A STAR IS BORN

Meghan and Prince Harry’s son, lit­tle Archie, will go down in his­tory as the first mixed-race royal born into the Bri­tish monar­chy

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HIS­TORIC FIG­URE

PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN, the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex, re­cently in­tro­duced their new baby boy, ARCHIE HAR­RI­SON MOUNT­BAT­TEN

WIND­SOR, to the world. Baby Archie will go down in his­tory as the first mixed-race royal born into the Bri­tish monar­chy – and Meghan is likely to pass on her pride in her her­itage to her son.

In an es­say for Elle magazine in 2015, she spoke about “voic­ing my pride in be­ing a strong, con­fi­dent mixed-race woman” and how, when asked to in­di­cate her eth­nic­ity on ques­tion­naires, she no longer ticks “other” as she did when she was in Grade 7.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Archie means “gen­uine”, “bold” or “brave” – a fit­ting moniker if he in­her­its any of his mother’s char­ac­ter­is­tics. The name is orig­i­nally a short­ened form of Archibald. His sec­ond name, Har­ri­son, means “son of Harry”, BBC re­ports.

While the mean­ings of the tot’s names could ex­plain Harry and Meghan’s choice, several spec­u­la­tors be­lieve the cou­ple are fans of TV se­ries Riverdale. The show’s lead char­ac­ter is a red­head called Archie An­drews. One friend, how­ever, says he’s named after one of Meghan’s former pets, a cat named Archie.

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