- Prince Harry used the royal family’s WhatsApp group to tell his cousins about the birth of his son, Archie, according to The Telegraph.
- Mike Tindall, husband to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, told the publication that they were the first to hear the big news.
- It’s not the first time Tindall has spoken about the royal WhatsApp group, whose members include Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.
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Prince Harry alerted members of the royal family to the birth of his son, Archie, via text message.
Mike Tindall, husband to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, told The Telegraph that Harry sent a message to their cousins’ WhatsApp group following the birth of Archie on Monday, May 6.
Members of the group – including Princess Beatrice and Eugenie – were the first to hear the big news.
It’s not the first time Tindall has disclosed the secrets of the royal group chat. In 2018 he told The Mirror that he and his wife keep up to date with big family milestones, including weddings and pregnancies, through the messaging app.
Tindall also revealed that Harry is godfather to his and Zara’s daughter, Lena – something many speculated about after Harry was spotted attending her christening back in March.
“He’ll be a great dad,” Tindall told the newspaper. “Obviously, he’s godfather to Lena, but we’ve got a great group of young ones in the family now. Lena and obviously Louis are similar ages and Mia’s sort of in between Charlotte and George, and then you’ve got Peter’s children Savannah and Isla who are just a little bit older.
“So, yeah, it’s going to be a good little group. And Harry, he’s busy, but he loves playing with them all and he’ll be a good dad,” he added.
The Queen and Prince Phillip were among the first members of the family to meet the newborn, just two days after his birth. Markle and Harry shared the moment, which was captured on camera, on their Instagram account.
Like Zara and Mike Tindall’s children, Markle and Harry have chosen to raise Archie without a royal title. Due to an ancient decree made by the Queen’s grandfather, the title of “prince” will not be available to Archie until Prince Charles becomes king.
The pair were offered the courtesy title of “earl” for Archie, however, it has been confirmed they will not be using it for their newborn.
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