As expected, royal baby Archie's birth certificate emerged Friday and it shows the newborn son of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex was born at the Portland Hospital, an American-owned private medical center in London's Westminster district.
The Press Association, a British wire service somewhat akin to the Associated Press, obtained a copy of the baby's birth certificate and tweeted it out Friday, clearing up one of the big mysteries about the May 6 birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II's eighth great-grandchild: Where was he born?
Harry and Meghan had declined to specify the location of their son's birth when they introduced him to the world on May 8 at Windsor Castle, posing for photos and video.
Later, the newest royal met the queen, Prince Philip and Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, who traveled from Los Angeles for the birth of her first grandchild.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James Middleton has made a cringeworthy attempt to cash in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new son Archie.
James, 32, sent regular customers of his gift company Boomf an email full of jokes and references to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor just three days after the baby was born, in an attempt to sell his products.
The email, to thousands of customers, was titled: ‘Boy oh boy – that was a surprise!’ and included baby ‘emojis’ in the title. It went on: ‘It’s a royally exciting week to become a new parent (wink wink).
‘Every parent deserves to have their little prince or princess showered in colourful confetti. Celebrate and congratulate them by sending something a little bit different (we kindly recommend popping over and sweeping up the confetti whilst everyone is sleeping though).
‘P.S Don’t worry, no babies were harmed in the making of this video, we promise!’
Meghan Markle reportedly hasn't yet hired a nanny or full staff at Frogmore Cottage, instead relying on mom Doria Ragland in the first couple weeks after she gave birth to her fabulous new baby, Archie Harrison. But now, according to the Daily Mail, Doria's headed back home to L.A., just as Meghan's longtime BFF Jessica Mulroney was spotted taking a flight to London to (presumably) visit her and meet Archie.
Jessica is reportedly a frontrunner to be a godparent to baby Archie, but of course that announcement and the date of the christening haven't been made yet. Meghan, I'm so excited to know the people you chose—is Amal Clooney one? Serena Williams??
On Tuesday, Doria was spotted at home in Los Angeles walking her dogs. Meanwhile, Jessica boarded a plane in her home of Toronto with her daughter, and her husband posted pictures of himself already in London. I love that Meghan's surrounded by every single person she loves right now. And, to be honest, she probably already has a ton of help even though she doesn't have anyone formally in place yet. Considering that the Queen, Prince Charles, and Kate Middleton and Prince William have all reportedly visited the new mom and baby, she's probably used to playing hostess while she simultaneously recovers.
To be clear, there's nothing wrong (in my opinion) with Doria going back home and doing her own thing, especially since she was clearly so helpful in the weeks after Archie's birth. Doria played a critical role in her daughter's life these past few weeks, and even got a shout-out in the birth announcement. Here's that iconic photo of Doria with the Queen, who's meeting Archie for the first time:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are celebrating Father's Day this morning with a new photo of their son Archie Harrison. The Sussex Royal account just shared a sweet never-before-seen picture of the one-month-old baby adorably holding on to his dad's finger.