Royal family welcomes newborn Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor


Hannah Kriney

On May 6 at 5:26 AM BST, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, was born weighing 7lb 3oz.  After months of anticipation they announced their baby’s birth with an Instagram post saying “It’s a boy!” and immediately the world expressed their happiness over the new royal baby.
Although the world was buzzing about the new addition to the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry had not decided on a name for the newborn.  It was not until after two days he was born they announced his name was Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, which left many in shock.  
It has become accustomed that the Royal Family names their children after past family members, which include mainly Arthur, Philip and Albert. It was a surprise when they released the name of Archie.  Furthermore, his middle name, Harrison, holds a special meaning as “son of Harry”. However, most people are not stunned by the fact that Meghan and Harry broke yet another tradition.
The couple had also decided to keep the birth plans private and to break the tradition of the mother and the baby being photographed only hours after birth.  They announced that they would like to spend time privately as a new family before they release any pictures of Archie, only a few days later and pictures of Archie with his parents and the Queen were released alongside with his name.
Yet another tradition broken by the couple is their decision on where they will deliver the new baby.  In previous years the mother has had their child’s birth in a specific hospital, but rumor has it that that that hospital was not sectioned off ahead of time for the royal family. Markle may have had an at home birth or gone to a separate hospital.