IT was a Royal baby name which none of us were expecting but one we instantly fell in love with.
And although fans have been speculating whether the name Archie is a nod to Princess Diana’s ancestors or in reference to one of Prince Charles’ titles, it now appears it could have a sweet second meaning.
One of Meghan Markle’s close friends Gayle King has revealed that the name Archie – along with meaning “bold”, “brave” and “genuine” – could also mean “connection”.
While hosting CBS Upfront on Wednesday, the television star – who was one of the few guests who attended Meghan’s baby shower in February – said: “I love the name, Archie.
“It’s so interesting that everybody’s weighing in on the same Archie. It’s nobody’s business.
The presenter then went on to say that the name Archie “means connection” which could relate to his British and American lineage.
Gayle added: “They picked what works for them. But I loved it.”
Since Archie Harrison Mountbatten’s name was announced on 8 May, royals fans have been speculating the inspiration behind his moniker.
Last week, The Sun on Sunday exclusively revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their son after Prince Harry’s army mentor Major Tom Archer-Burton – who was known as Archie.
Harry’s former commanding officer was responsible for getting him deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 after his dream of serving his country in Iraq were dashed.
In more Royal Family news, Prince Harry needs Meghan Markle “more than she needs him”, a royal biographer has claimed.
And Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William have a young Royals WhatsApp group to organise secret get togethers.
Plus Prince Harry shouted “I hate you” at Prince Charles for making Princess Diana cry, a royal author has claimed.
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