How old is Archie and when was Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son born? – The Sun

PRINCE HARRY and his wife Meghan Markle announced over Valentines weekend that they were expecting another child to join their budding brood and the line of succession to the throne.

The couple welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019, becoming the Queen's eighth great-grandchild.

How old is Archie?

Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019 – meaning he is two years old.

He was christened exactly two months after his birth.

Archie is seventh in line to the throne and is the eighth great-grandchild to Queen Elizabeth II.

The release of the official birth certificate revealed that the young royal was born at Portland Hospital in London at 5.26am.

When was Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's son born?

Meghan and Harry beamed as they introduced their "amazing" baby boy to the world, at 12.40pm on May 8, 2019.

A few hours later the couple announced the baby's name – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The new parents appeared tired but ecstatic as they cradled the newborn, with giddy bearded dad Harry joking his son "already has facial hair".

They kept him swaddled in a white blanket and hat as they spoke about their little boy.

How was the birth announced?

The couple announced the birth of their son on Instagram by sharing a simple blue background featuring the words “It’s a BOY! Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to announce the birth of their child.”

The image was captioned: “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6, 2019.

“Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.”

The palace officially announced the birth of Baby Sussex shortly after.

Kensington Palace revealed the news of Meghan's pregnancy on its official Twitter page in October 2018.

The message read: "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019.

"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public."

Is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor a royal?

Archie is a member of the Royal Family and is entitled to a royal title by birth.

But Meghan and Harry decided against giving him one so he is being brought up as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

He holds the right to have his father's Earl of Dumbarton subsidiary title and become Lord Archie, The Earl of Dumbarton.

But as the son of Prince Charles' second son he is not entitled be His Royal Highness like his cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

When will Archie become a big brother?

Thrilled Prince Harry and Meghan confirmed the news they were expecting their second child by saying, "We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother."

They shared a black and white image of themselves under a tree showing Meghan resting her head in Harry's lap as she cradles her bump.

The new baby will be eighth-in-line to the throne, after brother Archie and dad Harry.

The Sussexes have not yet revealed an official due date for their child.

In a sweet show of tradition, the announcement came almost 37 years to the day that Princess Diana announced she was expecting her second child, Harry.

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