The The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have named their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor after hours of keeping the world waiting.
The couple received their bundle of joy – seventh in line to the throne – on Monday 5.26am. He weighed 7lbs. 3oz.
In a statement posted on Instagram on Wednesday, the couple stated: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Earlier, Prince Harry and his wife introduced the Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle.
The couple also shared the first picture of their son on social media, exciting netizens across the globe.
Proud mum Meghan, 37, couldn’t hide her excitement: “its magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
Speaking on Monday shortly after the birth of the baby, Prince Harry mentioned that they are both “absolutely thrilled” over his birth.
According to reports, Meghan was one week past his due date for the birth of her son.
The royals had previously announced their intentions to move to Africa after the birth of their child, it however remains unclear if they will live up to their plans on the same.
Meghan had also announced that she would not immediately share the pictures of her newborn as opposed to how Prince William and Kate did with their children.