Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (born May 6, 2019 in London ), also known as Baby Sussex before his birth , is the only child of Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex .

He is a great-grandson of Queen Elisabeth II and her Prince Consort Prince Philip and thus comes from the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg , the former royal house of Greece and the ruling house of Denmark, a branch line of the House of Oldenburg, in addition to the Windsor family .

Since his mother is US-American, he has both British and US citizenship .


Spectators and journalists await news of the birth near Windsor Castle on May 6, 2019

On October 15, 2018, Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Sussex's pregnancy. On the afternoon of May 6, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced that she had given birth to a healthy son. The birth took place at Portland Hospital in the City of Westminster . The name was announced two days later. Although it is very unlikely that he will ever have a significant role in the line of succession , due to the popularity of the parents, the pregnancy and especially the birth and the days after it were a mass media event, both internationally and in serious media such as news formats the ARD was reported. On May 8th, the name of the child was announced in the evening news . On July 6, 2019, Archie was baptized in close family circles at Windsor Castle .

Title and line of succession

According to the current Letters Patents , the child will neither bear the prince title nor the predicate title His Royal Highness . Both are only available to the children of the monarch, the children of the monarch's sons and the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales . According to the existing regulations, he would only become prince with the accession to the throne by Prince Charles, then as the man's grandson of the monarch. As the Heir Apparent of the Duke of Sussex, however, he was entitled to the courtesy title of Earl of Dumbarton from birth . However, the parents made it clear that they wanted to refrain from using the title of graph for their son. The salutation is therefore "Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor". Master is a polite form of address for boys in upscale British English.

After his grandfather Prince Charles , his uncle Prince William , his children George , Charlotte and Louis and his father, the child ranks seventh on the British throne .


Pedigree of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Prince Andreas of Greece
⚭ 1903
Princess Alice von Battenberg

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King George VI.
⚭ 1923
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Albert Spencer, 7th  Earl Spencer
⚭ 1919
Lady Cynthia Hamilton

Maurice Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy
⚭ 1931
Ruth Gill

Isaac Thomas Markle

Ruth Ann Markle

Frederick George Sanders

Gertrude May Sanders

Steven R. Ragland

Louise Ragland

James Arnold
(??? - ???)

Nettie Pritchard

Great grandparents

Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (* 1921)
⚭ 1947 Queen Elizabeth II (* 1926)
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John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
⚭ 1954–1969
The Honorable Frances Roche

Gordon Arnold Markle

Doris May Rita Sanders

Alvin Azell Ragland

Jeanette Johnson


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Charles, Prince of Wales (* 1948)
⚭ 1981–1996
Lady Diana Spencer (1961–1997)

Thomas Markle (* 1944)
⚭ 1979–1987
Doria Ragland (* 1956)


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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (* 1984)
⚭ 2018
Meghan Markle (* 1981)

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (* 2019)

Baby Sussex Effect

The Baby Sussex Effect is a global campaign in the UK that raised £ 22,000 for charities supported by the Duke and Dukes using the hashtag #GlobalSussexBabyShower . The couple later also officially asked to refrain from giving gifts and instead donate to the organizations.

Individual evidence

  1. It's a boy - Meghan and Harry's baby is here ,, May 6, 2019.
  2. BBC News : Royal baby: All you need to know about the birth of Harry and Meghan's child , May 6, 2019
  3. Meghan expecting royal baby next spring., October 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Royal baby: Meghan gives birth to boy, Harry announces., May 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Evening Standard : Archie's birth certificate reveals Duchess of Sussex gave birth at Portland Hospital in Westminster , May 17, 2019
  6. And the name is: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor., May 8, 2018
  7. Video in the ARD media library, broadcast by the 8:00 p.m. Tagesschau on May 8, 2019 (accessed on May 10, 2019.)
  8. ^ The London Gazette : No. 60384, p. 213 , Jan. 8, 2013.
  9. The London Gazette : No. 30428, p. 13086 , December 14, 1917.
  10. ^ Royal baby: Duke and Duchess of Sussex name son Archie., May 8, 2019.
  11. Leslie Dunkling: A Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address , Routledge, London, 1990, entry " First Name, Master "
  12. Like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, this is how you too can have a 'woke' baby shower., April 5, 2019.
  13. ^ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle respond to fans' global baby shower., April 5, 2019.
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex British Succession
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York