Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was last seen in public on his first royal tour abroad to Africa last month. The adorable royal met Archbishop Desmond Tutu and was seen smiling from Meghan’s arms as he did so.
Now new insight into Archie has come from Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who spoke about their son as they surprised families at a coffee morning.
Meghan and Harry met with families from the Welsh Guards, Coldstream Guards and Household Cavalry on Wednesday and spoke about family life, and how tough it must be for service personnel being stationed away from their families.
Meghan chatted to parents about Archie and shared stories about his development with Amy Thompson, whose husband Brad is attached to the Welsh Guards.
Ms Thompson said: “My daughter Aeris is the same age as Archie and we talked about weaning and the children beginning to crawl – she’s just a normal mum and it was like talking to a friend.”
Royal baby: Could Archie gain the title of Prince one day? (Image: PA)
When Meghan knelt down to meet some of the children outside, she revealed how her son had cut his first teeth.
The Duchess was speaking to one toddler, who was holding a rose for her and told her: “Yes. Look at all your good teeth.”
She added: “Archie just got two teeth. Two tiny ones, right there,” pointing to the middle of her bottom row of teeth.
Archie’s arrival in May excited fans around the world, and many eagerly awaited to hear the announcement of the young royal’s name.
Royal baby: The adorable royal has just begun to crawl according to his parents (Image: PA)
While William’s children George, Charlotte and Louis all have fairly conventional royal names, Archie’s breaks the norm.
Not only is Archie a rather modern take on royal names but the young royal was also not given a title.
Archie instead carries the surname Mountbatten-Windsor and is not a prince like his cousins.
This surname was declared by the Queen to be the one given to her direct descendants if they are not given the title of Prince of Princess.
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The Mountbatten part of the surname comes from Prince Philip’s side of the family.
The Duke of Edinburgh took his maternal grandmother’s surname when he became a member of the Royal Family.
Philip renounced his Greek and Danish royal titles and became a naturalised British subject.
He did this to marry then Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947.
Royal baby: Archie smiled in South Africa as he met Desmond Tutu (Image: ITV)
Royal baby: Archie has the surname Mountbatten-Windsor, and does not have a HRH title (Image: PA)
However, could Archie one day be a prince?
According to the act of succession, when Prince Charles becomes king, his grandchildren will inherit an HRH title.
This means Archie would technically become a prince.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight: “Things will change when the Prince of Wales becomes King Charles III because the act of succession means that any sons of sons of monarchs automatically take the HRH title.
“At some point further down the line, he will become technically Prince Archie.”
However, Archie may share the sentiments of his parents and not wish to go by Prince Archie. Royal historian Carolyn Harris told Town & Country: “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.”