Meghan, 37, was inspired by her favourite childhood comic character ‘Archie Andrews’ which was introduced to her by Mr Markle, according to a former friend.
The Duchess of Sussex, during her early years growing up in the US became “obsessed” with the ginger-haired animation, and reading the books became Meghan and her father’s cute “activity together”. It is suggested by naming the seventh-in-line to the throne after such a fond memory, Meghan is ready to “reach out” to her father who lives along in Mexico.
A friend of the Duchess told The Sun: “She would spend her weekends going to vintage stores to buy the comics.
“This could be a little nod to her dad. It was him who instilled that hobby into her, that was their activity together.
“He would drive her around and also surprise her with vintage volumes. She had at least 100. This may be a way to reach out to her dad, even after all that’s happened.”
Meghan Markle’s new baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor may be seventh in line to the British throne and reside on the grounds of Windsor Great Park, but in one crucial way he is just like you or me: He isn’t a Prince and doesn’t have a title.
If things remain as they currently stand, that could change when his grandfather becomes the monarch. “Archie will be able to use the title of HRH Prince when Charles becomes King,” says royal historian Carolyn Harris, author of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting, “but it is possible that he will not use this title. Archie will not be able to pass the title of Prince or Princess to his children as they will be another generation removed from the sovereign, but the title of Duke of Sussex will pass to Prince Harry's male line descendants.”
So yes, technically, when Charles becomes King, Archie will become His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Archie, the same title that his cousins George, Charlotte, and Louis currently use. If the title “Prince” is what makes your ears perk up here, know that the “HRH” designation is almost as rarified and special. (Diana famously lost the right to use that designation after her divorce from Prince Charles and was allowed only to use the title “Princess of Wales.”)
Who gets to be Prince or HRH is not dictated by some arcane rule that’s been in place since the Tudors and Stuarts ruled the realm, but an evolution of royal rules that’s taken place over the last century.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have posted an adorable new photograph of baby Archie Harrison today - showing his feet as Meghan, 37, celebrates her first mother's day with her son.
The adorable single image shows the newborn's two tiny wriggling feet being gently held by the Duchess of Sussex's hand, with forget-me-nots - Harry's mother Princess Diana's favourite flower - clearly visible in the background.
The photograph and accompanying caption celebrates Mother's Day, which is being marked in the US and other countries around the world today, and is believed to have been taken at the couple's new home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed to MailOnline that the photograph features Archie and the Duchess of Sussex.
Unlike his big brother William and wife Kate Middleton who displayed their offspring to the world on the steps of the hospital just days after Prince George was born, Harry and Meghan waited a while as they are not afraid to do things a different way.
In a video of the couple with Prince Harry holding his precious child, he lets it slip that the baby is more than just a few days old. When asked who the baby resembles the most, Harry responded:
“Everyone says the baby has changed so much over two weeks we’ve basically (sort of) been monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really.”
While we commoners don’t know what goes on behind the castle walls, many were speculating Harry and Meghan didn’t want to share their bundle of joy with the rest of the world. Others believe they may have been pressured by members of the royal family into unveiling the young Prince to the public. In any event, we were all happy to see little Archie whether he was just two days or two weeks old.
Baby Archie has only been alive for a week, but he's already had a tremendous impact on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's relationship. Us Weekly reports that Meghan becoming a mother has changed the dynamic between the two duchesses. "Meghan and Kate will be spending a lot more time together," a palace insider told Us. "Now that they’re bonding over motherhood, they’ve become closer than ever."
The outlet additionally reported that Meghan is planning to take Archie to the U.S. when he's able to fly. "For Meghan, it’s just as important for Archie to learn abut her family history as it is for him to learn about his royal ancestors, so she plans to go on a trip to L.A. with him once she’s comfortable taking him on a plane," a source said.
Archie got to meet his aunt Kate Middleton yesterday. The Daily Mail's royal reporter Rebecca English tweeted that both Prince William and Kate visited Meghan and Archie on Tuesday. "Just to confirm that William & Kate visited their new nephew, #ArchieHarrison, at Frogmore Cottage today after #PrinceHarry returned from Oxford," she wrote. "Their children weren’t with them, however, so it will be a little while yet before George, Charlotte and Louis meet their new cousin."
Kate spoke enthusiastically about Archie the day after he was born and how excited she was to meet him. "It’s such a special time and with [my children] Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays, it’s such a great time of the year to have a baby," she staretd. "And yes, spring’s in the air and everything so it’s pretty great. As William said, we look forward to meeting him [Baby Sussex] and finding out what his name is going to be. So it’s really exciting for both of them. And I’m wishing them the best in these next few weeks. It’s always a bit daunting the first time around."