Royal Family Reveals Baby Archie's Official Royal Title, Fans Surprised

May 08, 2019May 08, 2019

On Monday, May 6, the newest royal baby entered the world! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first son into the world just a year after their royal wedding. 

On Wednesday, May 8, the royal baby made his grand debut and was photographed for the first time. Fans around the world were so excited to see what he looked like and what his name would be!

Finally, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced their royal son's name. He is named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Later in the day, little Archie was able to meet his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. The pictures are adorable!

Now, the royal family has confirmed what Archie's official royal title would be. Contrary to what one would expect for the great-grandchild of the Queen and for someone who is in line to the throne, Archie will not have an official title beyond "Master."

Royal correspondent Rebecca English said, "I've had it confirmed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will have no title. He will simply by Master Archie."

According to Newsweek, the reason that Archie won't have a title of "prince" or "princess," similar to his cousins, is because of a decree that was made in 1917. 

At the time, King George V reportedly he wanted a "slimmed down monarchy." He decided that the "eldest living child of the oldest living son of the monarch's oldest living son should have the 'titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names.'"

The decree had been followed until Queen Elizabeth II made the decision to add to the decree, making it possible for all of William and Kate's children to have a royal title. 

What do you think about Archie's name and about the decision to not give him a royal title? Let us know your thoughts! In other recent news, a sports legend and huge contributor to the Phillies just died at 72.

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