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Royal Baby Name Revealed: Meghan, Harry Introduce Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to the World

Hours after the couple revealed their baby boy to the world they announced the highly anticipated name

Tired but beaming, Meghan and Prince Harry showed the public their baby son's face for the first time on Wednesday, and also revealed his name: Archie.

The royal couple said their son, seventh in line to the British throne, is named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. They have not chosen a grander title for the baby, who is not a prince but could have been named a lord.

The announcement came hours after the proud parents posed for cameras, helping to satisfy a huge global appetite for images and details about their newborn son.

Meghan said that being a mother is "magic" and that her baby has "just been a dream," adding, "I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy."

Harry held the boy next to his wife as they posed for the cameras in a vast hall at Windsor Castle. He said that "parenting is amazing" and that he and Meghan have loved spending time with their new baby in his first few days.

"We're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy and be able to spend some precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up," Harry said.

It's the public's first look at the healthy boy whose birth early Monday morning caused a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic.

The family didn't immediately offer answers to many of the remaining questions about Baby Sussex, chief among them what his name is. Harry had said Monday he and Meghan are "thinking" about names, and Britain's legal bookmakers reported high interest Tuesday in the names Alexander, James and Arthur.

The royal family also hasn't said what his British title will be or whether the baby will be an American citizen.

Meghan and Harry are still figuring out which parent he looks like.

"His looks are changing every single day, so who knows," Harry said.

The new arrival is the eighth great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, who smiled when asked about the baby's arrival at a luncheon Tuesday.

The baby boy is the first of her great-grandchildren to have an American parent. His mother Meghan is the daughter of a white man and a black woman, bringing a biracial heritage to the House of Windsor.

Meghan and Harry were taking the baby to meet Elizabeth on Wednesday after their appearance before the cameras.

"It'll be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family," Meghan said, adding that her mother had come along with them.

Prince William, Harry's older brother, joked Tuesday that he will be glad "to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting!"

Harry had hinted Monday that he and his wife may show off the baby on Wednesday, telling reporters, "I think we'll be seeing you guys in probably two days' time as planned as a family ... so that everyone can see the baby."

The prince was "over the moon" in that first, solo appearance after the baby's birth, saying he was "so incredibly proud" of Meghan and that his first child is "absolutely to die for."

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