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All the ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Broke Royal Rules with Baby Archie's name

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now mum and dad! After much anticipation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby boy in the world on Monday, May 6, 2019. And just two days after their arrival, they announced that they all surprised with the announcement of his name, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. And in true Prince Harry and Meghan Markle style, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke many rules when choosing a name for their son. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool / Getty Images What royal name governs the new parents? Find out, forward. Royal baby name rules After much speculation – and dozens on dozens of guesses – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took on Wednesday for Instagram on Wednesday to reveal their son's unique royal name. "The Duke and Duchess Sussex are pleased to announce that they have named their first-born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor," they wrote along with a delightful photo of the newborn meeting with their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth and grandfather, Prince Philip for the first time . While the royal baby's name is adorable, it goes against almost every royal rule, including the following. No nickname in general Nicknames are a big no in the royal family – at least as far as their public mission is concerned. But Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have both managed to work around it with their own names. Prince Harry's real name is Henry, but Princess Diana and Prince Charles…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now mum and dad! After much anticipation, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed a baby boy in the world on Monday, May 6, 2019. And just two days after their arrival, they announced that they all surprised with the announcement of his name, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. And in true Prince Harry and Meghan Markle style, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke many rules when choosing a name for their son.

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool / Getty Images

What royal name governs the new parents? Find out, forward.

Royal baby name rules

After much speculation – and dozens on dozens of guesses – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took on Wednesday for Instagram on Wednesday to reveal their son’s unique royal name. “The Duke and Duchess Sussex are pleased to announce that they have named their first-born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,” they wrote along with a delightful photo of the newborn meeting with their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth and grandfather, Prince Philip for the first time .

While the royal baby’s name is adorable, it goes against almost every royal rule, including the following.

No nickname in general

Nicknames are a big no in the royal family – at least as far as their public mission is concerned. But Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have both managed to work around it with their own names. Prince Harry’s real name is Henry, but Princess Diana and Prince Charles have called him Harry all his life. In addition, Meghan Markle’s first name is Rachel, but she goes after her middle name Meghan.

While Archie is sometimes used full time, it’s also a nickname for Arthur – who just happens to be one of the best guesses for royal baby names. In addition, people called Archibald often go by Archie. It is possible that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex planned to name their son Arthur but call him Archie for short. After thinking about it, they might have decided to just call him the nickname because that was what they were planning to call him.

Family Name

Choose a name from the royal family’s list of legendary members of a must too. Although some speculate that Archie stems from Arthur – aka, King Arthur – no one knows for sure. It is unclear whether the new royal child’s middle name pays homage to a member of the royal family. However, it translates to “son of Harry” who is kind of as naming a royal baby after a family member.

Royal titles

Regarding royal titles, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not break any rules. In fact, they actually followed the rules . In the royal family, only the monarch’s children and grandchildren receive prince and princess status, which means that Queen Elizabeth broke the controls for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

As said, they probably did not have royal title rules when they named their son. Some believe that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an attempt to create a more normal life for their son may have sensed the queen’s offer to make him a prince.

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