The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Archie

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 05:26 on Monday 6th May. He is the first child of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and is seventh in line to the throne.

Archie weighed 7lb 3oz and The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer were informed and delighted with the news of Archie’s birth.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall said they were looking forward to meeting the baby when they returned from their Royal Visit to Germany.

And The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they were absolutely thrilled.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to their eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle on Wednesday 8th May. The Duchess’ mother Ms Doria Ragland was also present.

An easel was placed on the forecourt at Buckingham Palace to announce the birth.

 

It is tradition that this goes on display on a ceremonial easel for members of the public to view for approximately 24 hours.