Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Born (2019-05-06) 6 May 2019 (age 20 days)
Portland Hospital, London, United Kingdom
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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (born 6 May 2019) is the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex a member of the British royal family

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne. He was officially styled Prince Henry of Wales from birth until his marriage, but is known as Prince Harry.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex American member of the British royal family, former actress

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is a member of the British royal family and former actress.

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Birth

Crowds and journalists gather near Windsor Castle awaiting news of the birth Crowds and journalists near Windsor Castle expecting on the occasion of birth of the child of Prince Harry and Meghan photo 2.jpg
Crowds and journalists gather near Windsor Castle awaiting news of the birth

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He was born at 05:26 BST (04:26 UTC) on 6 May 2019 at Portland Hospital, London. [1] [2] His father described him as "a bit overdue". Several landmarks were illuminated in different colours to mark the birth, including Niagara Falls, the CN Tower and the London Eye. [3] [4] [5] His name was announced on 8 May 2019. [6]

British Summer Time Identifier for a time offset from UTC of +1

During British Summer Time (BST), civil time in the United Kingdom is advanced one hour forward of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.

Coordinated Universal Time Primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time

Coordinated Universal Time is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. It is within about 1 second of mean solar time at 0° longitude, and is not adjusted for daylight saving time. In some countries where English is spoken, the term Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is often used as a synonym for UTC and predates UTC by nearly 300 years.

Portland Hospital Hospital in London

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children is a private maternity hospital on Great Portland Street, London, England, owned by the Hospital Corporation of America.

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is descended from the British royal family on his father's side and from an American working class family on his mother's side. [7] According to The Daily Telegraph , he is "the first half-American, biracial royal baby." [8] He is both a citizen of the United Kingdom and of the United States. [9] [10]

British royal family Family consisting of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom

The British royal family comprises Queen Elizabeth II and her close relations. There is no strict legal or formal definition of who is or is not a member of the British royal family.

Family of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Members of the Markle and Ragland families have been related by marriage to the British royal family since the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, on May 19, 2018, when Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex and gave birth to a baby boy, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, on 6 May 2019. The Markle family is of German descent and originates in Alsace on the modern French–German border, and Meghan's paternal ancestors moved to the United States in the 17th century; among her father's other ancestors are American settlers of English, Dutch, and Irish descent. The Ragland family is of African American descent, and Meghan's maternal ancestors were enslaved in the U.S. state of Georgia.

<i>The Daily Telegraph</i> British daily broadsheet newspaper

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier.

Title and succession

A great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, [11] Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne, behind his father. [7] He is also heir apparent to his father's Dukedom of Sussex, Earldom of Dumbarton, and Barony of Kilkeel. [11] [8]

An heir apparent or heiress apparent is a person who is first in a line of succession and cannot be displaced from inheriting by the birth of another person. An heir presumptive, by contrast, is someone who is first in line to inherit a title but who can be displaced by the birth of a more eligible heir.

Duke of Sussex royal dukedom in the United Kingdom

Duke of Sussex is a substantive title, one of several royal dukedoms, that has been created twice in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It takes its name from the county of Sussex in England.

Earl of Dumbarton British earldom

Earl of Dumbarton is a title of Scottish nobility, referring to Dumbarton in the area West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The title has been created twice, once in the Peerage of Scotland in 1675 and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 2018.

Since the Duke of Sussex is not the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, [12] his son is neither a British prince nor does he have the style "Royal Highness". [11] His parents had the option of using one of Prince Harry's subsidiary titles, such as Earl of Dumbarton, as a courtesy title – a custom often used for a peer's heir apparent. [11] [10] [13] However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided that he would be simply styled as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. [14] [15] This decision is in line with his parents' wish that he grow up as a private citizen. [16] [17]

Charles, Prince of Wales Son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958.

British prince royal title in the United Kingdom

Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a royal title normally granted to sons and grandsons of reigning and past British monarchs. It is also held by the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. The title is granted by the reigning monarch, who is the fount of all honours, through the issuing of letters patent as an expression of the royal will.

Royal Highness is a style used to address or refer to some members of royal families, usually princes or princesses. Monarchs and their consorts are usually styled Majesty. When used as a direct form of address, spoken or written, it takes the form "Your Royal Highness". When used as a third-person reference, it is gender-specific and, in plural, Their Royal Highnesses (TRH).

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Mountbatten-Windsor Family name

Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname used by some of the male-line descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Under a declaration made in Privy Council in 1960, the name Mountbatten-Windsor applies to male-line descendants of the Queen without royal styles and titles. Individuals with royal styles do not usually use a surname, but some descendants of the Queen with royal styles have used Mountbatten-Windsor when a surname was required.

Duke of Windsor Title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

The Duke of Windsor was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 8 March 1937, for former King Edward VIII, following his abdication on 11 December 1936. The dukedom takes its name from the town where Windsor Castle, a residence of English monarchs since the time of Henry I, following the Norman Conquest, is situated. Windsor has been the house name of the royal family since 1917.

Frogmore House Grade I listed historic house museum in Windsor, United Kingdom

Frogmore House is a 17th-century English country house owned by the Crown Estate. The house is situated within the Frogmore Estate, which is itself located within the grounds of the Home Park, Windsor, Berkshire. Half a mile (800 m) south of Windsor Castle, Frogmore was let to a number of tenants until the late 18th century, when it was used intermittently as a residence for several members of the British Royal Family.

Archie is a masculine given name, a diminutive of Archibald. It may refer to:

The Royal Foundation was set up in September 2009 to enable the late Princess Diana's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry to take forward their charitable ambitions. Catherine Middleton and Meghan Markle later joined as patrons of the foundation.

Prince George of Cambridge British prince; Son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Prince George of Cambridge is a member of the British royal family. He is the eldest child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and third in the line of succession to the British throne behind his grandfather Prince Charles and his father. As he is expected to be king someday, his birth was widely celebrated across the Commonwealth realms. George occasionally accompanies his parents on royal tours, and has affected business and popular culture.

Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wedding of British royal Prince Harry to Meghan Markle

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was held on 19 May 2018 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. The groom, Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family; the bride, Meghan Markle, is American and previously worked as an actress. On the morning of the wedding, Prince Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, conferred upon him the titles of Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. On her marriage, Markle became Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, officiated at the wedding using the standard Anglican church service for Holy Matrimony published in Common Worship, the liturgical text of the Church of England. The traditional ceremony was noted for the inclusion of African American culture.

Nottingham Cottage is a house in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. As a grace-and-favour property, the house has been frequently occupied by members of the British royal family, as well as staff and employees.

Prince Louis of Cambridge is a member of the British royal family. He is the third and youngest child and second son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. He is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne.

Doria Ragland mother of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Doria Loyce Ragland is the mother of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, the mother-in-law of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and the maternal grandmother of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who is seventh in line to the British throne. She is a former makeup artist, business owner, yoga instructor, and former social worker who served in the mental health sector from 2015 to 2018.

Baron Kilkeel British barony

Baron Kilkeel is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 19 May 2018 by Queen Elizabeth II as a subsidiary title for her grandson Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, upon the occasion of his marriage to Meghan Markle. It is named after the small fishing port of Kilkeel, County Down, with a population of 6,887, in the District of Newry, Mourne and Down in Northern Ireland. On the same day, he was also created Duke of Sussex and Earl of Dumbarton. Traditionally, male members of the royal family are granted at least one title on their wedding day by the monarch.

Thomas Wayne Markle Sr. is an American retired television lighting director and director of photography. He received a Chicago / Midwest Emmy Award for work on the television program Made in Chicago in 1975 and was a co-recipient of two Daytime Emmy Awards for work on the television soap opera General Hospital, in 1982 and 2011. He is the father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, the father-in-law of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and the grandfather of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Born: 6 May 2019
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Duke of Sussex
Succession to the British throne
7th in line
Followed by
The Duke of York