Heir he is! Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry introduce their baby to the world, and he has a name!

It's our first glimpse of the royal bub, and in the words of his own father, he's "absolutely to die for".
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have given the world the very first glimpse of their first child, during a photo call inside St George’s Hall at Windsor on Wednesday, and just hours later revealed he has a name – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!

The adorable little Archie, who was born on May 6 at 5.26am (UK time), was wrapped up in a GH Hurt & Son shawl, and carried to the photo call by his proud father, Prince Harry.

All smiles! we can’t get enough of these guys! (Image: Dominic Lipinski/AFP via Getty)

Despite having just given birth two days ago, Duchess Meghan, 37, looked radiant in an all white ensemble, wearing a trench dress by Grace Wales Bonner, with a beaming Prince Harry, 34, wearing a smart grey suit, by her side.

Meghan told the press she was “really happy” about becoming a mum.

“It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy.”

When asked who the baby resembled the most out of the two of them Harry said: “Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks.

“We’re basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows.

“It’s great. Parenting is amazing,” he added.

“It’s only been two and a half days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy and to be able to spend some precious times with him as he slowly starts to grow up.”

The new royal bub is a gorgeous bundle of joy. (Image: Dominic Lipinski / PA / AAP)

Meghan also revealed that while most of the family hadn’t yet met little Archie yet, on the way to the photo call they’d bumped into Prince Philip, who became the first royal to meet him.

“We just bumped into the Duke [of Edinburgh] as we were walking by which was so nice. It’ll be a nice moment to introduce the baby to more family and my mum is with us as well,” Meghan revealed.

“Another great-grandchild!” Harry added.

After the fleeting, first photo shoot as a new family-of-three was complete, Harry and Meghan thanked the press and waved goodbye. The world is likely to not see the royal newborn again until his baptism, which is thought to be in August.

The look of pure, unconditional love. (Image: Dominic Lipinski / PA / Getty)

And if a glimpse of the new baby boy wasn’t enough to melt your heart, the doting new parents revealed just hours later that they’d chosen a name!

While top picks for the name, if it was a boy, had included traditional names like Arthur, James, Albert, Alexander and Spencer, the couple surprised many with by choosing the name Archie, and we love it!

Announced in an Instagram post on their official Sussex Royal account accompanied by an absolutely gorgeous photo of The Queen meeting little Archie for the first time, the caption read: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

“This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.”

How adorable!

The exciting news that the royal baby had been born, after months of anticipation, was announced on Monday afternoon via the Sussex Royal Instagram account.

Posted alongside a simple, yet effective image that read “It’s a boy!”, the caption read: “We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz.

“The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives.

“More details will be shared in the forthcoming days.”

Little Archie is only two days old, but he’s already being adored by the masses! (Image: Dominic Lipinski / PA / Getty)

Prince Harry also fronted the media to give a brief announcement outside Windsor.

Looking visibly excited, the new father grinned as he talked about how he was “over the moon”, and that little Archie was absolutely “to die for,” and how proud he was of Meghan.

“I’m very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy earlier this morning, a very healthy boy,” the Prince said.

“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It’s been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined.

“How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension, but we’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful to all the love and support from everybody out there.

“It’s been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody,” Prince Harry shared.

Watch: Prince Harry excitedly announces the arrival of his son. Story continues below…

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While it’s not confirmed where Archie was born, there are reports that he was delivered at Portland Hospital, where Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were born.

Duchess Meghan has certainly perfected that royal wave. (Image: Dominic Lipinski / PA / Getty)

Since the announcement of the royal baby’s birth, congratulatory messages and well-wishes have been coming in thick and fast for the new parents from all over the world, as well as from those close to them.

On Tuesday, in their first interview since the birth of Meghan and Harry’s baby, Prince William and Duchess Catherine were all smiles as shared their excitement and said they couldn’t wait to find out what the name would be.

Prince William said he was “obviously thrilled, absolutely thrilled, and obviously looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down.”

Adding: “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting,” he said with a grin.

When asked if he had any advice for his brother, William replied he had plenty of advice, but he wishes him all the best and hopes the next few days he and Meghan can settle down and enjoy having a newborn in their family and the joys that come with that.

Duchess Catherine added, “It’s such a special time. Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays, it’s such a great time of year to have a baby. Spring is in the air.

“We’re looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name is going to be. It’s really exciting for both of them.

“These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time round so we wish them all the best.”

William and Kate shared their excitement at welcoming a new royal baby into the royal family and joked they were happy to welcome Harry and Meghan into the “sleep deprivation society.” (Image: Getty)

Charles, The Prince of Wales, has also shared his delight at welcoming a new grandchild into the family.

Currently on a royal tour of Germany, the paternal grandfather said, “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”

Celebrities and politicians have also weighed in on young Archie’s birth, Meghan’s former co-star on Suits, Patrick J Adams tweeted, “”Just heard that the world just got heavier by 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Much love to him and his incredible parents.

“Learned first hand 7 months ago how transformational becoming a parent is and couldn’t be happier for Meghan and Harry as they begin this adventure. #playdatesoon”

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama also took to Twitter to congratulate the couple, writing, “Congratulations, Meghan and Harry! Barack and I are so thrilled for both of you and can’t wait to meet him. #RoyalBaby”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have never shied away from a little bit of PDA. (Image: Dominic Lipinski / PA / Getty)

So there we have it, welcome to the world little Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – an adorable name for an equally adorable baby.

Congratulations Harry and Meghan, we’re so delighted for you!

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