Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gave the world a first look Wednesday at their son and, after introducing him to the queen,
announced his name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
It was fair to say, nobody saw an Archie coming.
The Sussex’s revealed the name on their Instagram account, with a black-and-white photo of Meghan showing
the baby to Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Beside them stood Harry and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.
British royals tend to pick traditional names for their offspring. And so, before the announcement,
bookies said the favorites for Baby Sussex were Spencer, Alexander, James, Philip, Arthur, and Albert.
Prince Harry’s name isn’t actually Harry, by the way. It’s Henry Charles Albert David.