The Cutest Photos Of All The Times Baby Archie Has Made A Royal Appearance

by BridalPulse

The world anxiously awaited the arrival of the royal bundle, Baby Archie. The wait would end on May 6, 2019 when Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry welcomed their first child. The royal son is the first for both parents and is seventh in line to the throne. He is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth great-grandchild and the world was excited to meet the newest addition to the royal family.

The public was made aware that the royal baby was on his way by a statement from Buckingham Palace, which led many to anxiously anticipate news of a safe delivery. “The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning. The Duke of Sussex was by Her Royal Highness’ side. An Announcement will be made soon,” was the official statement of the Palace.

The Announcement

Staying aligned with tradition, Buckingham Palace made a formal announcement regarding the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ son on May 6, 2019. The notice was placed inside a wooden framed supported by an easel, as all royal birth announcements are from the Palace.

The Announcement
The announcement read, “The Queen and the Royal Family are delighted at the news that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526 am today. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”

In The Delivery Room

Meghan knew that no matter where she gave birth, there were two important people that she wanted by her side. Her wish would become reality during the birth of her son, as she surrounded by two of the people she loves dearly in this world.

In The Delivery Room
Offering her all the love and support she would need as she gave birth to her beautiful baby boy, Prince Harry and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland were with her in the delivery room.

The Wait

The crowd gathered to get an up close view of the royal announcement. This meant that they were one step closer to finally meeting the newest member of the royal family, the son of The Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex.

The Wait
The announcement was placed just inside the royal gates. Onlookers lined up throughout the day to read the details of the birth. The wait for the birth of the royal baby was finally over but now, a new wait was looming, the first viewing of the baby.

He’s Official

The Certified Copy Of An Entry Pursuant to the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 is the form that officially registers the birth of The Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex’ new son.

He’s Official
The certificate of birth revealed that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born at the Portland. The mom’s name appeared as Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex with occupation entered as ‘Princess of the United Kingdom’.

Change of Plans

Initial reports indicated that Meghan hoped to deliver her baby at home. Those plans were changed when she was dashed away to the hospital the night before Baby Archie was born.

Change of Plans
The Duchess of Sussex was overdue by one week and was taken to Portland hospital discreetly by her husband, Prince Harry and his security team. Sources report that the plan was a well-kept secret that not even the senior royals were aware of what was happening.

Congratulations

Congratulatory wishes rang out across the world after The Duchess of Sussex had given birth to her and Prince Harry’s son. Social media, news outlets, and printed media would boast congratulatory wishes to the new parents throughout the week.

Congratulations
A congratulatory greeting scrolled around the BT Tower in London following the announcement of the birth of the royal baby. The message read, “Congratulations Harry and Meghan It’s a boy!”

Home Sweet Home

Frogmore Cottage is home to Prince Harry and Meghan. They oversaw major renovations to the home and moved in only a few days before the birth of their son. The cottage is cozy and holds a special place in Harry’s heart, which infectiously touches Meghan’s heart as well.

Home Sweet Home
A few hours after giving birth to their son, Prince Harry and Meghan returned to the comfort of their own home at Frogmore cottage. The recent renovations made this the perfect place to enjoy their new addition before introducing him to the world.

Welcoming the Royal Baby

News of the arrival of the royal baby boy spread quickly and the crowd grew equally as fast. They were anxious to hear or see anything about the parents and their new baby. They gathered in traditional fashion along the streets outside Buckingham Palace.

Welcoming the Royal Baby
People of all ages were gathered outside the gates of Buckingham Palace awaiting the official announcement of the birth of Prince Henry and The Duchess of Sussex’ baby boy.

A Proud Father

The Duke of Sussex made the first official announcement declaring the birth of his son. He thanked the public for their support and shared that “Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy baby boy.”

A Proud Father

 

Prince Harry described the birth of his son as “amazing” and “absolutely incredible” before going on to share how incredibly proud of Meghan he was. He said, “The little thing is absolutely to die for so I’m just over the moon.” His face was a clear expression of the words he spoke, absolute joy.

The Big Reveal

Two days after giving birth, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, along with their new arrival would make their first public appearance. New mom, Meghan Markle said, “It’s magic. I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy. He has the sweetest temperament. He’s just been the dream, so it’s been a special couple of days.”

The Big Reveal
Both Prince Harry and the Duchess agreed that it wasn’t quite clear who baby Archie favored most in the family. “His looks are changing every single day. Prince Harry stated. “Parenting is amazing. We’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy,” he added.

Camera Ready

There’s no denying that the world is anxious to watch Baby Archie grow up. He’ll definitely be ready to please, as his parents will share him through photos and surprise appearances as he grows. Royal babies are such a pleasure to watch and wow, and Baby Archie hasn’t disappointed at all.

Camera Ready
Photos of Baby Archie were shared by the proud new parents. This image was captured during a photo call in St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire. Here Baby Archie is pictured cradled in dad’s arms while Mom gently cradles his head. Baby Archie is wrapped in a baby blanket from G.H. Hurt & Son, carrying on a 70 year family tradition.

Social Media Meets Baby Archie

People from around the globe anticipated a glimpse at Baby Archie. The proud parents didn’t disappoint, as they elected to share photos via Instagram. It was a public moment that they welcomed the world to share with them.

Social Media Meets Baby Archie

Prince Harry and The Duchess share a moment of happiness as they continue to celebrate being new parents. It was the first of many warm occasions that the world can look forward to seeing from them.

Social Media Meets Baby Archie
Baby Archie was welcomed and a viral sensation from the start. Posts shared by his parents accumulated almost 5 million likes. The photos were captured in Windsor, and the initial four posts were made within an 8 hour time span.

And We Shall Call Him

Although Baby Archie had been presented to the world, his name had not yet been revealed. He was known around the world as the son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. What would they name him? This was the question that plagued the minds of people near and far.

And We Shall Call Him
Moments after the photo call, the new parents posted an update to their IG account. This post would answer the question that the entire world was asking. The post read, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.” The caption was made underneath this photo, which was the formal introduction of Baby Archie to the Queen.

The Christening

The newest member of the royal family, Baby Archie was christened in July. There was one member of the royal family not in attendance, the Queen. It was stated that the Queen had prior engagements and wouldn’t be able to attend the christening of her great grandson.

The Christening
Senior members of the royal family were in attendance and many anticipated that the names of the godparents would be revealed during the ceremony. However, after all was over, no official announcement of the godparents was offered. The world will have to wait a little longer.

A Family Affair

Close family of Baby Archie posed for a photo commemorating one of the most special occasions of his life, the christening. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby officiated and there were 25 guests in attendance.

A Family Affair
The christening was held privately and closed to the press. However photos capturing the memorable moments were taken by photographer Chris Allerton and later released by The Duke and Duchess.

Fit for a Royal

Baby Archie was dressed in a handcrafted replica of the royal christening gown, which has been the staple baptismal gown of royal infants over the past 11 years. The Queen ordered this replica in 2004 to preserve the original design that was used for christenings.

Fit for a Royal
Baby Archie’s christening attire was made of fin lace and lined with white satin. It is a traditional piece that is likely to be worn by his siblings should the Duke and Duchess present with more children in the years to come.

Seeing Double

Lady McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, sisters of the late Princess Diana were both in attendance at Baby Archie’s christening. Everyone is comparing Baby Archie to Prince Harry and in many images, the comparison is apparent.

Seeing Double
This side-by-side image of Prince Harry and Baby Archie being held by Princess Diana and The Duchess of Sussex are proof that there is a strong resemblance between Prince Harry when he was a baby and his son, Baby Archie.

Let’s Watch Polo

The Duchess of Sussex surprised everyone in July when she showed up to watch Prince Harry in a polo match. The biggest element of the surprise was that she brought Baby Archie along to see his dad in action.

WOKINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor attend The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Both parents are still in awe as they share a moment admiring Baby Archie. The joy they’re experiencing is obvious as they both appear to be completely smitten over their beloved son.

A Day Out

Meghan keeps things as normal as possible and the public loves when she makes public appearances and Baby Archie accompanies her. This was an ordinary day out until she stepped out with the little bundle of joy in her arms.

A Day Out
Prince Harry was simply elated and pleased to have them join him for the polo match. The Duchess held Baby Archie close to her chest and he was wrapped in a beautiful ivory blanket with gold trim.

Baby Archie in South Africa

People have been waiting for Baby Archie to make his appearance on the royal tour of South Africa. It was well worth the wait as Baby Archie captivated the hearts of the world once again with his adorable presence and ginger colored hair, striking a close resemblance to his dad, Prince Harry.

Baby Archie in South Africa
It’s official, Baby Archie is royal perfection, as he makes quite an impression on the royals’ South African tour. He appeared with his parents during a meeting with officials. The picture was shared by the official Sussex Royal Instagram account and fans were once again wooed by Baby Archie.

In Training

The tour is a 10-day visit and the royal couple is almost done but the trip wouldn’t have been as successful without the help of Baby Archie. It’s obvious that he’s a hit with everyone he encounters. It’s yet to be determined if it’s his sharp business skills, gorgeous eyes, or sweet baby’s breath that has everyone cooing over him.

In Training
Meghan and Prince Harry were in a meeting with Archbishop Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe. They shared a few moments admiring Baby Archie and maybe asking his opinion on the topic of discussion.

Priceless Moments

There will be many firsts for the parents to experience with Baby Archie. The South Africa tour is one of the biggest firsts of his life. Prince Harry and Meghan have traveled together on mission and personal trips before but to be accompanied by their son makes this tour priceless.

Priceless Moments
Baby Archie brings joy and laughter to his parents. Smiles like this are priceless and worthy to be shared with his mom. It’s natural and completely expected for mom to overflow with happiness and smiles when Baby Archie is this giggly.

Baby Archie Has His Eyes On the Prize

Most people know a good thing when they see it. It’s simple. You see something you like. Make the necessary steps to get it, right? Baby Archie seems to understand this concept at an early age and already has his eyes on the prize.

Baby Archie Has His Eyes On the Prize
Mom may be enjoying a chat with someone else but Baby Archie is eyeing the goodies. He’s zoned in on the sweet treats before him. It’s almost as if he can taste them melting in his mouth. The thought of them alone is causing Baby Archie to drool, as he ponders the best way to get a treat in his hands and eventually, in his mouth.

Baby Archie Loves the Cameras

The group found it funny to see so many cameras aiming to get pictures of Baby Archie. Prince Harry explained that he’s grown accustomed to it by now. Meghan describes Baby Archie as an old soul.

Baby Archie Loves the Cameras
The meeting lasted approximately an hour, but Baby Archie was clearly the lead in this one. Archbishop Tutu described the opportunity to meet the royal baby as a thrilling one and said that it’s a “privilege and honor” to meet the young British royal.

Prince Harry is Mesmerized

It is obvious that Prince Harry is a doting dad and proud of his son, Baby Archie. Meghan has described Prince Harry as being gentle, kind, and caring, which are the characteristics that attracted her to him most.

Prince Harry is Mesmerized
Prince Harry looks at Baby Archie with such gentleness, yet a humble sense of pride. The kind, gentle, and caring man that Meghan speaks of is clearly transitioning those traits into his role as a father.

Meghan Loses It!

The world is very critical of the royal family. They’re closely observed and people are quick to point out the smallest detail that may be unbecoming of a royal. The Duchess of Sussex is always under a microscope and has held herself together until this moment. You won’t believe who made her lose it!

Meghan Loses It!
Being a mom is a perfect fit for Meghan and she’s so captivated by motherhood that sometimes she just loses it, and spills over with laughter. Baby Archie gently grasps his mom’s fingers as she is filled with laughter. The moment must be quite intriguing, as Baby Archie seems to have a little smirk also.

Welcome to South Africa

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Archbishop Desmond Tutu along with his daughter welcomed Britain’s royal family. The warm greeting was quickly upgraded to a family-style welcome, as Baby Archie accompanied his parents to the meeting.

Welcome to South Africa
The look on the faces of Archbishop and his daughter was a close favor to the hearts of people all over the world when they see Baby Archie. Meghan nestled him closely as he looked away likely curious about the happenings of the moment.

Sealed With a Kiss

Prince Harry and The Duchess of Sussex have a personal connection with South Africa. The tour is sure to present moments that are near and dear to their hearts, especially because they get to share it with Baby Archie.

Sealed With a Kiss

A sweet kiss on the forehead from Archbishop Tutu seals the tour. Prince Harry and Meghan are passionate about their services and relationships with others. It is important to them for Baby Archie to be exposed to a variety of experiences throughout the world. This was a moment that Meghan would treasure forever.