Updated at 12:40 p.m. on May 8.
Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gave the world a first look Wednesday at their son and, after introducing him to the queen, announced his name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The Sussexes revealed the name on their Instagram account, with a black-and-white photo of Meghan showing the baby to Queen Elizabeth II. Beside them stood Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, Prince Harry and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The two-day-old attended his first photocall inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, cradled in his father’s arms. He looked sleepy — and, swaddled in a baby beanie and blanket, nice and toasty.
Harry said the couple were “so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy.”
Baby Sussex, who is seventh in line to the British throne, was born under a partial veil of secrecy Monday at dawn, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces.
The couple did not (yet) reveal a name — but said he would meet the monarch later in the day.
Speaking to a pool reporter at Windsor, Meghan said, “It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”
She said that her baby “has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.”
Laughing, Harry said, “I don't know who he gets that from.”
When asked who he takes after, Meghan said: “We’re still trying to figure that out.”
Harry said, “He's already got a little bit of facial hair.”
Meghan was wearing heels and a cream-colored dress. The couple gave a very short interview, and then said they were off to introduce their son to the queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Reflecting the international interest in the baby, the U.S. broadcaster CBS was said to have had a cameraperson present, prompting some tut-tutting in British circles. Usually, only a small number of British outlets are permitted at such events.
Royals tend to pick traditional names for their offspring. And so it was no surprise that before the announcement, bookies said that the favorite names for Baby Sussex were Spencer, Alexander, James, Philip, Arthur and Albert.
Prince Harry’s name isn’t actually Harry, by the way. It’s Henry Charles Albert David.
Sadly for fans of “Suits,” the legal drama that Meghan starred in for seven seasons, “Harvey” or “Specter” weren’t seen to be in contention.
The Sussexes continue to do things their own way, at times bucking tradition.
Unlike Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry and Meghan did not appear before the cameras just hours after giving birth.
Instead, a beaming Harry met reporters near the couple’s home in Windsor and told the media that mother and baby were doing well, and that they would appear before the cameras in a few days.
Already a hugely popular prince, Harry may have won over new fans when he added:
On the day of the birth, palace officials were slow to feed a hungry press, some of whom had been camped out in Windsor for days waiting for news.
When Buckingham Palace had announced that Meghan had gone into labor early on Monday morning, she had in fact already had the baby eight hours earlier.
Royal watchers also observed that when a framed notice of the birth was displayed on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, it wasn’t signed by the doctors who delivered the baby, which was unusual.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, told reporters on Tuesday he was “obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled,” and added, “I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
The birth was a global moment, too, with well-wishers ranging from Michelle Obama (“Barack and I are so thrilled for both of you and can’t wait to meet him”) to the talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (“The baby is 7th in line for the throne, which is crazy, because right now I’m 7th in line for the key-making kiosk at my grocery store.”)