Name of the newborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. The newborn boy is the eighth great-grandchild of The Queen. Ms Doria Ragland, the mother of The Duchess, was also present. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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  1. It's unusual his name is actually a nickname. I've always thought that royals tend to choose traditional names, Archibald for example. But he is just Archie..
    Does anyone know what does Mountbatten stand for? I know the dinasty is called Windsor, but Mounbatten???

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    1. Hou! Prince Philip Mountbatten ,c’est le nom du grand-père,il s’est battu pour que ses enfants portent son nom.

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    2. Mountbatten is Prince Philip's surname.

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    3. Philip Mountbatten, prince Philip

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    4. Mountbatten is Prince Phillip’s family name, wonderful tribute to him

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    5. Mountbatten is Prince Phillip’s family name, wonderful tribute to him

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    6. Mountbatten is Prince Phillip’s family name, wonderful tribute to him

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    7. I believe Mountbatten was Prince Philips name when he became a British citizen and when he and the queen got married they combined their names to Mountbatten-Windsor.

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    8. Mountbatten-Windsor is the official family Name of all the descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

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    9. Mountbatten-Windsor is the official family name of all descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

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    10. That is Phillip's name. The Queen added his name to the family name of Windsor as a sign of respect as being head of family. There is a lot of discussion as this being a compromise since he would not be a King Consort.

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    11. All of them are Mountbatten Windsor

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    12. That is Phillip's name. The Queen added his name to the family name of Windsor as a sign of respect as being head of family. There is a lot of discussion as this being a compromise since he would not be a King Consort.

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    13. Mountbatten was Prince Philips family name. In order to keep him happy because he wouldn’t become king and the Queen wouldn’t change her last name they double barreled it to Mountbatten Windsor for family use.

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    14. Mountbatten is the surname of Duke of Edinburgh. Mountbatten-Windsor differs from the official name of the British royal family, which remains the House of Windsor. In accordance with law and custom in the English-speaking world, the surname Mountbatten-Windsor belongs to all male-line descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and is used by them if and when a surname is needed.

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    15. Mountbatten is actually a german name, Philip had this name in a german version before marrying Elizabeth. They decided for all their kids (and their kids etc.) that their last name is Mountbatten-Windsor, so from bith Elizabeth and Philip

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    16. Mountbatten is Prince Philip's surname. His descendants who do not carry a royal title or style may use Mountbatten-Windsor as their surname. This was something the Queen did to honor the Duke back in the 1960's.

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    17. Prins Philip is geboren als Prins van Griekenland; zijn moeder heette Van Battenberg; sinds 1947 (huwelijk) bedient hij zich van de achternaam van zijn moeder. In het Engels Mountbatten. Dus is het Mountbatten-Windsor geworden, de achternaam van zijn kinderen, kleinkinderen en achterkleinkinderen.

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    20. Philip's name used to be Battenberg. It was Anglicized to Mountbatten at the time of World War II when England was fighting Germany.

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    21. Mountbatten-Windsor is the name of the children of her majesty the queen and prince Philip, and henceforth, it is also the name of William and his familly.

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    22. Thank you! So many answers!

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    23. As far as I know Queen Elizabeth's first two children's name- that is Charles and Anne is actually only Windsor. After prince Philip complained he actually feels like an amoeba because his children doesn't have his name the Queen converted the third and fourth child's surname to Mountbatten-Windsor. But the first ones in line of the throne are only Windsors.

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    24. They changed their German last names during WW I: Battenberg became Mountbatten (translation)and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha became Windsor (place of residence).

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    25. Parfaitement exact ! C'est le roi George V qui changea le le nom de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha en Windsor en 1917. Il trouvait que cela faisait trop allemand avec qui il était en guerre .

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    26. Mountbatten means Battenberg, the British royals have German ancestry. It was changed during WWI to emphasize Britishness and loyalty of British sovereign to his people.

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    27. Mountbatten is the family name of Prince Philip. Or the taken "English sounding" name taken by his famil, it was originally Battenberg, but with the historical tensions between Germany and England made them change when they moved (fled) to England.

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  2. Love that photo! You have got to love that photo! That's going up as wallpaper on my desktop/phone for at least the rest of the week. :D

    And not for nothing; Megan looks great!!

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    1. Agree, but for me, Elisabeth and Philip's smile is great, so nice

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    2. That's what I mean. The Queen always has a pleasant smile when appropriate (and we've even seen a slight giggle or two when something particularly funny happens) but that smile - both her's and Phillip's - is just so genuine-joy. It warms your heart.

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    3. Heartwarming, yes indeed. Queen Elisabeth and her grandson, wife and great-grandson. As somebody said, there is so much love in this picture.

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  3. What a darling photo of the group! Wonderful. Love the name Archie--it's a very old name. Harrison is a family name on Meghan's side and happily also could be "son of Harry".

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    1. Harrison=Son of Harry.

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    2. Harrison is on her side? I have not seen that anywhere. It means 'son of Harry'. Where have you seen this Pine?.😊

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    3. Hi Diane, I saw it way back when they got engaged when many genealogists were working on her ancestors/family tree. It was one of her English surnames from another century. I will try to find source.

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    4. Sorry, Diane, I just checked sources and it's Kate's family who have the name Harrison, not Meghan's. My mix-up.

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    5. No worries Pine I was just curious 😊
      Thank you

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  4. Mountbatten is the last name of the family of the Duke of Edimburgh, Phillip, Harry's grandfather. Very nice photo.

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  5. Lovely day! And it is wonderful that they took photo with the Queen and the Duke.

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  6. What a beautiful image. Wishing them health and happiness ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  7. Harrison actually means 'Son of Harry' 💞

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  8. When Princess Anne got married for the first time she signed her name Mountbatten-Windsor as did Prince Andrew. Although Lady Louise, daughter of Prince Edward is referred to as Lady Louise Windsor, she is correctly Mountbatten Windsor. Prince Philip's Uncle was Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who prince Charles regarded as an honorary grandfather, hence it is one of the names of Prince William, Prince George and also now, obviously Prince Louis. For those who enjoy genealogy, Prince Philip's aunt, Lady Louise Mountbatten was step grandmother to King Carl Gustav of Sweden. Lovely photo

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    1. The swedish King whom Louise Mountbatten married was Gustav Adolf. They Gad no children.

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    2. Actually Mountbatten is the english version of Philip's original and very german name: Battenberg.
      Marie

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    3. Aussi bien en anglais qu'en allemand l traduction donne le Mont Batten !

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  9. Very nice photo of the RF.I am a bit surprised about the name and no title. But this is what they wanted and so it should be.So all this name guessing and no one got it right, that works for me.I wish them all the best. Everyone is happy.Congrats to the little Family.

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    1. Agree. And this is a wonderful picture full of love and happiness.

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  10. Wonderful family. I must admitte I hate the name. Odd choice. But it's the parents choice. What matters is that the baby and mother is healthy.
    This is quite a historic photo for the British Royal Family. Never anyone with african blood married into the brf. A official photo of the Queen of England with a half african american grand daughter in law and her african american mother is quite marvelous. The brf seems to be more open minded! Glad to see! Amazing! Best wishes to the new parents.

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    1. Don't we all have african blood?

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    2. I agree, Raquel! It is beautiful to see, wonderful, and I love it. I indeed think it is a historic moment. Very sweet.
      They all look happy and delighted.

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    3. Preach, Anja! You are exactly right! :D

      April

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  11. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh look great; it is wonderful the age they are and still able to celebrate such an occasion.I thought they may have chosen something to do with the Spencer family. I love the babies little bonnet I wonder if he has red hair.

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    1. Perhaps they will chose a name with regard to the Spencer family when the next child arrives. I'm pretty sure they will have another one. I can't bring myself to particularly like "Archie", but "Harrison" is fine, as it relates to the boy being Harry's son. A clever move.

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    2. You are probably right DSC. I think in the USA and Australia in the 60's or 70's there was A t.v show called Archie and the Jugheads when I was a kid;it was so funny (I'm not saying the Royals are Jugheads;my friends and I nearly fell over laughing.

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  12. Harris Sohn OK, aber warum Archie? Weiß dies jemand. Und Lord Mountbatten hat nun seinen Wunsch erfüllt bekommen;-)

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  13. The picture above reminds me of a Renaissance painting!! SO lovely.

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  14. Archie > shortened form of Archibald. Are you all so young that you do not recognize who was Archibald Leach? (Cary Grant)

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    1. First person I thought about was Archie Bunker (lol)! And, sadly, the younger people around me had no clue. :-| And what *would* Archie Bunker think of all this?! LOL!!! I would LOVE to see his face! Heeeeheeee.

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    2. Sweety, the honourable Mr. Archibald Leach is a gifted lawyer, as everybody knows. From him I learned a lot about american guys and british gentlemen, but what would Otto say, I mean, Mr. Manfredjensenjen? !"You English! You think you're so superior, don't you?" Greetings from Wanda!

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  15. Love the photo! When I first saw the name on a blog, I thought it was a joke. Then I saw it on more official social media and...... *sigh*. The first thing that popped into my head was Archie Andrews from the comics and Riverdale tv show. I hope this Archie doesn't inherit his dad's red hair....

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  16. Yeah I am checking my memory and cannot think of an equivalent visit of the Qn to Kate & William's children. In fact I may be wrong...

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  17. Prince Philip was born a Prince of Greece and Denmark and belonged to the house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg. His mother was princess Alice, born princess of Battenberg. So Prince Philip took his moters name anglicized to Mountbatten.

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  18. Meghan is such a beautiful mother.

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  19. Love this photo! The Queen looks as though she wants to cuddle baby Archie and Prince Philip looks incredibly proud to be a Great-Grandad again.

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS MEG AND HAZ, ENJOY UR SON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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