The Royal Baby’s Name Is Archie — Is It In Honor Of Princess Diana?

We now know the name of the royal baby! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have named their first son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

According to multiple outlets, the couple’s choice in the name might have included a special nod to Princess Diana.

Harrison means “son of Harry,” of course, and the surname Mountbatten-Windsor belongs to all the children and descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. So why Archie?

According to People magazine, the name could potentially share a connection to Diana’s ancestor, Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, who lived from 1629 to 1685, and was a Scottish Protestant leader executed for opposing the Roman Catholic James II.

Kind of a stretch we know, but… it’s possible. Given that potential variations of the name includes Arthur, James, Philip, and Albert, their chosen name is still a mystery.

We’ll find out more in due time!

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