Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (born 6 May 2019) is the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He is the eighth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He was born at 05:26 BST (04:26 UTC) on 6 May 2019 at the Portland Hospital in London. Several landmarks were illuminated in different colours to mark the birth, including Niagara Falls, the CN Tower and the London Eye. His name was announced on 8 May 2019. He was christened wearing the royal christening gown by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on 6 July 2019 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle, with water from the River Jordan.
Mountbatten-Windsor descends paternally from the British royal family. He has mixed-race ancestry, having African-American and European-American maternal lineage. He has dual nationality of the United Kingdom and the United States. In the 2021 television interview Oprah with Meghan and Harry, the Duchess of Sussex said that a member of the royal family was concerned "about how dark [Mountbatten-Windsor's] skin might be when he's born". In early 2020, Mountbatten-Windsor's parents stepped down from their roles as working members of the royal family. The family then moved to North America, and have resided in Montecito, California, since that summer.
In September and October 2019, Mountbatten-Windsor accompanied his parents on a Southern African tour to Malawi, Angola, South Africa and Botswana. To mark his first birthday in 2020, he appeared in a storytime video with his mother as a part of the Save with Stories campaign, a project aimed at supporting children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne. As heir apparent to his father's Dukedom of Sussex, Earldom of Dumbarton, and Barony of Kilkeel, he is customarily entitled to use Prince Harry's senior subsidiary title Earl of Dumbarton as a courtesy. However, the Duke and Duchess decided instead that he would be styled as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in accordance with their wish that he grow up as a private citizen.
Under letters patent issued by King George V in 1917, Mountbatten-Windsor is entitled to become a prince upon the accession of his grandfather, Charles, Prince of Wales. In the interview Oprah with Meghan and Harry, the Duchess said that she had been told that changes would be made to remove that entitlement. The Duchess suggested that this was because her son is mixed-race, but the Prince of Wales's plans for a scaled-down royal family date back to the 1990s.
Los Angeles-born Meghan Markle is believed to have retained her US citizenship, and she will automatically pass that on to her offspring unless the child renounces US citizenship once he or she turns 18.
Archie Mountbatten-WindsorBorn: 6 May 2019
|Lines of succession|
The Duke of Sussex
| Succession to the British throne
7th in line
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