Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found a way to honor Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, in their newborn son’s name.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born Monday and the couple revealed his name to the public two days later. His name has great significance to his royal ancestry.

His surname, Mountbatten-Windsor, is the name that belongs to all descendent of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. His middle name, Harrison, literally means “son of Harry.”


The child’s first name shares a connection to Diana’s ancestor, Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll. He lives from 1629 to 1685, and he was a Scottish Protestant executed for exposing Catholic James II.

Princess Diana’s sons continue to keep her legacy alive in their own way. Prince William even named his daughter after his mother.

In a joint interview after their engagement in 2017, Harry said his mother would have loved Meghan.

“They’d be thick as thieves, without question,” Harry said. “I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, so excited for me. But I think she would have been best friends with Meghan.”

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