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
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.