Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Born (2019-05-06) 6 May 2019 (age 12 months)
London, United Kingdom

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (born 6 May 2019) is the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. A great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, he is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne.


Birth and family

Archie Harrison 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 the Portland Hospital in London. [1] [2] 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] He was baptised wearing the royal christening gown by the Archbishop of Canterbury on 6 July 2019 in the private chapel at Windsor Castle. [7] The ceremony was behind closed doors and the public were not invited to see the family or guests arrive or depart. [8]

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor descends from the British royal family on his father's side and from the American working and middle classes on his mother's side. [9] [10] [11] He is a citizen both of the United Kingdom and of the United States. [12] [13]

Title and succession

As a great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, [14] Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in the line of succession to the British throne. [11] Although not a royal prince or entitled to the style of royal highness, as heir apparent to his father's Dukedom of Sussex, Earldom of Dumbarton, and Barony of Kilkeel, Archie would customarily have been entitled to use Prince Harry's subsidiary title Earl of Dumbarton as a courtesy. [14] [15] However, the Duke and Duchess decided instead that he would be styled as Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, [16] [17] in accordance with their wish that he grow up as a private citizen. [18] [19]

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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