The birth certificate of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was made public today and revealed that the newest addition to the Royal Family was born at the private Portland Hospital in Westminster. It also lists the Duchess of Sussex’s occupation as “Princess of the United Kingdom”, the same as was given as the occupation of the Duchess of Cambridge on the birth certificates of her children.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born in the early hours of 6 May 2019 and is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They will celebrate their first wedding anniversary in two days time. Archie is seventh in the line of succession, and he is The Queen’s eighth great-grandchild.
It was Prince Harry himself who announced the news of his new arrival in an address to the media. The Duke said: “I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy this morning, a very healthy boy. Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It has been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. We are both thrilled and are so grateful to all of the love and support out from everybody out there. We are still thinking about names. The baby is a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it, but that’s the next bit. We will be seeing you guys in two days time as planned to everybody can see the baby. I haven’t been in many births, this is definitely my first birth. I am so incredibly proud of my wife. As every father and parent would say, your baby is absolutely amazing. This little thing is absolutely to die for – I am over the moon.”
Little Archie was presented to the world at Windsor Castle two later.