Published: Sat, May 11, 2019
Culture | By Margie Dunn

D-backs’ pitcher Archie Bradley awaits invite to royal baby Archie’s birthday

D-backs’ pitcher Archie Bradley awaits invite to royal baby Archie’s birthday

On May 8, the world got its first glimpse of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby - and learned the little one's name.

It was only a matter of time before Samantha Markle addressed her new royal nephew, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's son Prince George also bizarrely revealed to a dog walker who bumped into him in Berkshire earlier this year with his grandmother Carole Middleton: "I'm called Archie".

Royal expert Marlene Koenig explained to Time that Archie's status is likely because Harry and Meghan want a normal life for their children.

Ironically, Meghan shares her birth name with the Suits character that made her famous - Rachel Zane.

Archie is the baby's full first name, not a shortened version of Archibald.

Harry and Meghan's choice of the name Archie surprised royal watchers and oddsmakers alike.

As there is no title given, the baby will use the surname of Mountbatten-Windsor, a surname used by the descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.

"On behalf of everyone at Mayhew, I would like to send our most heartfelt congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the safe arrival of their handsome baby boy". It's unclear whether or not the new royal baby's middle name pays homage to a member of the royal family. Meet the latest addition to the royal family!

Another theory about the tot's name doing the rounds is that the moniker is a tribute to Prince George - Harry's nephew. "But now Archie?" It is a bit peculiar, considering Archie is not necessarily a royal name, and it went against the odds, according to the bookies. This again contrasts with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose children have taken the titles of Prince and Princess.

"He has the sweetest temperament and he's really calm and been the dream". I mean I have the best two guys in the world. She met little Archie for the first time just after he was introduced to the world at Windsor Castle, where Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot almost a year ago.

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