Did Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Get Inspiration From Prince George When Naming Their Son Archie?
The long anticipated first glimpse of baby Sussex finally happened yesterday with the release of the first official photo along with the name announcement. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle beamed with joy in a photoshoot at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle where they proudly showed off their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Steering away from tradition, the Royal couple decided to go with a name they both liked rather than choose a long standing one such as Philip, Charles or Alexander. While some are saying inspiration may have come from their love of TV show Riverdale (who’s main character is Archie) others are speculating Meghan may have ‘stolen’ Kate Middleton’s nickname for Prince George.
According to The Sun, earlier this year Prince George reportedly told a dog walker that he is actually called Archie.
“I was asked by a police minder not to take a photo of the children, which I didn’t, but George started stroking my dog. Just to be friendly I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it” the dog walker told the paper.
“To my astonishment he said ‘I’m called Archie’ with a big smile on his face. I don’t know why he calls himself Archie but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely” she added.
While no-one knows why young George decided to call himself Archie, rumour has it his parents do call him that on occasion.
That’s not the only nickname Prince George has. According to Vanity Fair, his classmates call him P.G – short for Prince George.
Prince George’s dad Prince William also reportedly went by “Steve” during his university days and Prince Harry was said to go by Spike Wells on Facebook! Hilarious!
Whatever the inspiration may be for the name Archie we love it and wish Meghan and Harry a lifetime of health and happiness with their new bundle of joy!