WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the royal baby’s name has been revealed at last.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared the first images of their newborn son with the world, and also announced his notably non-traditional name: Archie.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” a statement from Buckingham Palace said.

“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”

An image of the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Harry and Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland gazing at baby Archie in the Duchess’ arms was shared on Instagram, clocking up almost two million likes in three hours.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 8: (NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2019, WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM ROYAL COMMUNICATIONS AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.) This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. There shall be no commercial use whatsoever of the photographs (including by way of example only) any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-news editorial use. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. All other requests for use should be directed to the Buckingham Palace Press Office in writing.) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are joined by her mother, Doria Ragland, as they show their new son, born on Monday and named as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Allerton/SussexRoyal via Getty Images)

Meghan and Harry introduced Archie to the world at a brief press conference at Windsor Castle on Wednesday. A smiling Meghan, who wore a white trench-style dress and heels, said:

“It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy.”

She said Archie has the “sweetest temperament”, adding, “he’s the dream”.

Harry joked, “I wonder where he gets that from?”

When asked who they think their son looks like, Harry replied:

“Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks. We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows.”

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

He said they were looking forward to spending some “precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.”

Asked how he was finding parenting, the prince said: “It’s great. Parenting is amazing.

“It’s only been two-and-a-half days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.”

Archie, a name that has taken royal watchers by surprise, is of German origin and means “genuine”, “bold” or “brave”. Harrison means “son of Harry,” chosen for quite obvious reasons.

Archie does not have an automatic royal title, because Prince Harry is not in line to the throne, but Queen Elizabeth can issue a title for him if she chooses to. Watch this space.

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