredibly proud of my wife."

“And as every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing.

"But this little thing is absolutely to die for so I'm absolutely over the moon.”

Meghan's mum Doria Ragland, who is said to be "overjoyed" by the arrival of her first grandchild, is currently staying with the couple.

Sources close to the family have said that Doria, 62, wanted to be by her daughter's side for the event – especially as Meghan, 37, is classed as a "geriatric mum".

When was the royal baby introduced to the world?

Meghan and Harry beamed as they introduced their "amazing" baby boy to the world, at 12.40pm on May 8.

A few hours later the couple announced the baby's name – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The new parents appeared tired but ecstatic as they cradled the newborn, with giddy bearded dad Harry joking his son "already has facial hair".

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.

And they kept him swaddled in a white blanket and hat as they described their little boy.

New mum Meghan, 37, stunned in a white dress that bared her arms as she stood by grinning new dad Prince Harry, 34, who cradled their little boy, who is seventh in line to the throne.

She gushed over life after welcoming her little boy, saying: "It's magic.

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

And she said the baby boy, who is just two days old, already had the "sweetest temperament" – adding "he's the dream".

Harry left his new son and wife on Thursday, May 9, 2019, to carry out an engagement at The Hague to launch the one-year countdown to the Invictus Games, his Paralympic-style event for injured service personnel.


We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz. The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.

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How was the birth announced?

The couple announced the birth of their son on Instagram by sharing a simple blue background featuring the words “It’s a BOY! Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to announce the birth of their child.”

The image was captioned: “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6, 2019.

“Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.”

The palace officially announced the birth of Baby Sussex shortly after.

Kensington Palace revealed the news of Meghan's pregnancy on its official Twitter page in October 2018.

The message read: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019.

"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."

Meghan Markle’s mum Doria Ragland then released a statement through Kensington Palace saying she was "very happy" and "looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild".

When asked if Meghan's dad Thomas had been made aware of the news the Palace responded with "no comment."

How was the name announced?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the name of their new child – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – on their Instagram account.

The proud parents revealed the boy's name with an accompanying picture of him meeting his great-grandma the Queen for the first time, alongside Prince Philip and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland.

It came a few hours after the royal couple showed off Archie to the world for the first time in Windsor Castle's St George's Hall, where they married a little over a year ago.

Archie will be known as a "Master" after Harry and Meghan decided not to give him one of Duke of Sussex's lesser titles, the Earl of Dumbarton.

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