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Baby Sussex, UK’s Youngest Royal, Has A Name Now

Mary Sophia
Baby Sussex, UK’s Youngest Royal, Has A Name Now

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The baby, who was dubbed Baby Sussex, will be seventh-in line to the UK throne after Prince Charles, William, his three children and Harry. The announcement was done on the couple’s official Instagram page and followed closely after the royal couple showed off the baby to the world.

Born on May 6, the infant weighed 3.3 kg. As per royal protocol, the baby will not be addressed as a prince unless decreed otherwise by the Queen.

Unlike Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Markle have kept the birth of the baby private. The couple only presented their son two days, departing from the model set by William and Kate.

Baby Archie's name has been highly anticipated. The bookmakers in the UK have been quite active over the last few days, with top bets on baby names being Alexander, James and Arthur. The stakes were also cast much before the baby’s birth with some even speculating on the gender.

Betting sites, previously, had also placed the odds in favor of the child being a girl whose name was likely to be Diana or Allegra.

"It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy," said Markle in a brief interview during her appearance with Prince Harry.

Harry and the Suits actress Markle married in a widely watched ceremony last year.

At Forbes Middle East, I write about some of the most successful entrepreneurs and companies that are shaping the regional economies. I’ve covered industries such as banking, technology, real estate, healthcare, aviation and travel during my time at Forbes Middle East. A seasoned journalist with an extensive experience in business reporting, I’ve interviewed cabinet ministers and CEOs to get the inside scoop. A long-term resident of the UAE, I have previously worked as a reporter for Gulf Business and have interned at The National and BBC News Middle East.

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