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Royal baby name revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the name of their newborn son earlier today, following their first public appearance as a family since the birth.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh in line to the throne after his father Prince Harry, his cousins George, Charlotte and Louis, his uncle William and grandfather Charles.

Archie and Harrison were not predicted names with the bookies, who were backing James, Alexander, Arthur, Edward or Spencer.

The Duke and Duchess announced that their son will not take up the title of ‘Lord’ or ‘Earl’ as a child, instead taking the title of ‘Master’ until he comes of age.

Mountbatten-Windsor, derived from his great-grandfather Prince Phillip, is used for direct descendants to the Queen when a surname is required in absence of a royal title.

In 2018, Archie was 15th in the UK’s top 100 baby names, while Harrison was 32nd, according to data from Baby Centre UK.

While all the predicted royal names were noted among the top 50 most popular names in the UK, it is predicted Archie will now rise in popularity.

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