Here's how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby Archie fits into the family tree

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces on Monday morning at 5:26 a.m. On Wednesday, Markle and Prince Harry revealed the royal baby’s name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Markle and Harry’s son is the eighth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, and fourth grandchild (and third grandson) of Prince Charles. Archie is currently Prince William and Kate Middleton’s only nephew within the royal family, and a first cousin to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Take a look at how baby Archie fits into the family tree:

How meghan markle prince harry baby fit royal family tree   05.08.2019Shayanne Gal/INSIDERThe British royal family tree.

The arrival of baby Archie has shifted the line of succession in the British royal family. Markle and Prince Harry’s son is now seventh in line to the throne, pushing Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II’s third child and second son, down to eighth place in the line of succession. Meanwhile, Harry remains in sixth place.

Given their positioning in the royal line, however, it’s unlikely that Archie or his father, Harry, will ever see the crown.


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