Helping to satisfy a huge global appetite for first look of the royal couple’s newborn baby, Meghan and Prince Harry showed the public their baby son’s face for the first time on Wednesday, and also revealed his name- Archie.
Seventh in line to the British throne, the royal couple named their son, Archibald Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. They have not chosen a grander title for the baby, who is not a prince but could have been named a lord.
The announcement came hours after the proud parents posed for cameras. Standing in the vast, red-carpeted St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, Meghan declared the baby was “a dream” and called motherhood “magic.”
The baby lay silently, swaddled in a white merino wool shawl and wearing a matching knitted cap. Both were made by English firm G.H. Hurt & Son, which has supplied three generations of royal babies with knitwear.
“It’s pretty amazing,” said the 37-year-old American, formerly known as Meghan Markle. “I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy.” She said the baby born Monday at 5-26 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces (3.26 kilograms) had “just been a dream.”