- Meghan Markle gave birth to a baby boy on Monday.
- On Wednesday, Markle and Prince Harry revealed the royal baby‘s name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
- The newborn is the eighth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, and fourth grandchild of Prince Charles.
- Archie is seventh in line to the throne.
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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:
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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