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Prince Archie of Sussex

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Prince Archie
BornArchie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
(2019-05-06) 6 May 2019 (age 5)
Portland Hospital, London, United Kingdom
FatherPrince Harry, Duke of Sussex
MotherMeghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
ReligionChurch of England

Prince Archie of Sussex (Archie Harrison; born 6 May 2019) is the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He is the eighth great-grandchild of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is the 4th grandchild of King Charles III and is sixth in line of succession to the British throne.[1]


8 May 2019-9 March 2023 Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

9 March 2023 His Royal Highness Prince Archie Harrison of Sussex

Birth and family[change | change source]

He was born at 05:26 BST (04:26 UTC) on 6 May 2019.[1][2][3] at Portland Hospital in London.[4][5] His name was announced on 8 May 2019.[6] He was baptised wearing the royal christening gown by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 6 July 2019 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle.[7] The ceremony was private and the public were not invited to see the family or guests arrive or leave.[8]

Archie descends from the British royal family on his father's side and from the American working and middle classes on his mother's side.[9][10][11] He is a citizen both of the United Kingdom and of the United States.[12][13]

He is the first half-American and the third multiracial child in the history of the British monarchy.[11]

Title and succession[change | change source]

As a grandson of King Charles III,[3] Archie is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.[11] At the time of his birth, he normally would be entitled to use his Prince Harry's senior subsidiary title, Earl of Dumbarton, as a courtesy.[3][14] However, it was reported that the Duke and Duchess decided that he would be styled as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,[15][16] as they wanted him to grow up as a private citizen.[17][18]

In the 2021 television interview, the Duchess of Sussex said that she had been told that changes would be made to remove Archie's entitlement to the style of "prince" as part of Charles's reported plans for a slimmed-down monarchy.[19]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor". www.royal.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. "Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces". BBC News. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Royal baby: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gives birth to boy". The Guardian. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  4. Schoffmann, Katharina (17 May 2019). "Five things we learned from Archie's birth certificate". www.bbc.com. BBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  5. Davies, Gareth (17 May 2019). "Duchess of Sussex gave birth at Portland Hospital in Westminster, royal baby's birth certificate confirms". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  6. "Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son Archie". BBC News. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  7. Dymond, Jonny (6 July 2019). "Harry and Meghan's baby Archie christened at Windsor". BBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  8. Carpani, Jessica; Wright, Mike (6 July 2019). "Baby Archie christening: First pictures from the intimate Windsor ceremony - everything we know". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  9. Carroll, Leslie (6 May 2019). "How Meghan Markle Was Destined for the Spotlight". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 10 August 2020. Doria was born and raised in a middle-class African-American community of Los Angeles. She later earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California and became a yoga instructor.
  10. McFadden, Syreeta (28 November 2017). "Meghan Markle is no modern-day Cinderella. She's better". NBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2020. She had a pretty American upper middle class existence, including a private elementary and secondary school education and an undergraduate degree from an elite American university.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Barry, Ellen; Karasz, Palko (6 May 2019). "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Gives Birth to a Boy". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2020. ... he represents change for the oldest of houses. He is half American, descended on his mother's side from a bellhop in a Cleveland hotel, a laundry worker in Chattanooga, and a bartender in an Atlanta saloon.
  12. Alexander, Harriet (7 May 2019). "US tax authorities could stake a claim to Baby Sussex's inheritance". New York: Telegraph Media Group. Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2020. Los Angeles-born Meghan Markle is believed to have retained her US citizenship, and she will automatically pass that on to her offspring unless the child renounces US citizenship once he or she turns 18.
  13. "Royal baby: All you need to know about the birth of Harry and Meghan's child". BBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  14. Furness, Hannah; Southworth, Phoebe; Herbert, Samantha (6 May 2019). "Royal baby: Prince Harry says birth of son is 'the most amazing experience' as world waits for first sighting". The Telegraph. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  15. "Archie Harrison: The meaning behind the royal baby's name". BBC News. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  16. "Succession". The Royal Family. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  17. Barry, Ellen (8 May 2019). "Harry and Meghan Name Their Son: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  18. Davies, Caroline (8 May 2019). "Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – what's in a name?". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  19. "Archie: Why is Meghan and Harry's son not a prince?". BBC News. Retrieved 6 June 2021.

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Prince Archie of Sussex
Born: 6 May 2019
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Duke of Sussex
Succession to the British throne
6th in line
Followed by
Princess Lilibet of Sussex
Order of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Prince Louis of Wales
Prince Archie of Sussex
Succeeded by
The Duke of York