- Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy on Monday. On Wednesday, they revealed that his name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
- The arrival of royal baby Archie has shaken up the line of succession.
- Meghan and Prince Harry’s son is seventh in line to the throne.
- Archie follows his father, Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, and pushes Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son, down to eighth.
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Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy on Monday at 5:26 a.m. On Wednesday, the newborn’s name was revealed: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The arrival of baby Archie has shifted the line of succession in the British royal family.
Meghan and Prince Harry’s son is now seventh in line to the throne. The baby’s birth pushes Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II’s third child and second son, down to eighth.
Harry remains sixth in line to the throne, while the baby’s grandfather, Prince Charles, is still the first and expected to become king following the Queen’s death. Baby Sussex’s uncle, Prince William, is second in line.
Here’s the line of succession following the arrival of the royal baby:
Archie’s cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, the children of William and Kate Middleton, are ahead of both Baby Sussex and Harry in the line of succession, so it’s very unlikely that either will see the crown.
Archie has not been given the same title of prince as his cousins George and Louis. As Grant Harrold, an etiquette expert and former royal butler, previously told INSIDER’s Mikhaila Friel,the baby would not hold this title unless expressly given permission by the Queen. In this case, sources for Buckingham Palace told INSIDER that Markle and Harry have opted not to give a courtesy title to Archie for now.
In a statement he issued on Monday shortly after Archie’s birth, Harry said he was “so incredibly proud” of Meghan and “just over the moon” about his son’s arrival.
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